Post punk, post folk alternative rock band The Chlorines launch A Toad or a Dove this Thursday, April 13 at El Grotto, with some handy support from Nectar, Oosterbanger and Physical Release. X-Press is excited to deliver an exclusive first listen and free download below.
The fifth single from upcoming debut album Skin, set for July release, it features a desolate landscape sculpting itself around the poetically revealing lyrics. Intricate and compelling guitar parts from frontman Owen de Marchi, guitarist Brayden Edwards and slide guitarist Rene Tucker are matched dynamically by the rhythm section of Tom Higgins on bass and Thomas Freeman on percussion.
The post folk, alt rock track carefully builds from hypnotic and pneumatic beginnings through to a culmination of harrowing and dynamic emotion and music, all the while being drenched in desperate and venomous punk spirit. The musically refined song tells a tale of being caught in a cross-fire between the multiple people that inhabit you; the good, the bad and the confused. It’s about accepting these forces and finding your own path to deliverance.
The concept of singer-songwriter and guitarist Owen de Marchi, The Chlorines formed in Perth in 2013. The band draws from an eclectic range of styles including punk, post punk, folk and blues, with confessional lyricism forming the nucleus of their sound.
A Toad Or A Dove was recorded in mid 2016 at Tone City recording studio in Scarborough, engineered, mixed and mastered by Michael Jelinek (Gunns, Felicity Groom, The Growl).
A Toad Or A Dove is launched Thursday, April 13 El Grotto, Scarborough, supported by Nectar, Oosterbanger and Physical Release. Tickets on the door.