A wild Wednesday of new tunes from three of Australia's best emerging acts, Future Static, Terra and Reliqa has shown that the future of Aussie heavy music is now.
The trio of local powerhouses have dished up three sonically diverse and explorative tracks that display a level of songcraft and accomplishment that can only be described as world-class.
Future Static - Waves
Future Static kicked the day off by releasing Waves, with the Melbourne-based alternative-heavy band and recent Wild Thing Music Group signees, busting out an innovative mix of sounds to create a song that is as interesting as it is anthemic.
Opening with thunderous drums, Waves aptly crashes into a wall of searing guitars and thudding bass, paving the way for newly appointed frontwoman, Amariah Cook, to showcase her sweeping and eclectic depth. As the track unfolds, structure and dynamics are harnessed with finesse, navigated by the deft instrumentation of the band, while the enigmatic vocalist effortlessly switches in between her immense screaming range and hypnotic clean melodies. As the track unfolds, structure and dynamics are harnessed with finesse, navigated by the deft instrumentation of the band, while the enigmatic vocalist effortlessly switches in between her immense screaming range and hypnotic clean melodies.
Watch the video for Waves below.
To coincide with the release, the band will perform at Howler in Melbourne with Bad/Love and Banks Arcade on Saturday, November 27th. They’ll also set out to perform at Knight and Day Festival in Ballarat, which features Parkway Drive, Polaris, Trophy Eyes and Thy Art is Murder.
In January and February 2022, they’ll traverse the East Coast, performing at the inaugural Uncaged Festival with three dates being held in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney respectively, alongside Wolfmother, Kingswood, Twelve Foot Ninja, Caligula’s Horse, Circles, Dregg, and many others. They'll also make a stop off at Fat Controller in Adelaide on Friday January 28th for an AM/PM club show.
Terra - Arrows ft Daniel Cullen-Richards
Melbourne alternative rock outfit Terra announced their new EP Reverie today. Set to drop on February 4th 2022 Reverie is turbulent and angst fuelled, taking the listener on an emotional journey. The video for the first single Arrows dropped today and this song sets the tone for Reverie, with the driving rhythm providing the perfect backdrop for the oldest lyrics on the 6 track EP.
Arrows is an up-tempo, high energy alternative rock anthem, which sees Terra really carving out their sound. Arrows showcases the strong vocals of Cassie Jade, who delivers the best performance of her career so far. The track features guest vocals from Alt's Daniel Cullen-Richards.
Watch the video for Arrows below
Terra will be performing at Knight & Day Festival.
Reliqa - The Bearer Of Bad News
Completing the wild Wednesday of Aussie heavy music, the outrageously talented Sydney based four-piece Reliqa dropped The Bearer Of Bad News this evening.
The progressive metallers hit new heights on The Bearer Of Bad News, a track that acts as your invitation into the depths of the sinister and occult. Reliqa’s latest work is a transcendental exploration into the dark art of deception, spun with themes of control and manipulation. Time and time again the pursuit of power has spiralled into catastrophe, and as these tables turn, so too does The Bearer Of Bad News packed to the brim with subversive excitement. Trying their hand with ethnic soundscapes and darker, harrowing rhythmic motifs, the band are digging deeper into their forward-thinking alt. prog sound. Reliqa have imagined a visceral, enigmatic projection of our world, and in doing so pose the challenge – question everything.