Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Black Mountain, Tame Impala, Ball Park Music, Led Zeppelin , Band of Horses, The Dandy Warhols


band members

Eliza Heath, Chris Boardman, Madi Morris, Jack Bratt


Influences

Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Tame Impala, Dandy Warhols, The Beatles


Bio

In 2008 the worlds second highest mountain saw the worst mountaineering disaster in its already infamous history.
Marked on maps as K2, known to locals as Chhogori, and to mountaineers as the Savage Mountain.

Inspired by the different accounts of that day Golden Age of Ballooning's new single, Savage Mountain, explores through lyrics and sound a story of best laid plans, success and loss on "a mountain that tries to kill you".

Recorded by Konstantin Kersting (Belligerents, Mallrat) and mixed by Matt Redlich (Ball Park Music, Holy Holy) the psych-rock epic sees the Brisbane band take things up a notch, pushing themselves to the limit and drawing from their instruments the hopeful, tortured and triumphant sounds echoed through stories of the disastrous trek.

Savage Mountain is Golden Age of Ballooning's first single since their 2017 release, with cuts such as Illusion of Control, So They Say and Love & War garnering strong support from local and national radio, and saw GAOB playing shows and wowing crowds alongside Alex Lahey, British India, Dungen, Dorsal Fins, Ecca Vandal, Lepers & Crooks and Wolfmother.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

08 Oct 2018

Triple J
40

Love the ambition in this group. Those last couple of minutes! Had my air guitar by my side.

Love the ambition in this group. Those last couple of minutes! Had my air guitar by my side.

Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

02 May 2016

Triple J
40

What a wonderfully warm song, really tapping into that 70's Laurel Canyon vibe too. Sunshine on my ears.

What a wonderfully warm song, really tapping into that 70's Laurel Canyon vibe too. Sunshine on my ears.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

28 Apr 2016

Triple J
35

Very classy and classic sounding stuff here.

Very classy and classic sounding stuff here.