“Excuse me while I start my own private mosh pit to this song” – Dom Alessio, Triple J
“Staccato riffage washes the room as singer Jackson Walkden-Brown’s high end version of a New Order/Husker Du vocal bleeds into an enormous and flashy mash up of big beats, fat bass and overdriven octave harmony. Sonically they’re an anthemic fusion of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Franz Ferdinand with a heavy twist of The Killers; but project a unique and impressive sound of their own.” – supporting Birds of Tokyo 2015, themusic.com.au
“The rock’n’roll outfit marries big choruses with lashings of modulated guitar and enough stomping riffs to make the average punter think that they’re caught in a stampede. Aerials deliver a set with a potent mix of power and passion. It’s no wonder they’re headlining the stage.” – Bigsound 2013, themusic.com.au
From the sticky floors of Australia’s sweatiest bars to capacity crowds in some of the country’s finest concert halls, Aerials have built a reputation on the back of a blistering live show. With 2015 boasting supports with bands such as Birds of Tokyo, Lifehouse (US), Mew (Denmark), Dead Letter Circus and The Getaway Plan, Aerials will be bringing their adrenaline-fuelled rock show to the road in support of their new single “Separate”.
With overdriven bass hooks, brooding synthesizers and punk rock chants, Separate is a ghetto stomper that flirts between experimental electronica and raw garage rock.
The Brisbane band unleashed their sophomore EP ‘Restless’ on 1 September 2015. With Forrester Savell (Dead Letter Circus, Karnivool) returning to the desk, the title-track is a seductively sinister story packaged as a blinding-bright assault to the dance floor, which has received reviews from Triple J presenters including Dom Alessio. The ‘Restless EP’ was supported by an East Coast headline tour in October fulfilling their promises of sweat, strobes and riffs to their steadily increasing fan base. This earned them support slots to top-tier national and international rock acts to close out the year.
In their first year as a band, Aerials headlined three east coast tours in support of their singles ‘Silhouettes’, ‘Black & Blue’ and ‘Patient Parades’. All three tracks received rotation on Triple J Unearthed radio and extensive spins on community radio stations around the country. Holding strong to the DIY motto, the accompanying music videos were hands-on affairs which resulted in experimentation with projectors in fast cars, destruction of countless items of furniture and a couple of brushes with law enforcement.
Their debut EP dropped in 2013, supported by a massive run of 15 shows all the way from Cairns to Adelaide. With Forrester Savell (Karnivool/Dead Letter Circus) manning the desk, lead single ‘Firefights’ is a rock anthem in rave territory, which earned them a Highly Commended Award from Queensland Music and a headline slot at Bigsound.
2014 was a break from the road, but a breakthrough as a band, following a week together in the wilderness to pen new material. A contradiction to the environment, the new EP is a collection of chaotic but cohesive pop with synthesized riffery and crunching beats, laced with the soaring and commanding croons of vocalist, Jackson Walkden-Brown. Their tracks ‘Burn Burn Burn’ & ‘Symptoms’ both received another Highly Commended Award from Queensland Music.
Autumn 2016 will be a triumphant return to the stage and the last chance to catch the band before they lock away to write the next chapter. Be prepared for break-neck riffs, a rave inspired light show and hypnotic melodies. Stop reading. Start listening.