Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Cory John Rist, David Jago, Oliver James, David Robinson


Influences

pavement, sonic youth, pixies


Bio

Strange Paradise is the debut full length album from Mezzanine. Recorded by renowned producer Dave Parkin (Jebediah, Snowman), the album is the culmination of Mezzanine’s history, distilling the five years of the band’s lifespan into 10 tracks bursting with character and atmosphere. Their classic indie rock influences are worn proudly on their sleeves, and provide power chord heavy foundations for singer Cory Rist’s angst ridden tales of lust and woe. Lead track King Of The Ring finds the band expanding its melodic wings further than ever before, whilst keeping the hooks and grunge that have become their signature front and centre. A nostalgic ode to a washed up pro wrestler, King Of The Ring is instantly memorable and endearingly familiar. The album’s release caps off a busy and fruitful 18 months for Mezzanine, who since releasing their debut EP Vile Horizons in 2012 have toured the nation three times and supported the likes of The Black Angels, Dappled Cities, The Laurels, Hunting Grounds, British India, The Medics & Even to name a few. The band will launch the album with a home town show at Amplifier in Perth on November 15th, before hitting the road again in early 2014. Strange Paradise will be released worldwide on November 15th on Gun Fever via Green Media Distribution. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Strange Paradise Album Launch November 15 - Amplifier Perth With Guests: FOAM/Sincerely, Grizzly (SA)/Pat Chow/Depth Boys

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby ...

05 Nov 2013

Triple J
40

I'm feeling this one with the Mezzanine blokes going for that big, emotional rock feel.

I'm feeling this one with the Mezzanine blokes going for that big, emotional rock feel.

Review

Reviewed by Kyran Wheatley Kyran Whea...

03 Aug 2012

Triple J
40

Not often you hear this kind of Rock in 2012 and think - wow that's really good. It just accidentally repeated itself in the player and I'm gonna let it run.

Not often you hear this kind of Rock in 2012 and think - wow that's really good. It just accidentally repeated itself in the player and I'm gonna let it run.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

31 Jul 2012

Triple J
40

It's great to read a band's influences, then to hear that they're not smitten and hamstrung by them. I see the lineage to the buzz of 90s acts and pure rock spirit of BRMC without being beholden to either of those acts. Solid. Rawk.

It's great to read a band's influences, then to hear that they're not smitten and hamstrung by them. I see the lineage to the buzz of 90s acts and pure rock spirit of BRMC without being beholden to either of those acts. Solid. Rawk.