Just under two years ago the Australian music scene was saddened to hear that Sunshine Coast metal/rap/noise hybrid New Clear Vision were calling it a day.
For five years the band was a breath of fresh air on a Brisbane music scene that too often got caught in its own self-importance rather than enjoying music for the pure body of work it is meant to be.
Their stage outfits are still the stuff of legends and the sonic and physical mess they left in their wake after each performance was as soothing as it was savage. Such was the impending sense of loss of New Clear Vision were about to leave in the national music scene, a multitude of Aussie icons ranging from King Parrot’s Matt Young to Joel from Kaosis all the way over in New Zealand reached out with heartfelt tributes and words of encouragement to frontman and one of the most loved people in the business, Brad Bromfield.
With an uncertain musical future, Brad retreated from the limelight, his thoughts never far from securing another group of like-minded musicians to rekindle the band.
HEAVY is pleased to say that a couple of months ago Brad called us to deliver the good news that a rebirth of New Clear Vision was in the foreseeable future, with the first gig back being at HEAVY’s 10th Birthday Bash at the Mansfield Tavern on August 20.
Check out our interview below, which brings you up to date on what’s happening with the band and introduces us to the new members.