Artist info

Genre

Metal, Rock


Sounds like

Evanescence, Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, RedHook


band members

Monique Pym - vocals & keys Brandon Lloyd - guitars & bass Miles Knox - guitars & bass Shannon Griesberg - drums & percussion


Influences

Dead Letter Circus, Northlane, Bring Me The Horizon, System of a Down, Starset


Unearthed artists we like

RedHook, The Gloom In The Corner, DREGG, Windwaker


Website

www.reliqastore.com/

Bio

Reliqa are the outrageous, female-fronted four piece that set out to scratch the collective itch for passionate, flavoursome, and open-minded heavy music. Wielding a unique blend of aggressive riffage, powerhouse female vocals and stellar modern grooves, the group fall under the Alternative Metal umbrella, where the “alternative” marks their diverse influence drawn from all corners of the music sphere. Monique, Miles, Brandon, and Shannon are “diamonds in the rough” (Wall of Sound, 2019) with the chemistry and talent to make for unforgettable performances on and off stage. 

November of 2018 saw Reliqa’s latest release; their sophomore EP, ‘Eventide’, which has had listeners and reviewers alike floored by the polished professionalism of a humble Central Coast metal outfit, clocking in currently with almost a MILLION Spotify streams and counting. The EP’s eight tracks usher in a number of experiments in style from the four musicians’ vast individual tastes. Eventide has been marked “a triumph and a landmark for Australian alternative metal… 9.5 out of 10” (S. Wolstenholme, 2018) and is continually praised for its bravery and innovation. Leading single, ‘Earthbound’, was a slow burning, pseudo-ballad teaser of a fresh form for the band since their debut EP. This was followed by the impactful, anthemic tsunamis that were ‘Hangman’ and ‘The Halfway Point’, having been herded into multiple official editorial playlists including ‘Heavy Queens’, and ‘New Metal Tracks’. Reliqa have since received words of support and acclaim from heavy music fans all over the globe, creating a small but genuinely loyal and fast-growing fanbase that share their excitement for big things to come from the band.

The future is looking bright for Reliqa, with 2019 having quickly become their year to shine far beyond their original expectations. After first scoring themselves the main support slot for Brisbane heavyweights Dead Letter Circus on the Central Coast in March, the band had no trouble following up such a feat, having soon after been announced as the opener for USA metal legends, Sevendust, at the highly esteemed Metro Theatre in Sydney, alongside rising stars RedHook. With others clearly catching on to the brewing wave of Reliqa’s momentum, the Alt-Metal quartet were also asked to share the stage as main support with Bodyjar and 28 Days in Wollongong in May. Currently topping off the ever-growing list, the humble Reliqa crew showcased at the prestigious BigSound Festival 2019 in Fortitude Valley, QLD, and were one of the final four bands in Sydney voted to play for a Good Things Festival slot. The band have time and again shown their capacity to own the spotlight and take control in waters way beyond their comfort zone, and pride themselves in their ability to adapt to any opportunity thrown their way.

With exciting new material already underway, the band have zero intentions of slowing their pace and cannot wait for masses of music fans to experience these four dedicated musicians creating, exploring, and sharing their craft.

Find Reliqa on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reliqaband/ 
Stream ‘Eventide’ on all platforms: http://fanlink.to/eventide

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

This band's conjured up a tempestuous piece here - it's theatrical and somewhat political with these pops of epic power metal.

This band's conjured up a tempestuous piece here - it's theatrical and somewhat political with these pops of epic power metal.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

31 Jan 2019

Triple J
45

The cadence that you move into in the middle part of the song channels the same rhythm that Babymetal do so gloriously. This is searingly clever and keeps your attention from start to finish.

The cadence that you move into in the middle part of the song channels the same rhythm that Babymetal do so gloriously. This is searingly clever and keeps your attention from start to finish.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

31 Jan 2019

Triple J
40

the power, the size, the theatre. it's a triple tick from me.

the power, the size, the theatre. it's a triple tick from me.