Dead Letter Circus
Aesthesis album tour‚Äîpresented by Triple J, UNFD, New World Artists and Macro Music
Aesthesis is not only the title of Dead Letter Circus‚Äôs 3rd album, it‚Äôs also the only way to describe the experience of being at a Dead Letter Circus show. To be present at a Dead Letter Circus show amongst the swirling, pumping sounds of the 5-piece juggernaut of Australian Rock and the swell of the crowd is not to be missed.
Playing their way across the country in some of their favourite venues, Dead Letter Circus will be showcasing tracks from Aesthesis as well as fan favourites from their 100,000+ selling catalogue spanning the last decade.
Aesthesis was given life in early 2015 by the band with Matt Bartlem (Jarryd James, Matt Corby) and Forrester Savell (Helmet, The Occupants) and mixed by multiple Grammy-award-winner, Chris Lord-Alge (Muse, Deftones, Green Day, Slipknot, My Chemical Romance). While You Wait, the first taste of Aesthesis was immediately embraced by both fans and Triple J, taking over the station for two weeks running in early June as the most played track. It was also added to rock radio playlists around the country. The second taste of the album, In Plain Sight, was also added to rotation on Triple J and continues to gather support in the lead up to the album‚Äôs launch.
Guards Of May
Guards of May are an earth-moving, heart-wrenching, no-holds-barred rock band from Brisbane. Their songs are earnest, their shows electric and their dedication to delivering the best and only the best is second to none. They are a five-strong force of sound, and though they are relative newcomers to the Australian rock scene, they are carving their name gradually and perfectly into the landscape.
In just over 4 years, Guards of May have completed numerous East Coast tours and have shared the stage with some of the cream of Australian rock: Dead Letter Circus, Grinspoon, Spiderbait, Dream On Dreamer, Voyager, Sydonia, Helm, 28 Days, Breaking Orbit, The Getaway Plan, Strangers, Young Lions, Jericco, Caligula’s Horse, Like Thieves and more. Their mix of heavy progressive rock and melodic, dynamic songs sees them turning heads and winning hearts at all turns. They have seen success in other areas too‚Äîthe film clip for their debut single, Control, was nominated for the 2012 Australian Film Editor‚Äôs Guild Autodesk Award, along with the likes of Angus and Julia Stone, Guy Sebastian and Ball Park Music.
Their brand new singles, Arcadia and Annotata, surpassed all expectations. The releases saw them making their way down the East Coast of Australia shortly after their release in 2014, and both tracks seeing solid play and accolades on Triple J’s The Racket and Home and Hosed, as well as Triple M’s Distortion show, AndrewHaugRadio’s Heavy at Home and The Aussie Alternative, just to name a few. Both tracks also featured on US radio shows Rock Radio, Neueregelradio, The Indie Authority, Prog Palace Radio and radiohhh.com. Overwhelmingly positive reviews flowed in, with Heavy and Weird blog stating ‘[Arcadia]…excites me because it previews a band who may just be working on a new modern Australian prog rock/metal masterpiece.’
Guards of May have been steadily building their team; their tight sound is a result of working with Matt Bartlem at Loose Stones Records and signing to Tim Price‚Äôs Underscore Agency in 2014 has meant that touring has become a bigger priority and focus. Guards of May signed to Pricewar Music in December 2014. MGM Distribution will take care of physical and digital distribution for their 2015 debut full-length record.