Artist info

Genre

Metal, Rock


band members

Charlie Powlett - Vocals Jake Ewings - Guitar Louis Edwards - Guitar Connor McMillan - Bass David Parkes - Drums


Influences

The Mars Volta, TesseracT, Balance and Composure, Animals As Leaders, Protest The Hero, Circa Survive, Periphery


Unearthed artists we like

Windwaker, Polaris, Aburden


Bio

Formed in 2014 by prodigious composer, multi-instrumentalist and lead vocalist Charlie Powlett, this world class 5-piece ensemble employs a unique distillation of alternative rock, progressive metal, post-hardcore and modern punk, delivering a breathtaking performance that unifies musicians, melomaniacs, and casual listeners alike. 

From the first EP "Ebonivory I" (2014), to the full length progressive Australian cult-classic "The Only Constant: (2015), to their most recent EP "Ebonivory II" (2016), Ebonivory has built a reputation in the Australian progressive music scene as an act that consistently delivers music that grows in ambition and scale with each release. 

Previously sharing the stage during their high-school years, Powlett is joined by long-time musical collaborators and childhood friends Jake Ewings (guitar), Louis Edwards (guitar, backing vocals), Connor McMillan (bass, backing vocals), and David Parkes (drums, percussion) to deliver a powerhouse of musicianship. Together, the band has embarked on a journey exploring the lyrical concepts of struggle via phenomenal musical grandeur and breadth, interspersed with unforgettable musical moments.

Kicking off with a whirlwind performance at Australia’s acclaimed PROGFEST festival, alongside international heavyweights The Ocean, Monuments and Skyharbor, 2019 is set to be the year of Ebonivory. In affiliation with management at Wild Thing Presents (home of Caligula’s Horse & Circles), Ebonivory will be touring Australia and beyond; supporting some of the world’s premier progressive acts. Early-mid 2019 saw the Persistence Australian Tour, which included supporting alt-rock powerhouse Dead Letter Circus. Throughout July & August 2019, Ebonivory traversed Australia with progressive rock juggernaut Circles for The Winter Tour, in support of their single "Patting the Black Dog" which landed coverage with PROG Magazine (UK), Triple J’s “The Racket”, Spotify’s “Homegrown + Heavy” Playlist, and Rage. Going from strength to strength, Ebonivory will head out on their first ever Australian headline tour, in support of their new single "Tales Of Termina", in October 2019.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

08 Oct 2019

Triple J
35

Legit did a double take as the vocals and elastic djent style had an arm wrestle for dominance. What an unexpected blessing to my ears.

Legit did a double take as the vocals and elastic djent style had an arm wrestle for dominance. What an unexpected blessing to my ears.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

04 Oct 2019

Triple J
40

it jumps around and while it comforts you in parts it then rips you apart in others.

it jumps around and while it comforts you in parts it then rips you apart in others.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

02 Oct 2019

Triple J
40

That first fifteen seconds had me completely wondering where this song would go and I must say, I wasn't expecting it to sound like this. A wild combination of palatable hooks, heavy guitars and unexpected production choices.

That first fifteen seconds had me completely wondering where this song would go and I must say, I wasn't expecting it to sound like this. A wild combination of palatable hooks, heavy guitars and unexpected production choices.