Orchestral art rockers The Red Paintings have announced the Australian release of their debut record The Revolution is Never Coming.
Five years in the making, recorded and mixed by eight world class engineers at eight world class studios throughout the globe, songwriter and producer Trash McSweeney’s innovative vision for The Red Paintings’ conceptual album has had its final mix and master in Los Angeles, and is due to be released independently through Bird’s Robe Records/MGM Distribution on June 7th.
The Red Paintings are a progressive rock / theatrical performance group who incorporate themed costumed stage shows, live art, visual projections (working with local and international artists), and human canvases, with a sound that lies somewhere between Muse, The Arcade Fire, Tool, Smashing Pumpkins and Radiohead.
The band has been touring new themed stage shows relentlessly across the world off the back of four EP releases, and have been handpicked as supports worldwide and nationally with acts such as Scottish post-rockers MOGWAI, “punk cabaret” duo The Dresden Dolls, American poet and mastermind Saul Williams and The Posies. The Red Paintings have also played major music festivals including Big Day Out, Livid, and The Great Escape.
Amongst all this storied history, the band have been working on the long-waited record (which was funded by fans long before crowd-funding was the cool thing to do) and will finally be delivered in its entirety with a 35-piece orchestra and unique instrumentation including harp, theremin, ukelele and more alongside their trademark biting alternative art rock.
The band are currently touring theatres across the USA with Mindless Self Indulgence & then head on to a sold-out tour of the UK with The Pineapple Thief. Australian tour dates are yet to be announced.
The band are renowned for their incredible live theatrics, so with a new theme show on the way, it’s something to get excited about.
In the meantime, I think the quote below from Blunt says it all really:
“Their haunting lyrics and arrangements play games with your head until Stockholm syndrome finally creeps in. I couldn’t blink, let alone tap my feet. By the encore I was totally fucking mesmerized. These guys could have told me to have sex with the cigarette machine, and I would have, transformed out of all recognition.” Blunt Magazine
Watch the video for ‘Streets Fell Into My Window’
‘The Revolution Is Never Coming’ is out June 7th 2013.