Lalchand, the nom de plume of Melbourne muso mastermind Jordan Lalchand, is today sharing the latest cut from his forthcoming record – and this one features a massive feature guest vocal from US vocalist and front-man of Indian alt-rock/prog outfit Skyharbor, Eric Emery! The track is called ‘What I Once Knew’ and it’s released this Friday, September 10th. Pre-Save it here.
Lalchand has recently announced his forthcoming feature-filled EP ‘The View from Here’, to be released Friday October 8 through Collision Course/MGM Distribution. It can be pre-saved at https://ffm.to/theviewfromhereep.
The EP was Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Sam Bianco (Parkwood). According to Lalchand, this song “…lyrically speaks about the comfort and familiarity of a past life while stepping into a future unknown. Musically the song was inspired by the likes of Northlane and Tremonti and was written during Melbourne’s hard lockdown in 2020. The overall vibe of the song (and much of the EP) was highly influenced by the TV show ‘Mr. Robot.’“
Emery said of his contribution to the track…
The EP Title Track dropped last month, and enjoyed a premiere at TheMusic.com.au, consecutive weeks’ spins on triple j’s Short. Fast. Loud, play on MMM Hard N Heavy and The Faction, being featured on Channel 7’s AFL TV broadcast and more. Dave Ruby Howe from triple j unearthed gave it four stars, saying that “The vocal features add that compelling mix of fire and ice to Lalchand’s soaring riffage. “
Lalchand shared the first cut from the record, “Feast” feat. Ryan Wilson as his solo debut in 2019 which was described by triple j Unearthed‘s Dave Ruby Howe as “both hard yet soaring” and The Soundcheck drew comparison to a couple of Australia’s finest, “Feast at times calls to mind fellow Aussie prog kings Dead Letter Circus and Karnivool – but with Lalchand’s own unique twist”.
“Imposter Syndrome” feat. James Butler of Slow Talk followed in 2020, where Depth Mag praised its driving undertones: “‘Imposter Syndrome’ immediately oozes determination from its opening riff, which captures the persistent drive to create that pushes many creative people forward.”
Lalchand’s EP ‘The View from Here’ will be released Friday October 8 through Collision Course/MGM Distribution. It can be pre-saved at https://ffm.to/theviewfromhereep. The single is out Friday September 10th and can be pre-saved at https://ffm.to/whationceknew.