After a year which promised so much New Clear Vision almost imploded not long after releasing their debut album due to the age-old problem of member changes, but after a period of reflection and renewed enthusiasm vocalist Brad Bromfield says the band is ready to pick up the pieces and make up for lost time.
“Both guitarists left, which was a shame, but there was fuck all we could do about it”, he reflected. “The same thing happened with another of my bands a long time ago and it’s a bit of a heartbreak mate so I didn’t know if I was going to keep going and just sat in my own shit (laughs). I know C.J (drummer) was heartbroken too so we didn’t do much for a while”.
Going from the high of releasing new music to being on the cusp of extinction was almost too much to bear for Bromfield, with him openly admitting it was hard to put on a brave face and keep going.
“It’s crushing mate”, he sighed. “As you know we had the King Parrot and Superheist shows at the start of the year and our last gig was with Darkcell at Psycho Circus so all in all we had a pretty good year. The album was cool and we had lots of plans but things didn’t go that way. You get a bit older too and wonder where you’re going with it all…”.
In the full interview Brad discusses the rebirth of New Clear Vision, introduces new guitarist Matt and explains what he brings to the band, new music, specifically a new single, future recording plans and direction, how difficult it is to keep a band together in the modern throwaway society, supporting local music and more.
New Clear Vision are hosting XMAS INFERNO at Prince of Wales Hotel, Nundah, this Friday December 21, from 9pm, also featuring Trinatyde, Kaosphere and Symbolic Weapon. Entry fee $10 at the door.