Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


Sounds like

METZ , DZ DeathRays , Queens of Stone Age , Royal Blood , Nirvana


band members

Liam Wilson Dom Bouletare Michael Jedrasika


Influences

Nirvana, Royal Blood, Bass Drum of Death , DZ Deathrays, Silverchair, Black Sabbath, METZ , Queens Of Stone Age, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters


Website

linktr.ee/majorarcana

Bio

Armed with raw riffs and a colossally distorted bass driven sound, guitarist/vocalist Liam Wilson, drummer Michael Vining and bass guitarist Dom Bouletare take it to the limit with what’s sonically possible. Utilising multiple effects and forms of amplification and drumming beyond powerful, the trio can easily be mistaken for a 5 or 6 piece when listening.

Major Arcana have been slogging it out in the Sydney, Wollongong and Camden scene with their debut single ‘Syndrome’ under their belt. Gaining high praise from unearthed reviewers such as David Young stating
“That’s a tasty riff. Y’all must have been on some good kush when that bad boy came together.”

With 2020 putting live music on hold, Major Arcana spent the newly found time off stage to team up with The Grove’s studio manager and producer Jack Nigro to create some of their best work to date. Adding Major Arcana to his already outstanding repertoire accompanying artists such as D.M.A’s, Skeggs, Dune Rats and DZ Deathrays.

Following up their debut single ‘Syndrome’, Major Arcana’s next release ‘Heroine’ is their second and final self mixed piece. Both Micheal Jedrasiak (Drummer) and Dominic Bouletare (bassist) utilising their mastery for the art of DIY Garageband mixes leaving their signature mark on ‘Heroine’ with it reeking of the raw authenticity that captured their live audiences throughout 2020. ‘Heroine’ follows the story of an individual who has recently met a new love interest. Initially things appear exciting and fresh as they discover new experiences and perspectives on the world together, being shaped from their combined experience. However as time progresses it is soon realised that the love was not really as life changing as originally thought, but rather is becoming a manipulative and controlling character in the individual's life directing all of their thoughts and opinions. It's now up to them to make their stand, although no matter what is said, they will always be the hero, saving everyone with her own ideal ways. The song acts as a mirror for the audience to reflect on their own relationships and experiences.

‘Heroine‘ is set for release late February 2021.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

12 May 2021

Triple J
40

Heaving with big iron ore riffs that feel like they've just been excavated from the earth.

Heaving with big iron ore riffs that feel like they've just been excavated from the earth.