Artist info


Metal, Rock

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band members

Keelan Butterick - Vocals, Guitar | Seb Key - Guitar, Vocals | Jacob Grindrod - Guitar | Evan Jackson - Bass | Cass Key - drums, piano, percussion


Karnivool, A Perfect Circle, Radiohead, The Contortionist, Between The Buried And Me, Meshuggah, Deftones, Isis, The Butterfly Effect,


Stare At The Clouds are an Australian 5-piece progressive post-metal band that take inspiration from the likes of Karnivool, A Perfect Circle, Radiohead and Between The Buried And Me – combining melodic polymetric textures, growling low-end, turning rhythms and groove to create a calculated, slow, heavy wash of sound.

The demo recordings of Seb and Cass Key came to life when joined by Keelan Butterick, Evan Jackson and Jacob Grindrod in 2012, and were continually crafted and shaped in live rehearsal spaces over 4 years. Working with engineer Nathan Sheehy, the band recorded and mixed their debut album between 2013 and 2015 at Sydney’s Jungle Studios.
Stare At The Clouds’ long awaited debut album This Clear Divide was released in April 2016, receiving excellent reviews:

“Each song transitions beautifully into the next and the music challenges the perceptions of modern metal and its tropes. There’s huge menacing rhythms, but the intensity is easily matched by the darkness and tonally heavy moments, the sparse ambient interludes and tension these all create”

The Falling: “HUGE TRACK. The guitar/bass/drum sound kicks me in the guts and the vocals make me feel good about it”
– Triple J Presenter, Gen Fricker

“Every pause, shift and progression has been carefully constructed and is expertly cadenced.”

“A deliberate, passionate album…a mind-bending mix of harrowing clean vocals, furiously deliberate guitar chugging and percussion, and dissonant chords…It is one hell of an ambitious release”

“Progressive-post-metal done damn well”

Over the last year, Stare At The Clouds have supported the likes of Dumbsaint, Solkyri, Majora, SEIMS and Glass Ocean, to name a few. Ensure you catch this hard-hitting, entrancing live act on their ‘This Clear Divide’ Tour, playing shows in Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle and Melbourne with more dates to be announced. Details here

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