Progressive surf roots rockers BAND OF FREQUENCIES have played all over the world with the likes of Donovan Frankenreiter, John Butler, Angus Stone and Ash Grunwald; as well as some of the world’s most amazing festivals and events, among them the Billabong ‘Banzai’ Pipe Masters, Hawaii; North Shore Surf Film Festival, Hawaii; Surf & Sound Tour, Japan. Not to mention some of Australia’s premier festivals: Splendour in the Grass, Mullum Music Festival and Woodford Folk Festival.
True believers in sounds beyond boundaries, Band of Frequencies draw their influences from a vast spectrum of roots, rock, electronic and psychedelic styles. Their signature blend comes from years of live experimentation, constantly pushing their influences into the creative fires to see what melts, what explodes and what merges. They have now successfully forged a bond of sonic elements that represents their coastal roots and strikes a chord in the hearts of passionate music lovers around the globe. It’s this quality that has lead to invitations to grace the stages of diverse festivals, at home and abroad, and to record soundtracks to several internationally released surf films.
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 and songwriter Shannon Sol Carroll.
Band of Frequencies 2012 album release Rise like the Sun is a potent and honest collection of songs that speaks volumes about their intriguing journey. Carroll says “This album represents an evolution towards truth and a documentation of all the stages along the way. From devastating heartbreak, through escapism and self-protection into letting go, facing fears, stepping up and truly loving whole-heartedly; this album is the most raw and complete reflection of life’s experiences I have ever written by far.”
Rise like the Sun features the award winning single ‘Golden’ which was voted best Blues/Roots song at the QLD Music Awards 2012. The winning track ‘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.
See Band Of Frequencies deliver their signature blend of progressive roots/rock live across West Australia in February
BAND OF FREQUENCIES RISE LIKE THE SUN WA TOUR
Saturday 23rd February – Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle WA
Sunday 24th February – Indi Bar, Scarborough WA
Wednesday 27th February – Ellintons Jazz Club, Perth WA
Thursday 28th February – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury WA
Friday 1st March – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA
Saturday 2nd March – Nannup Festival, Nannup WA
Sunday 3rd March – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Perth WA