Following on from what has been an auspicious journey, Melbourne-based indie-rock group, Postblue, have just announced their indefinite hiatus and news that they will be offering up their new EP ‘Deprogrammed’ as a parting gift to fans.
Due for release February 24th 2017, ‘Deprogrammed’ consists of four new tracks tied in with an ode to David Bowie in the form of a cover of his classic song ’Space Oddity’. A final show is planned for Melbourne on March 23rd 2017 at The Workers Club in Melbourne.
Postblue first formed in 2012. Originating in Byron Bay, the band built a grassroots following across a series of DIY releases, enveloping fans with grunge-driven sounds and testing their own musical boundaries.
2014 saw the release of debut album “I Hope They’re Praying For Me” (Poison City Records). The record saw great success with the band’s Australian rendition of a 90’s alt-rock revival. The album’s melodies and melancholy lyrics lead the group to triple j support, heavy touring and shows with Title Fight (USA), The Smith Street Band and Violent Soho, as well as performances at Poison City Weekender and Splendour in The Grass.
The group’s 2015 release “Glow Like Crazy” was recorded at Studios 301 with Simon Cohen (JOY, Asta, M-Phases) and had Postblue divert and expand on their musical foundations, shocking fans and further signifying the band’s openness to change. ‘Glow Like Crazy’ took things a lot slower and hazier, with an obvious nod towards shoe gaze, showcasing the breadth of the trio’s artistic development and ambition.
In July 2016, the band partnered with Melbourne producer Steven Schram (San Cisco, Paul Kelly, Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes) to record a brand new single ’Love To Praise You’. The track strives to redefine Postblue’s new musical identity. Coupling ethereal sounds with indie-rock and roll, ‘Love To Praise You’ is Postblue blending contemporary elements with their 90’s rock past.
Advancing through various genres, Postblue’s discography reads as the genesis of its members Riley McEvoy, Jordan Saul and Joe Paine, both as long-time friends and musical experimenters.
‘Deprogrammed’ will be released independently on Friday February 24th, available worldwide via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other good digital retailers
THU 23 MAR | THE WORKERS CLUB, MELBOURNE VIC
w/ Special Guests Smoke Rings and Bends
Tickets – Oztix