Melbourne’s Branch Arterial are full steam ahead to their album release next Friday. With single CIRCUS getting it’s premiere in early April and being spun on triple j’s THE RACKET, a new single out now entitled MY CURSE and the full album dropping on April 28th, there’s just no stopping this Melbourne band from getting this new music to fans.
Their new music has come literally from ‘Beyond the Border’ of life and death – this, their long awaited debut album, Beyond The Border. Their heaviest effort yet, this album once again finds the band seeking out new vital forms of musical expression within the progressive rock idiom. After climbing a mountain of hurdles the last few years, Branch Arterial are ready to share their story with the world once again.
This second cut from the record is a heavier, darker track than Circus and the lyric video’s dark aesthetic and vibe matches it perfectly.
In 2013, Branch Arterial began producing this, their debut album, ‘Beyond The Border’. After a fantastic start to the process, the band was forced into a hiatus after bassist Kade Turner was involved in a horrific motorcycle accident in South America that almost cost him his life. Shortly following this traumatic event, lead vocalist Nigel Jackson began battling a life threatening illness, which involved a bone marrow transplant. Both Kade and Nigel spent substantial stays in hospital. Both recovered well after extensive periods of treatment to complete the album.
Recorded at Pony Music and Two Brothers Studios in Melbourne; Branch Arterial’s debut album Beyond The Border is an eclectic mix of songs which tackles an array of issues – Climate change, abuse, drug addiction, schizophrenia, depression, and personal failure. Branch Arterial has thrown everything into this album and left nothing on the table, drawing on personal experience and the individual struggle to deliver a brutally honest release.
Branch Arterial are a five-piece progressive rock act from Melbourne, Australia, who formed in 2009. They are driven by exploring their musical boundaries. Their relentless need to push themselves with regards to their song craft, musicianship, and chemistry as a band, can be clearly heard on their two earlier releases – The EP Voices Unknown (2011), and follow up single ‘Faces’ (2012).
Always setting high standards for themselves when performing live, their Voices Unknown EP launch sold out Melbourne’s iconic Esplanade Hotel. The band has also shared the stage across Australia with the likes of heavyweights such as Dead Letter Circus and Twelve Foot Ninja, and international acts Flyleaf (USA), and Klone (France).
Branch Arterial’s album “Beyond the Border” is out on Friday April 28th.