Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Michael (Guitar, Voice, Loops), Max (Drums, Voice)


Influences

Bon Iver, Modest Mouse, The Cure, Phoenix, Crowded House, Sufjan Stevens, Vampire Weekend


Unearthed artists we like

Alta, SONS ET AL, I Know The Chief, Ignatius, Oliver Tank, Mercians


Gig

Halcyon Drive

Mature content

9 Sep

Bigsound

Brisbane, 4006

Brisbane

8:00pm

Gig

Halcyon Drive

Mature content

1 Oct

Brighton Up Bar

Sydney, 2010

Sydney

8:00pm

Gig

Halcyon Drive

Mature content

2 Oct

Caloundra Music Fe...

Sunshine, 4551

Caloundra

11:00am

Bio

Emerging from the creative melting pot that is Melbourne, the two halves of Halcyon Drive, guitarist/ vocalist Michael and drummer Max, are born innovators: sonic daredevils with a knack for the kind of intimacy that shakes at both the heart and the limbs.

Weaving together summer-soaked melodies and thriving rhythms, Halcyon Drive seamlessly meld garage-toned pop hooks with a unique blend of electronic sounds and intricate instrumentation. Halcyon Drive’s song writing is both meticulous and organic with a sound that is forever peeking over the edge into a chasm of chaos; the spark that lights the fire, brimming with a rare off-kilter energy.

Armed with a diverse arsenal of gear, Halcyon Drive’s live show is a fitting theatre for the realisation of a sound which has taken them everywhere from the east coast of Australia to the far-off stages of Moscow City. Scattered with layered live loops and shape-shifting dual drum segments, it’s an experience refreshing in it’s spontaneity, and completely captivating.

Halcyon Drive have only just begun their meteoric transcendence of the borders of the Australian scene.

Unearthed in 2014

NIDA Video Clips

30 Mar 2014

Winner

Halcyon Drive

Halcyon Drive

Congratulations to our 7 NIDA winners!

Congrats to Loose Change, Coin Banks, Jasia, Halcyon Drive, Julia Why?, Zack Buchanan, and Rosie Catalano who've each won a video clip for their track.

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Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Ki...

08 Dec 2014

Triple J
35

There are little things - like the way the syncopated drums come in and out - that make me like this track. But mainly it's the fact I can almost sing the song back after hearing it a few times that makes me think you'll like this too.

There are little things - like the way the syncopated drums come in and out - that make me like this track. But mainly it's the fact I can almost sing the song back after hearing it a few times that makes me think you'll like this too.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

17 Nov 2014

Triple J
40

Sample buzzfeed headline for your chorus: "This song has two nice verses and a solid instrumental build. You won't BELIEVE what happens next!" Unexpected fun!

Sample buzzfeed headline for your chorus: "This song has two nice verses and a solid instrumental build. You won't BELIEVE what happens next!" Unexpected fun!

Review

Review by Tim Shiel Tim Shiel

13 Jul 2014

Triple J
45

A stunning indie pop epic full of hooks and hook turns.. So much going on but everything in it's perfect place.

A stunning indie pop epic full of hooks and hook turns.. So much going on but everything in it's perfect place.