Die Australische Psych-Rock Formation STONEFIELD veröffentlicht am 14.06. ihr neues Album „Bent“ auf Flightless Records. Das von King Gizzard-Masterminds Stue Mackenzie und Joe Walker in King Gizzards Studio aufgenommene Album ist der vierte Longplayer der vier Schwestern, die sich auf „Bent“ zwischen tonnenschweren Sabbath-Riffs und jenseitigen Orgel- und Synthieklängen der intensiven Selbstreflektion hingeben. Die erste Single „Sleep“ kann man bei YouTube anschauen. STONEFIELD werden außerdem im August / September mit ihren Labelkollegen King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard in Nordamerika touren. Diese Woche beginnt bereits Stonefields eigene Europatour. Die 37 Konzerte umfassende Tour macht auch in Berlin, Hamburg, Köln, Dresden, Wiesbaden, Leipzig, Schorndorf und Nürnberg halt, und beinhaltet außerdem Auftritte auf dem Desertfest Berlin, Maifeld Derby Festival und Freak Valley Festival. Alle Termine hier.
Today, Australian, psych-rock luminaries Stonefield, have announced their new album, BENT (out June 14 via Flightless Records). Produced by Joe Walker and Stu Mackenzie of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, the album was recorded in-between tours, in just five days. Written largely on the road, the songs on BENT are filled with reference and reflection–the kind that comes from months spent far from home, living on four wheels. The surreal isolation of trudging through white-out snow and snaking down deserted highways served as the perfect backdrop for the band to look inward. “It’s a culmination of experiences, emotions, and stories collected over time,” explains lead singer and drummer Amy Findlay, “A growth of honest, raw, energy that has been burning within us and waiting for its moment.”
The first single, “Sleep” opens the album with guitars covered in five inches of sludge and distortion and something that sounds like a far-off siren, or the high-pitched howling of the wind. It serves as a warning, a call to arms, kicking things off with a next-level version of the massive, unholy racket the band has become known for over the course of their last three albums. “ ‘Sleep’ was inspired by the concept of floating in the in-between,” explains Findlay, “An ode to the darkness of not wanting to cross to the other side.”
The release of “Sleep” is joined by the announcement that Stonefield will be joining King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and ORB for a North American Tour in August and September 2019. The tour includes two shows in Los Angeles, California at Teragram Ballroom and the Greek Theatre, and two nights at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas. The dates will follow Stonefield’s own, 37-date tour of Europe and the UK, which includes several festival stops at Desertfest, The Great Escape, Maifeld Derby, Freak Valley Festival, and Indie Rocket Festival.