The past couple of years have seen some massive changes for Perth band Voyager. The release of their album Ghost Mile in 2017 saw them win over a legion of more fans and they also found themselves signed to Seasons Of Mist. Now hot on the heels of the release of their fantastic new single ‘Brightstar’ the band are now about to hit the road with their good friends Chaos Divine for an Australian tour.
“For us it is a big thing because we have literally been busy bees working on this new album,” says Voyager’s guitarist Simone Dow when we catch up while she is rehearsing. “It has literally been all work and no play so we are absolutely chomping at the bit to get out on the road and play some music again and some new music as well for our fans. Not to mention that it is going to be sick getting to go with our mates from Chaos Divine.”
“They are good mates of ours and are from Perth as well,” explains Dow when I ask her about the bond of friendship between Voyager and Chaos Divine. “They have been mates for years and we have done a lot of local shows together but we have never travelled across Australia together so that will be heaps of fun as well.”
Soon are discussion goes from the tour to the new music that fans are eagerly awaiting from Voyager. “It makes a lot of sense after Ghost Mile it’s not like we have gone reggae or anything,” says Dow with a laugh. “I have been describing it to people as both our heaviest and our poppiest album as well. I mean “Brightstar” is probably one of the more poppy tracks on the album, it very much as that 80s synth-pop vibe which has become a little bit synonymous with us. That is certainly all the way through it… it is a weird one… but I love it… and people who have been working on it with us have been saying that it is the best work that we have done, that is always very relieving to hear.”
You can hear our full interview with Voyager on Spotify.