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The Red Paintings (Australia) 
Orchestral Art Rock 

CITY CLUB  // Beginn 21.30 // 11.-


Was bekäme man, wenn man Patrick Wolf, 30 Seconds To Mars, Nine Inch Nails und Bonaparte in einen Proberaum stecken würde? Ganz einfach, eine der im Moment interessantesten Bands, THE RED PAINTINGS und ihre Musik nennen sie Orchestral Art Rock. The Red Paintings sind keine Band, sie sind ein Gesamtkunstwerk. In den letzten Jahren tourten sie ausgiebig mit ihrem 2013er Debut „The Revolution Is Never Coming“ um den Globus. Dabei spielten sie auch massig Supportshows, bei denen sie die Hauptband regelrecht gegen die Wand spielten. Im Moment befindet sich die Band mit Alan Moulder (Placebo/Nine Inch Nails..) im Studio um Ihr neues Album abzumischen. Das Warten auf neue Songs hat bald ein Ende. The Red Paintings veröffentlich den Nachfolger zu ihrem gefeierten Debut im Sommer 2018.

The Red Paintings are an orchestral art rock band/collective conceived and driven by lead vocalist/guitarist, songwriter and creative polymath Trash McSweeney.  Eschewing traditional rock formats, Trash's all-female backing band incorporates violin (Alix Kol), cello (Emma Baker), drums (Violet the Cannibal) and bass (Sarah Stow).  They traverse a vast musical landscape - this is truly contemporary progressive rock, fusing punk, classical, indie rock and metal in a unique sonic synthesis, underpinned by The Red Paintings' deep social consciousness.  Haunting child-like lullabies of the future juxtaposed with raw, tearing alt-rock, multi-layered with epic orchestral arrangements.

The Red Paintings' audience defies pigeon holes - baroque-pop steam-punks, metal-heads, indie-rock fanatics, musos who love challenging, intelligent songwriting and expression.  Their live appearances are less gigs in the traditional sense, more immersive multimedia performance art events centred on their music.  They recruit and involve local artists on stage to paint human body canvases and static canvases in real time, expressing the catharsis of the music.  Their shows are highly theatrical, blending sound and visuals to create a visceral experience that captivates the senses and minds of the audience.

The Red Paintings' critically acclaimed debut album propelled the band around the world three times as a headlining act.  The buzz from this generated keen interest in their highly anticipated second record, evident from their hugely successful crowdfunding campaign (labelled by PledgeMusic's co-founder Jayce Varden as "one of the most innovative conceptual pledge campaigns ever").  The new album features a fierce rhythm section, grandiose orchestral arrangements and powerful choral accompaniments, all recorded in world-class studios around the globe (including East West Studios, Hollywood).

Mixed by ALAN MOULDER (Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Queens of the stone age) TOM LORD-ALGE (Marilyn Manson, Blink 182) and CHRIS SHELDON (Foo Fighters, Bloc Party), and with the same angst and social consciousness reminiscent of the first album, the ambitious follow up record takes The Red Paintings to another level of composition, artistry and grit.  It will be accompanied by their most ambitious live performance experience yet. 

"They just don't make albums like this anymore" - Studio Manager (EastWest Studios, Hollywood).

"This tune will blow your mind, what a tune, provokes emotion and takes you on a voyage, it's just so beautiful!"- BBC Radio, UK, DJ Lal Muttock. December 2017.

"It’s not just a rock show; it’s an experience that reaches beyond your ears and pushes your mind to feel rather than think..." - Play to Much, music press.