Monday, October 19, 2020

Shiva and the Hazards' psyche shoegaze rock ride of "Revolution Son"


"I want to hitch a ride"

Shiva and the Hazards recently put out “Revolution Son” and it’s been stuck in my head since initially hearing it. It sort of lives there now, activated in the amygdala whenever I feel calm. Mixed by Mark Gardener of the brilliant RIDE, the track is stacked with hazy reverberated noise that drips with power. I expect nothing less from a Melbourne band, as Australia has always had punk rock & roll bubbling in its core and flowing through its veins. Conceptually the track has a punk ethos fit for our current wild times, while musically it draws tones of heavy psychelic shoegaze. “Revolution Son” is a dose of what we all need right now, and we hope you dig it. 

-Alyssa Holland



With this year of our lord Two-Thousand and Twenty now almost behind us, Shiva and the Hazards have returned with their latest offering, Revolution Son. Produced by the band and mixed by Ride front-man, Mark Gardener, Revolution Son is the first taste from their debut album, expected in 2021, and their follow up from last year's single, Angkor Wat.

That release coincided with back to back slots supporting British shoegaze legends Ride and fellow 90s hitmakers Cast, on what was the Melbourne band's first major tour of Australia and New Zealand, playing in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland, as well as two massive homecoming shows at the Corner Hotel and a sold out show at the iconic Forum Theatre.

Produced by Matthew Redlich (Holy Holy, Husky), Angkor Wat has been described as “glorious” by Australian Music Network, as “an acid laced space traveller” by Happy Magazine, and would go onto receive world wide independent radio play.

Previous single, East India Empress, from the debut EP, Future Cult Classics, earned worldwide indie radio play including on Triple J and BBC. Produced and mixed by Chris Potter (The Verve, The Rolling Stones), East India Empress was dubbed “a dreamy psych expanse” by Triple J’s Declan Byrne, with BBC radio’s Gary Crowley calling it “Impressive stuff and a real Brit Pop tinge… a cracking debut single”.

Revolution Son is out Friday 16 October, and can be pre-saved and pre-ordered now. See our music page for full details.

Shiva and the Hazards' psyche shoegaze rock ride of "Revolution Son"

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