Redcoats – Album and Who’s Rollin’? Tour

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.

Presented by Street Press Australian and Faster Louder

 8 November    
Karova Lounge – Ballarat, VIC
9 November 
The Bended Elbow – Geelong, VIC
10 November 
Ding Dong Lounge – Melbourne, VIC
15 November 
Star Bar – Bendigo, VIC
16 November 
Whalers Hotel – Warrnambool, VIC
17 November 
Jive Bar – Adelaide, SA
22 November
Alhambra Lounge – Brisbane, QLD
23 November   
Great Northern Hotel – Byron Bay, NSW
24 November
Spotted Cow – Toowoomba, QLD
29 November 
Great Northern Hotel – Newcastle, NSW
30 November 
Annandale Hotel – Sydney, NSW
1 December     
Transit Bar – Canberra, ACT

For more information about the tour and ticket info head over to Facebook or the Redcoats website

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