Band of Frequencies play a brand of music that really does epitomise what they are about. Listening to their new single All I’ve Found conjures pictures of surf and sun in my mind.
This band has been described as progressive surf roots rockers and though that’s an absolute mouthful it is also totally accurate. Listening to the new single, All I’ve Found, very much brings to mind the ocean and the sand. If you then watch the filmclip shot by surf cinematographer George Greenough, you will see it all brought to life on the screen in front of you.
The name Band of Frequencies refers to the concept that each person vibrates at a certain frequency with the lowest being fear and hate and the highest being love and compassion. “Like radio and TV stations, we also broadcast our particular band of frequencies at any given moment. We are just a Band of Freq’s doing our thing to raise the collective frequency through sound” explains lead singer/songwriter Shannon Sol Carroll.
Band Of Frequencies won the QMA Blues/Roots Award 2012 with their single ‘Golden’ which is featured on their recently released album ‘Rise Like The Sun’.
‘Golden’ depicts a unique glimpse into the quintessential Sunny Coast lifestyle. Written whilst out in the surf as the sun sets through the golden haze from the sugar cane fires on a clear winter afternoon, this coastal roots classic glowingly reflects on maintaining an attitude of gratitude. Through sharing a poignant watery reprieve from the hustle and bustle, ‘Golden’ subtly reminds us to appreciate every passing moment, to enjoy the gloriousness of our natural environment, to let go of life’s complexities and simply go with the flow.
‘Rise Like the Sun’ is a collection of honest and raw songs that tell of the journey, reflecting on life’s experiences through heartbreak, escapism, letting go, facing fears and learning to love.
Band of Frequencies have played across the world with John Butler, Angus Stone , Ash Grunwald and Donovan Frankenreiter, to name a few, and they have played some truly amazing festivals including the Billabong ‘Banzai’ Pipe Masters and North Shore Surf Film Festival in Hawaii; Surf & Sound Tour inJapan as well as some of Australia’s premier festivals: Splendour in the Grass, Mullum Music Festival and Woodford Folk Festival.
The launch of Rise Like The Sun has prompted a national tour and you can catch them live at one of the below venues:
Notes, Newtown, Sydney
The Heritage, Wollongong, NSW
The Mac, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
Golden Days Festival, Coolum, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Supported by Golden Days & Surfrider Foundation,
Tickle Park, Coolum, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Lennox Pub, NSW
Mullum. Fest, Mullumbimby, NSW
SoundLounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Tickets details via the website www.bandoffrequencies.com
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