Nine Inch Nails, Filter, karnivool
Woody - Vocals, Pd - Drums, Shanoz - Keys/Samples, Maddest - Guitar, Boz - Guitar
Stone Temple Pilots, Faith No More, Deftones
Ninth of May are a unique and curious beast in the Australian Music landscape - not overly heavy, but dark enough to be admired by heavy music lovers, mysterious enough in their sound to be intriguing to all and sundry and musical enough to engage musicians and prick their ears - an almost-perfect blend that is rarely achieved.
Ramen's pulsating bass, played with analogue keyboards/synths is backed by dark, smoky vocals and guitars and instrumentation that would make indie and electronic artists jealous. AND it's entirely self-produced.
Their recent filmclip is an animated masterpiece, it features many landmarks from around their hometown of Brisbane as well as jarring, barren imagery - a stylistic match made in heaven for the song.
The band is a fresh response to the new edge, encompassing dark and ominous sounds, playing on the emotions of all those exposed. They are bringing trance-like bass tones, hypnotic guitars, mellifluous vocals and edging drums bringing tempestuous sounds to the masses.
The always-busy members of Ninth of May have been playing in various projects which have not only performed with many headline acts, but have also toured overseas, gained support through International film and TV syncs, and plenty of radio airplay at home.
"Ramen" is available on iTunes now. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/9thofmay