Figures drop new video/single ALPHA, EP 'Chronos' out June 16
Aussie rockers FIGURES have premiered the video for new single 'Alpha', the second track released from the upcoming new EP, Chronos , set for release on 16 June. They are also announcing today the launch of the EP to the world on the live stage at The Evelyn Hotel in Melbourne on 7th July 2017 with special guests A Gazillion Angry Mexicans, Colibrium and Phoenix Day.
Packed full of huge hooks, groove-driven riffs and cleverly subtle dynamics, 'Alpha' is another great taster of FIGURES' inventive and accessible sound. Initially premiered by Prog Magazine, check out the video for 'Alpha' below.
Vocalist Mark Tronson commented: "Alpha lyrically explores the idea of ‘the artists' struggle’ through both the eyes of the artist and their supporters, both view points being vastly different. Where a fan may look upon an artist as someone living out their potential in an awe-inspiring or romanticised way, the fact is this: behind the curtain there is a whole world of stress, doubt, financial struggles, anxiety and thousands of other pressures that any artist must endure to achieve and maintain success. For myself, it’s a song about the internal risk/reward debate that comes with this type of lifestyle choice. The video itself was shot and edited by our good friend and photographer Andrew Basso from Electrum Photography here in Melbourne. He followed us around the last few gigs of 2016 and early 2017 to make an awesome live montage, including footage from Progfest 2016 and our support show for Twelve Foot Ninja in Jan 2017."
FIGURES is a band not interested in subtlety. The Melbourne 5-piece delivers a torrent of blistering riffs expertly paired with inspirational and extremely memorable melodies. They have complete authority over their brand of melodic hard rock, standing out against Australia’s backdrop of rising heavy bands as THE act to watch in the next year.
Exploding onto the scene in 2014, Figures has made their mark on critics and music lovers alike and while Australians are fervently getting behind Figures, brethren in the UK and Europe are not far behind. The debut self-titled EP has received 100% positive reviews around the globe with a common theme of hot anticipation for what is coming next.
Featuring more of the snarling grooves and ear-pleasing refrains that is signature Figures, producer Luke Cincotta (Dead Letter Circus, Airbourne, Karnivool) has expanded the sonic spectrum, adding depth and detail to the follow-up record.