Redcoats have just announced the October 19 release of their debut self-titled album, the release will be celebrated with the Who’s Rollin’? album tour throughout November.
The first single from the album was Raven, which has now been followed with the release to radio of Evergreen. The band have recorded a psychedelic inspired clip which you can watch HERE.
2011 saw the release of their debut EP, recorded with Rob Long and mixed and mastered by Lindsay Gravinia. The two singles from the EP, Dreamshaker and Kay Trucker, received high rotation on triple j and the end of 2011 saw Dreamshaker reach #76 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 poll, this is certainly going to be a band to watch.
Emilio Mercuri is the Redcoats singer and he has a voice that is perfectly suited to classic seventies rock, capable of competing with the era’s thunderous riffs. This voice proved to be just what was required when he teamed up with the formidable bassist Rhys Kelly and drummer Andrew Braidner, guitarist Neil Wilkinson completes the musically like-minded foursome.
The band headed out for a huge dose of isolation to plot the course of their debut album, they headed out to a valley at the foot of the Grampians and to the bush outside Daylesford. There they created songs out of jam sessions that lasted long into the night. The album is a trippy odyssey captured beautifully by LA producer Dave Schiffman, who also worked with Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dead Meadows, Dandy Warhols and Mars Volta. Schiffman flew into Byron Bay’s 301 Studios to work with the band and then handed over to Howie Weinberg for the mastering.
The band’s individuality and hard-work ethic made them an obvious support choice for fellow heavyweight acts such as Stone Temple Pilots, Grinspoon, Papa Vs Pretty, Calling All Cars and Karnivool. This is a band you must see live to experience the full Redcoats effect.
The Redcoats experience transcends modern genre-labeling; instead tapping into the roots of modern rock, back when experimentation was boundless.
Whatever it is, it’s a feeling Redcoats have bottled and shaken up.
REDCOATS WHO’S ROLLIN’ ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR
Presented by Street Press Australian and Faster Louder
Karova Lounge – Ballarat, VIC
The Bended Elbow – Geelong, VIC
Ding Dong Lounge – Melbourne, VIC
Star Bar – Bendigo, VIC
Whalers Hotel – Warrnambool, VIC
Jive Bar – Adelaide, SA
Alhambra Lounge – Brisbane, QLD
Great Northern Hotel – Byron Bay, NSW
Spotted Cow – Toowoomba, QLD
Great Northern Hotel – Newcastle, NSW
Annandale Hotel – Sydney, NSW
Transit Bar – Canberra, ACT