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Eora/Sydney-based alt-rock quartet Live Like Animals have just unleashed their genre-transfiguring penchant with enveloping new single ‘The White Room’ – produced by Brad Telfer Audio (Reliqa) and mixed and mastered by Chris Blancato (Northlane).
Opening with a merciless punch to the jugular, ‘The White Room’ heralds a propelling intensity saturated with electrifying hooks, aggressive riffs and vibrant synths. The ever-present pop sensibilities create a rich sonic tapestry for vocalist Nic Roy‘s spectacular vocal range that shapeshifts between powerful belts and cathartic screams. Lyrically, Roy explores the debilitating isolation of chronic anxiety, recounting the overwhelming sensation of thoughts rushing at a million miles while at a loss to find relief.
Keyboardist Brendan Grace talks about the inspiration behind ‘The White Room’:
“‘The White Room’ is the foundation of the world we are building based on Nic’s mind. As the first of six rooms, it delves into Nic’s experiences with panic, anxiety, and overthinking. The subsequent track, ‘Bleach’, is the room of frustration, anger, and the quest for justice, reflecting the ongoing struggles faced by gender-diverse individuals and other minorities in today’s society. ‘Modern State of Mind’ sets the tone as the somewhat-literal elevator music, seamlessly guiding listeners between rooms as they explore various states of mind.”
To celebrate the release of ‘The White Room’, the band will take their undeniably captivating live performances across Eora/Sydney, Naarm/Melbourne, Meanjin/Brisbane and Ngunnawal/Canberra supporting Boorloo/Perth pop-rock up and comers RinRin. This continues on from a sold-out performance at Eora/Sydney’s Three Wise Monkeys and playing alongside the likes of Father Deer Hands, Reliqa, Lune, Heartline and Bad Moon Born.
Previous releases have garnered national coverage and airplay on triple j‘s short.fast.loud, radio support from Radio Adelaide and Edge Radio, and online praise from Hysteria Mag and Wall of Sound.
Live Like Animals are passionate about inclusivity and bringing awareness to mental health, which is strongly featured in their impressive repertoire. Wielding their unique brand of stadium-ready violent pop-rock reminiscent of Bring Me The Horizon and Nothing But Thieves, the group delivers a pertinent message about navigating petulant intrusive thoughts in this high-octane pop-rock anthem.
The White Room’ is available worldwide now
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