After starting out more as a studio project for vocalist/guitarist Dean Wittmann-Lamb, Melbourne rock machine The Revolation wasted little time in fleshing out to a fully-fledged live unit.
Spurred on by the reception for his first three singles recorded by himself, Wittmann-Lamb soon cast his net wider, recruiting three like-minded musicians to carry The Revolation into the second phase of their musical journey.
After releasing their second EP – and first as a full band – Full Circle, The Revolation entered their next cycle recently with the single Liberty, an infectiously catchy number that showcases the band’s future musical direction.
With their next single The Fix due out in early December, The Revolation are ramping up their live appearances in order to gain further momentum, starting with a show at The Leadbeater this Saturday, October 14, supporting Warbirds.
That gig will be followed by a special performance at Mr. Boogie Man Bar on November 18, where The Revolation will play their entire musical catalogue with no support band.
Band members Wittmann-Lamb, Scott Danson (drums) and Damian Zylstra (guitar) joined HEAVY to discuss their plans, starting with their fresh single Liberty.
“It’s been up on YouTube for roughly two weeks now, and it’s had 4.2k views which is great!” Wittmann-Lamb told us. “Good feedback too, from all over the world. There’s been some interesting comments from other countries, which is good to see.”
“Is that the Swedish chicks?” Danson interjected.
“There’s been all sorts, Scott,” Wittmann-Lamb laughed. “Even some from Russia.“
Swedish fans aside, we ask the guys to delve into the musical nature of Liberty.
“The song sort of just… I wrote it a while ago, actually,” Wittmann-Lamb began. “And then… there’s no reason why songs turn out the way they turn out. All of your influences come to you at some point, and they come out of you at some point too and that’s the way it should be. I’m not afraid to say I’m influenced by the bands that you may hear in that song, and then once the boys get hold of it with their creative juices and put their influence in the song, they tap into things that I might not have tapped into, and eventually it comes together like a great big mixing pot and what comes out is The Revolation.”
In the full interview, the guys run us through the steady musical progression of the band, their upcoming single The Fix, where that fits in with a new EP or album cycle, the band’s chemistry and how it translates to their music, recent shows with Electric Mary and Sister’s Doll, this weekend’s show at The Leadbeater Hotel, upcoming gigs, a special December acoustic performance and more.