Brisbane newcomers He Danced Ivy have burst from the foliage to deliver their sinister, debut single Mechanesque, a four-minute track dripping with tension in the opening moments before exploding into raw power and prog-punk glory!
Mechanesque is the first taste of this furious four-piece as they step out from the darkness ready to assault the world with their supernatural sonic powers
Lyrically, the beginning of the song centres around a relationship as it starts to darken and corrupt, but as the sound expands, devolving into madness, so do the themes.
“The overall theme of the song is about how routine apathy, superficiality, and power imbalance in relationships can just eat you away from the inside. It’s a big theme in a lot of our music,” said vocalist and guitarist, Dave Cheney.
Instrumentally, Mechanesque delivers on these themes by using a delay on the rhythm guitar combined with a basic tapping technique to set up a kind of eerie percussive rhythm in time with the drums. There’s also three vocals crossing before the chorus that creates a deliberate disorientation.
You’ll be able to catch He Danced Ivy at Banana Field Festival in Coffs Harbour onSaturday, October 29.
SAT 29 OCTOBER
Banana Field Festival, Coffs Harbour
Supporting Illy, British India, LDRU & Art vs Science