Category: Interviews

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 UnearthedDave 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.

We Came As Romans — Joshua Moore [guitar], Dave Stephens [vocals], Lou Cotton [guitar], Andy Glass [bass], and David Puckett [drums] — have shared the video for their brand new single ‘Black Hole,’ featuring Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo. 

“‘Black Hole’ was the very last song that we wrote for the record,” the band says. “We had this idea of what we wanted it to sound like, and we wrote a bunch of music for it throughout our time in L.A. But we were never really satisfied with what we created. With only a week left in the studio, we had finally created something that we were all stoked about — and it was time to put a message to the song.”
 
Stephens continues, “The lyrics to ‘Black Hole’ are about dealing with the anxiety that you feel going through life. For me, at the time, the anxiety I was feeling in dealing with loss and the grieving process. But we wanted to leave the song open ended enough for our fans to relate to, with anything they were going through. That anxiety is sometimes so crushing, and so heavy, and you have to deal with the weight of it, the gravity of the situations you’re in, and sometimes it just feels like an endless cycle.”

He finishes, “When the song was complete, we sent it over to a long time friend of ours — Caleb Shomo. We’ve been playing shows together for well over 10 years now, and we’re so happy we’ve finally had a chance to collaborate on a song together. Caleb is an amazing vocalist and the song wouldn’t be the same without his contribution!”

There are just some artists that when you sit down to chat to you soon realise that they are such great people that you’d love them as a friend. Subculture’s Dave Griffiths recently discovered that when he sat down to chat to Ryan Rosoff the frontman of Little King.

The conversation not only got deep as they spoke about the band using the loneliness and depression they felt during the lockdowns into the songs on their new album, Amuse De Q, but then also swung around to another passion they both – Aussies in the NBA. Yes when you sit back to listen to this interview, be prepared to not only hear some talk about the legendary hard rock of Little King but also chat about Joe Ingles, Kyrie Irving and Patty Mills… oh and a lot of Brooklyn Nets talk.

Take a listen to the interview right here.

A chat with The Night Flight Orchestra is much like their albums – serious but fun. Recently Subculture’s David Griffiths spoke to the band’s David Andersson and discovered that just like their fans that their new album Aeromantic II was the album that the band needed in order to escape the panademic funk that the world found itself in.

Take a listen to the interview in which Andersson tells Dave how he spent his time unable to tour with both Soilwork and The Night Flight Orchestra but how that has resulted in some of the band’s finest work to date. The album is out now through Nuclear Blast Records.