Electronic, Indie, Rock
Interpol, M83, Muse
Brendan Chu - Drums, Jackson Walkden-Brown - Bass/Vocals, Tristan Chu - Guitar
Sigur Ros, The Mars Volta, Depeche Mode, Mew, Smashing Pumpkins
AERIALS are a 3-piece alternative rock band from Brisbane, Australia. They have independently released two EPS, Firefights (2013) and Restless (2015), and toured their blistering live performance relentlessly since their inception. The band has built a strong reputation in the Australian heavy rock scene, earning them main supports with top-tier national and international acts such as Birds of Tokyo, Fuel (US), Lifehouse (US), Mew (DK), Ash (UK), sleepmakeswaves and The Getaway Plan.
The boys recently teamed up with producer-duo Clint Vincent and Luke Palmer from rock heavyweights Dead Letter Circus, to record "Drawing Blood", their hardest hitting single to-date. After months of hashing out demos in pre-production, the band settled on “Drawing Blood” as the first release of the new batch on the basis that it represented a new heavier direction for the band. The track morphed its way through five different versions, as the band explored new sonic territory and attempted to harness the energy of the song’s lyrical theme -overwhelming regret. On working with the band, Clint Vincent quotes, “AERIALS are one of those bands that look to take their sound into the future, by drawing on the awesome elements of the past. Working with them is always exciting, as you know that you are going to end up with amazing songs.”
Drawing Blood drops digitally on June 8 and will be followed up by a capital city tour in July 2018.
"Excuse me while I start my own private mosh pit to this song" – Dom Alessio, Triple J
“The rock'n'roll outfit marries big choruses with lashings of modulated guitar and enough stomping riffs to make the average punter think that they're caught in a stampede. Aerials deliver a set with a potent mix of power and passion. It's no wonder they're headlining the stage.” – Bigsound, themusic.com.au
“Ploughing through tracks from their previous 2 Ep's, their set was dynamic and sharp, mixing moody ethereal textures and big booming passages, and high energy rock tracks. They brought the energy to wake the crowd up and dominated the rarely enviable opening slot with their bold performance.” - supporting sleepmakeswaves, Libel.co.nz
"Staccato riffage washes the room as singer Jackson Walkden-Brown's high end version of a New Order/Husker Du vocal bleeds into an enormous and flashy mash up of big beats, fat bass and overdriven octave harmony. Sonically they’re an anthemic fusion of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Franz Ferdinand with a heavy twist of The Killers; but project a unique and impressive sound of their own." – supporting Birds of Tokyo, themusic.com.au