Free-thinking and catchy riffs meet on Halcyon Drive’s newest tune, ‘Agnosia’.
Melbourne-based indie-rockers Halcyon Drive are putting their efforts together for a couple of live dates next month August. These hometown and Sydney gigs come off the back of their latest cut ‘Agnosia’ – a catchy number that’s been lifted from their forthcoming debut LP which should hopefully be out in late-2018.
Agnosia literally means the “inability to interpret sensations and hence to recognize things, typically as a result of brain damage”, and that’s a fitting title for their new single. What with the band’s guitarist and frontman Michael Oechsle tells it, it’s “…a song about truth“, or rather about someone dangerously caught up in their own truth.
“[It’s] a song about, how in this day and age, it’s harder than ever to break free from whatever media, marketing or influence is being forced down our throats. I was lucky enough to be brought up by two incredible parents who never pushed me into anything, and always let me find my own truth. This is a song written from the complete opposite perspective – from the perspective of someone so lost in following or fighting other people’s opinions, that they’ve lost the ability to think for themselves.”
With buttery-smooth vocal hooks of “we’re losing every night“, fuzzed-out and thick bass lines, and distorted, often chilling guitar licks, this new track is the rock’n’roll equivalent of a dystopian adventure or a grim noir novel. Channeling the best bits of band’s like Circa Waves or their peers in The Iron Eye right into the riffy, enigmatic process. And for me personally, this has got to the most I’ve ever cared about a Halcyon Drive track; memorable, slick, and catchy this sure as hell is!
Think for yourself below with ‘Agnosia‘.
HALCYON DRIVE ‘AGNOSIA’ LAUNCH PARTY DATES:
FRI 10 AUG | OTTO’S HOUSE PARTY @ WORLD BAR, SYDNEY NSW
SAT 18 AUG | SECRET LOCATION, MELBOURNE VIC