Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Interpol, m83, Muse


band members

Brendan Chu - Drums, Jackson Walkden-Brown - Bass/Vocals, Tristan Chu - Guitar


Influences

Sigur Ros, The Mars Volta, Depeche Mode, Mew


Website

www.aerialsband.com

Bio

Fresh off the stage supporting adrenaline rockers Dead Letter Circus, Brisbane's Aerials are set to unleash their sophomore EP, 'Restless'. Starting the year to capacity crowds at Melbourne's "Rock the Bay", Brisbane's "Black Bear Lodge" and a national tour supporting Jericco on their 'Machine Made The Animal' tour, Aerials will be returning to the road with their own run of shows this spring, promising a lot sweat, strobes and riffs.

With Forrester Savell (Dead Letter Circus, Karnivool) returning to the desk, title-track 'Restless' is a seductively sinister story packaged as a blinding-bright assault to the dancefloor. The David Lynch inspired clip delves into an underground world of fetish, obsession and surrealism.

Hailing from a city in which indie popsters make all the rules, Aerials are breaking the mold to carve a place all of their own. The reputation of these three Brisbane natives has built fast on the back of a live show that is a blistering reminder that rock is still alive in this country. Receiving nods from Triple J Unearthed, RAGE and Channel V, and supports including Dead Letter Circus, The Getaway Plan, Calling All Cars, Closure in Moscow and The Red Paintings.

In their first year as a band, Aerials headlined three east coast tours in support of their singles 'Silhouettes', 'Black & Blue' and 'Patient Parades'. All three tracks received rotation on Triple J Unearthed radio and extensive spins on community radio stations around the country. Holding strong to the DIY motto, the accompanying music videos were hands-on affairs which resulted in experimentation with projectors in fast cars, destruction of countless items of furniture and a couple of brushes with law enforcement.

The debut EP dropped in 2013, supported by a massive run of 15 sweaty shows all the way from Cairns to Adelaide. With Forrester Savell (Karnivool/Dead Letter Circus) manning the desk, lead single ‘Firefights’ is a rock anthem in rave territory which earned them a Highly Commended Award from Queensland Music and a headline slot at Bigsound.

2014 was a break from the road, but a breakthrough as a band, following a week together in the wilderness to pen new material. A contradiction to the environment, the forthcoming EP is a collection of chaotic but cohesive pop with synthesized riffery and crunching beats, laced with the soaring and commanding croons of vocalist, Jackson Walkden-Brown. The EP's teaser track 'Symptoms' received another Highly Commended Award from Queensland Music in the Rock category.

Stop Reading. Start Listening.

ToneDeaf presents - AERIALS 'RESTLESS EP' TOUR

Thu 01/10 | Racehorse Hotel | Ipswich*
Fri 02/10 | The Foundry Brisbane | Brisbane
Thu 08/10 | Frankie's Pizza | Sydney
Fri 09/10 | Yah Yah's | Melbourne

*supporting THE GETAWAY PLAN

Review

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

16 Jun 2015

Triple J
35

Another compelling track that shows a varied sonic diet a healthy sound makes. You can totally hear this tearing strips off a darkly lit club but with anthemic thrust to pull some major singalongs. Kinda like The Killers if they flirted with darker tendencies than Springsteen and U2.

Another compelling track that shows a varied sonic diet a healthy sound makes. You can totally hear this tearing strips off a darkly lit club but with anthemic thrust to pull some major singalongs. Kinda like The Killers if they flirted with darker tendencies than Springsteen and U2.

Review

NicoleLillian

02 Sep 2015

50

Best track yet! Keen to hear more from this new EP!

Best track yet! Keen to hear more from this new EP!

Review

jarredmetal

03 Sep 2015

50

WHAT A RIPPER! Heard the full EP on tonedeaf but this is definitely a great opener to your EP. The drums are huge and thats what I like. Keep up the good work fellas. See you in Sydney.

WHAT A RIPPER! Heard the full EP on tonedeaf but this is definitely a great opener to your EP. The drums are huge and thats what I like. Keep up the good work fellas. See you in Sydney.