Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Jamie Timony, Angus McLaren, Will Shepherd, Remy Hii


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Bio

RAPIDS will release their highly anticipated debut EP ‘Holland Air’, on the 30th May 2012, independently through Ratbag Music. A foreign destination, a journey down an unknown path, an offer of something unusual; ‘Holland Air’ draws experiences on accepting intimidating and uncomfortable opportunities in the search for new adventure. Rapids are never afraid of risk; tales of overseas arrests, lost identities, sticking it to the man and a debut EP that sets them apart from all that is status quo. Nothing is conventional on Holland Air. Pairing up with Liam Judson, producer of Cloud Controls’ delicious ‘Bliss Release’, and converting an old manor in NSW wine country into a recording studio, Rapids created an escape outside the boundaries of a traditional recording environment. The location delivered amazingly, offering an unrushed recording process that allowed for the relaxing and sparse surrounds to be absorbed into the tones and textures throughout the record. The result is one of the most forward thinking debut records to emerge of late. A rollercoaster of feel through spatial arrangements, cut through by the mesmerising vocals of front-man Jamie Timony. Unique and brilliantly executed drum patterns from Angus McLaren underscore an instrumental collision from Will Shepherd and Remy Hii, that could have only developed from four people standing in a dimly lit room with instruments at hand, jamming into the hazy hours of the morning. ‘Holland Air’ is an adventure with an open ticket, the feeling of potential danger, and the excitement of waking up somewhere new and totally unknown.

Review

Reviewed by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

22 Sep 2010

Triple J
40

Lots of chopping and changing in the track and it makes it no less catchy! Something quite Hot Hot Heat about it. Cool refrains and ideas in your music.

Lots of chopping and changing in the track and it makes it no less catchy! Something quite Hot Hot Heat about it. Cool refrains and ideas in your music.

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

10 Nov 2010

Triple J
40

Like the vocals on this a lot. Reminds me of Tom Verlaine a bit. It all exudes coolness.

Like the vocals on this a lot. Reminds me of Tom Verlaine a bit. It all exudes coolness.

Review

cocoon

17 Jul 2013

30

feeling this one like it instead of giving it four stars i gave it three becuase its interesting flow seeems to be copied by other tracks i coudnt judge if i lokes your stuff listing to the pther songs my advice is not to spit out songs so quicklly and try writing after listning to heaps of other artists to get a fresher set not too simaler sounding tracks keep it up but

feeling this one like it instead of giving it four stars i gave it three becuase its interesting flow seeems to be copied by other tracks i coudnt judge if i lokes your stuff listing to the pther songs my advice is not to spit out songs so quicklly and try writing after listning to heaps of other artists to get a fresher set not too simaler sounding tracks keep it up but