Halcyon Drive share new single Reach ahead of debut album, national tour
The Melbourne indie trio will release their debut album, Elephant Bones, on March 8th.
Melbourne-based indie-rock trio Halcyon Drive are a band that have become one of our favourites over the last five years, seemingly going from strength to strength with every release they've put out - and we've subsequently covered - since their Cruel Kids EP way back in 2014. In 2018, the band were arguably at the strongest they've been, with a three-peat of brilliant singles – Silver Ray, Agnosia and Only Youth – showing three different sides of the versatile and adventurous three-piece, whether it be blistering indie-rock, or sounds built more-so around pop-centric chorus hooks or electronic subtleties – often all at once.
Their latest single Reach keeps this continuing in fine form, offering another taste vastly different from their previous single with a sound more subtle and low-key. It opens with the soft, swooning vocal of frontman Michael Oechsle, which eventually, is joined by a crisp, indie-rock instrumental which never quite reaches the strong heights of their other recent singles. Instead, it shimmers and swirls around underneath Oechsle's vocal, taking on various forms as the single continues – leaving things a touch more ballad-esque and fuzzy. "In this age of connectivity, cheap travel, Skype and FaceTime, I think almost everyone can relate to that feeling of being away on the other side of the world from a loved one," says the frontman on the single. "Still being 'connected,' but also being so far apart. That's simply what Reach is about. The tyranny of distance, the untouchable blue."
It's another single from their forthcoming debut album Elephant Bones, which on arrival on March 8th, is set to further showcase the band's versatility and skillset, offering more of Halcyon Drive's signature sound and the various forms it can mould into. Dive into Reach below:
Fri, 5 Apr – Yah Yah’s, Melbourne
Sat, 6 Apr – Waywards, Sydney
Fri, 12 Apr – Greaser, Brisbane
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