Artist info


Rock, Indie

Sounds like

PJ Harvey, The Grand Silent System, A Perfect Circle

band members

Red Black - Guitar, Programming, Keys, Bass | Roni Shewan - Vocals, Keys | Matthew Delaney - Bass | Atticus Bastow - Drums


Massive Attack, Tool, Dead Can Dance


management | bookings | publicity by red lodge music Roni Shewan +61 (0)421 257 570 Red Black on +61 (0)406 087 691 - - - A State of Flux is a band determined to push the boundaries of modern alternative rock their musical style is original, intense, progressive & brooding, falling somewhere in the vast musical landscape between bands such as massive attack, nine inch nails, kate bush & tool A State of Flux was born in 2004 in melbourne, australia when vocalist Roni Shewan put her vocal ideas onto a series of songs written by producer Red Black | after collaborating on a vast amount of recorded material, the pair then recruited the rhythm section of Atticus Bastow and Matt Delaney and set about honing their live show and making their mark on the Melbourne live music scene 2007 saw A State of Flux perform live extensively in the lead-up to the release debut single, sharing melbourne's best stages with highly respected acts such as Sydonia, Long Walk Home, Five Star Prison Cell, Bushido, Mushroom Giant and The White Room 2008 sees A State of Flux fresh off the successful release & subsequent interstate tour of their debut single Surface Tension | They are currently gearing up for the release and launch of their debut EP produced & mixed by Red Black at red lodge & studio 52 in melbourne, & mastered by Joseph Carra at crystal mastering, the self-titled EP represents a staggering musical achievement for the band | Roni Shewan’s powerful jazz-inspired vocals are contrasted against searing and creative rock guitar and bass. blazing drums meld seamlessly into innovative electronics & progressive elements are explored fearlessly 2009 will see A State of Flux’s first national tour in support of the EP release. Upon returning to melbourne the band will be gearing up for the release and launch of a Remix CD, containing remixes & reinterpretations of songs off the debut EP performed by some of melbourne’s most talented electronic artists, including Luke McD, Justin Ashworth & Milique this is being followed by the release & launch of a DVD containing live documentary & performance footage & the digitally animated film clip Surface Tension by melbourne visual artist Heath Freeland A State of Flux are a band with definite artistic & musical goals & the drive and fearless creativity needed to achieve them. original & genre-defying, with one eye firmly on the future, they look forward to delivering their unique musical message to the world for many years to come . . . - - - “Picture this: heavy, progressive rock awash with ambience, tinges of trip-hop and electronica. Add to that a jazz-influenced vocal and suddenly this picture just got very interesting“ - Helen Barradel, Inpress Magazine "A State of Flux are truly unique. They don't sound like anyone else in Melbourne, or anywhere else, at the moment; they span heavy metal, art rock, middle-Eastern music and big band jazz, and have a theatrical, cinematic influence on their live shows that would make other art rock bands envious. Their concerts are not gigs in the traditional sense, they are sensory experiences" - Brad Dixon, “The eclectic songstress for this quartet orchestrated a hyperbolic journey of quirky time signatures and haunting voice projections where unexpected shifts in scale and intensity could be found. Together with a brooding tide of guitar, bass and temperamentally primal drummer, A State Of Flux emerged as an eccentric music-piece to elaborate our city’s domineering individuality” - Justine Cleghorn, PBS “A State of Flux have blurred the edges of genres seemingly diametrically opposed to one another, creating a soulful and richly detailed soundscape that at once appeals to the heavy art-rock set as well as those whose tastes dwell on it’s fringes“ - Helen Barradel, Inpress Magazine “They’re one of Melbourne’s best-kept musical secrets“ - Brad Dixon,