Thursday, August 7, 2014

Halcyon Drive


Melbourne’s Halcyon Drive is proud to announce the release of their latest single Apart. Following on from the band’s upbeat lead single ‘Whitewash’; Apart builds on the duo’s unique pop sound, building anticipation for the band’s debut EP release to be released late 2014. Fast becoming stalwarts of the Melbourne live music scene, Halcyon Drive have had a massive year of acclaimed live shows. Recently supporting Panama (Syd) on their national tour at a sold out Northcote Social Club, supporting local gurus Sons of Rico, and touring bands such as Louis London and Jesse Davidson, it’s genuinely hard to find a weekend when these boys aren’t gracing a stage somewhere in a dingy, dark corner of Melbourne town.

With just one guitar, one (and a half) drum kits, live loop experiments and their trademark “catchy as balls” pop hooks, Halcyon Drive’s live shows are truly what sets them apart from the rest of the indie ratpack. With not a laptop in sight, layering crescendoed live loop mixes and shape-shifting dual drum segments, as put aptly by a gig reviewer, “If PETA cared for drum-kits as much as newborn kittens, Halcyon Drive would be constantly having fake drum-blood thrown on them outside red-carpet events”.

The band’s previous single ‘Whitewash’ has achieved Triple J airtime, over 50,000 online plays on Soundcloud, global blog affection, and a NIDA/ TripleJ film clip collaboration. Produced by Steven Schram (San Cisco, The Cat Empire, Little Red) and mastered by Brian Lucey (Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys), Apart strays slightly from the past “upbeat, urgent nature that the guys have made their signature sound”, but maintains the sentiment and theme of previous releases.