Local lads from Red Light Sound are launching their latest EP, Latitudes, this week at Jive with a bonus film-clip dropped to boot.
Words by Paul Maland
Released through Adelaide & Melbourne label Miradore Records, the EP is the third release from the band following their 2011 EP Signals Fade (which led to a hand-picked New Year’s Eve gig with Queensland prog-rock heavyweights Dead Letter Circus).
In addition to Dead Letter Circus, Red Light Sound have supported bands like Jericco, Thousand Needles in Red, Twelve Foot Ninja, Closure in Moscow and I Am Giant (UK).
The band worked extensively with Melbourne producer Dan Murtagh (Jericco, From The Ashes) to produce the EP, which has resulted in a well-sculpted and emotive journey through its five heavily melodic tracks.
The EP is awash with thunderous drum-rolls, helping build up to melodic free-falls that are carried weightlessly by the smooth, soaring vocals of Ryan Bartlett.
Title-track and prime example of the band’s melodic (and borderline metal-core) sound, Latitudes, has been given a visually compelling film-clip produced in engaging and elemental locales of South Australian landscapes.
. The label for Red Light Sound, Mirador Records, are no stranger to quality releases. Mirador has helped support and release music from a core line-up of other talented musicians hailing from The City of Churches with the label’s portfolio of artists ranging from lighter acts like Problems, Banjo Jackson and Jimmy & The Mirrors, to hard-hitters like Bad//Dreems, Battlehounds and West Thebarton Brothel Party and Horror My Friend.
Mirador Records also has its fingers on interstate action with acts to the likes of Violet Swells (from Tasmania), and things ahead only looking upward.
Red Light Sound’s newest EP, Latitudes, will be launched with a show at Jive on Saturday (June 20th) supported by Mayweather and Across the Atlas.