We chat to Melbourne alternative rock outfit Nuada as they prepare for their first gig – at Holy Smoke 2018. You can take a listen to the Nuada interview on the Spreaker player below.
Everybody has a wild side, something sinister just under the surface.
Leave it to He Danced Ivy to draw out that madness in their wild new single Spitting On Infinity; a thrashing ruckus full of distorted guitars and unique satirical lyrics that will have you feeling wilder than the house party it was recorded during.
To celebrate the release of Spitting On Infinity, He Danced Ivy will be taking to the stage with international legends Polyphia and Intervals on Monday, September 24.
Spitting On Infinity is the perfect tune for a wild Saturday night, recorded in part during one of those wild Saturday nights when the group gathered a choir of their best mates in a Fortitude Valley parking lot.
“We gathered 25 of our closest friends and crammed them into an outdoor carpark to record the big last chorus group vocals. I don’t know how we didn’t get shut down, but listening back to our wild carpark-choir is easily one of our greatest memories,” saidbassist, Mitch.
All for the theatrics, He Danced Ivy always weave some kind of insane narrative into their music; just try to piece this one together.
“The song tells this story of this narcissist that’s in a relationship that’s falling apart. All the classic culprits are there; in-law drama, compartmentalized emotions, backstabbing, and the false hope that things will get better,” said lead vocalist, Dave.
“Each feeling is painted with equal parts with and sleaze as the narcissist loses all care for subtlety. They begin to revel in the opportunity to lie, cheat, and steal; hell with the consequences. They’re finished, all that’s left is to spit on infinity and piss on the sun,” said lead guitarist, Sean.
Spitting On Infinity is the follow up to their Frankenstein’s monster of a single,Guillotines, released in July, which saw the boys step loudly into the spotlight scoring a rotation spot on triple j Unearthed, support from community radio and taste-maker blogs across the country.
The band isn’t just a way of life, its been much more than that. To us, as a family, writing music of such honesty, and reaching people who feel it similarly, is as profound an expression of art and life as its possible to be. People have said to me it must be cathartic to write songs like this. I often say the real gift is in the people I do it with. For what we share and what we mean to each other when all is said and done.. The landscapes are internal” Daniel Cavanagh
Internal Landscapes showcases the highly influential Liverpool sextet’s uncompromising dedication to fearless artistry. They’ve continually evolved since 1990 by placing hope in the future – from leaving the underground scene they were fundamental in establishing to continually mesmerising the world with dramatic post-progressive alternative rock that knows no borders.
The release of Internal Landscapes follows an extensive worldwide headline tour, including performances at Download Festival, ArcTanGent and Wembley Arena with Opeth in support of their 2017 studio album The Optimist. The release won the Album of the Year at the Progressive Music Awards ’17, reached the top 10 in the Polish charts, top 20 in Germany, top 40 in the UK, and has 5.8 million track streams on Spotify. This built on the success of their previous Kscope material, which also won at the Progressive Music Awards, including Album of the Year, Live Event of the Year & Multimedia Package of the Year for 2010’s We’re Here Because We’re Here, 2012’s Weather Systems and 2013’s Universal.
This collection, curated by the band, selects the best works from their prolific output on the ground-breaking label Kscope since 2008. In this time the band left their heavier roots and transcended into emotional heaviness that resonated deep within the heart of the listener. It takes its name from the band’s perhaps most heartfelt song, from their most popular album of the period, Weather Systems.
Daniel Cavanagh has provided the album sleeve notes and the artwork was created by long-time collaborator Travis Smith
Internal Landscapes will be released on CD, LP and available through usual download and streaming platforms.
It is available to pre-order at anathema.lnk.to/InternalLandscapesPR
1. Anathema [06:41]
2. Untouchable part 1 [06:14]
3. Untouchable part 2 [05:33]
4. Thin Air [06:00]
5. Ariel [06:29]
6. Can’t Let Go [04:34]
7. Dreaming Light [05:47]
8. Are you There? [05:11]
9. J’ai Fait Une Promesse [03:33]
10. Leaving It Behind [04:27]
11. Springfield [05:42]
12. Distant Satellites [08:07]
13. Internal Landscapes [08:37]
Produced by Dave Hammer (JEFFE, Nicole Millar, Gideon Benson), the surprisingly uplifting new single “mess around your room” is about being there when it is not convenient, for either party. It’s about sticking around through the mess.
“mess around your room” is out now on all digital platforms.
Peter Sonic will be playing some debut live shows in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne in July and August.