Forever the Optimist are not just a band running in circles.
Their new single ‘Revolutions’ will be released on Monday September 30 to what has become an army of waiting fans – the masses growing larger and larger to the sound of their pounding rhythms.
Their previous single, Warning Horns made waves – their most widespread track to date. It was played nationally on Rage, Triple M’s DISTORTION show with Higgo, on The Aussie Alternative with Rod Whitfield and reached rotation across the US on Syndicated Rock shows Ripple Hive and Neueregelradio.com, taking their music to whole new audience.
The new single, Revolutions, is darker in tone and showcases front man, Jamie Page’s lyrical range, as well as Dan Page and Kellie Buckman’s delayed, growling guitars and Andrew Knox’ pounding rhythms. It’s about thoughts that cannot be shaken and guilt that plays on your mind. Revolutions builds and builds in it’s intensity – from a whisper to a thunderous scream.
Revolutions will be released on iTunes, BandCamp, jjj unearthed and the film clip on Youtube as of Monday September 30, as well as the dates for their most extensive tour to date. The tour will take in Brisbane, Sydney, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Melbourne and Adelaide, alongside some of Australia’s finest crop of alt-rock, prog and heavy acts – Sydonia, Self is a Seed, Engine, Nine Sons of Dan, Shinobi, Guards of May and We Without.
Forever the Optimist formed in June 2010 and has since shared the stage with some of the biggest names in modern Australian music including Grinspoon, The Getaway Plan, Calling All Cars, Redcoats, Harmonic Generator (France), Helm, Electric Horse, Strangers, Ezekiel Ox, Thousand Needles In Red and Floating Me.
Revolutions is the final cut to be released ahead of the full-length record due for release in early 2014. The record is a melting pot of mountainous highs and cavernous, reverb-soaked bottom ends – exciting, extraordinary songs that push the boundaries of modern alternative rock, vocally and instrumentally. The album features progressive structures and contrasts with heavy, aggressive riffs and exquisite, unforgettable melodies.
Tickets will go on sale in October for their November tour, which kicks off in Adelaide and finishes in hometown Brisbane. See http://www.forevertheoptimist.com.au for ticket details. All shows are 18+. Revolutions will be on sale from Monday September 30 in iTunes, BandCamp and for streaming everywhere online. Forever the Optimist will be selling their collected singles so far on CD throughout the tour.