Sydney’s Richard In Your Mind bring you their latest album My Volcano.
From the press release:
My Volcano sees the band expanding their musical vision ever outwards, traversing through fields of lush psychedelia, Odelay-esque party jams, lo-fi antifolk and tribal freak-outs. Richard In Your Mind’s ability to write such an incredibly eclectic record is an obvious achievement. Songs are lyrically colourful, beautifully composed, yet can be dark, dreamy, powerful, emotional and explosive all at once.
Championing their second full-length album release the band enlisted the producing and mentoring powers of none other than SPOD. The union of SPOD and Richard In Your Mind for My Volcano has ensured a kaleidoscopic and at times euphoric listen. SPOD worked with the band intensely during the lead up and recording, breaking the new material out of it’s shell when needed, developing and enhancing tracks, but at times leaving them lo-fi and beautifully raw the way it was always intended.
Out of this dream collaboration comes a fresh and exciting band establishing themselves as a creative song writing force with strong, imaginative themes and clever sonic arrangements. They have successfully fulfilled their vision for album number 2.
The partnership between SPOD and Richard In Your Mind was recognised and appreciated when they teamed up on 2009’s popular Summertime EP. The EP, released the first day of summer 2009, spawned underground slacker hip-hop hit ‘Make it Chill’ and served as an enticing appetiser for their 2nd album.
Richard In Your Mind was originally conceived as a recording project by former roommates Richard Cartwright (guitar, vocals, harmonica, sitar and other assorted instruments) and Conrad Richters (bass, synth, guitar) in 2006. The band quickly gained notoriety on the Sydney scene for their flamboyant live shows. In December 2007 the band released their debut album The Future Prehistoric to glowing reviews, and went on to spend much of 2008 touring in support of the release.
Through 2008 the band toured extensively, eventually adding new members Pat Torres (drums), Jordy Lane (guitar, vocals) and more recently their newest member Brent Griffin (synth, sampler).
RICHARD IN YOUR MIND support Cloud Control’s national tour throughout May and June. My Volcano will be launched with shows this July. More at www.riceisnice.net