Young Ballarat alt-proggers Ebonivory have released the video for their brand new single, Patting the Black Dog, coinciding with them linking up with Melbourne riff specialists Circles on The ‘Winter’ Tour, which traverses 8 cities in Australia throughout July & August.
Patting the Black Dog was composed and mixed by lead vocalist Charlie Powlett, and mastered by Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, Animal As Leaders), with a stunning music video captured by Dave Hunter of Circles and Band Factory Digital Media.
“Showing this track to the world signifies the beginning of a new era of Ebonivory; our first release since joining forces with Wild Thing Presents, a move that took our band of high school country kids to new heights,” Powlett explains. “Patting the Black Dog is a dialogue between the past and present self; a personal reflection on how our current circumstances can significantly shape our perception of the future. More often than not, we define ourselves by our, and other’s successes. But, Patting the Black Dog proves to be a cathartic anthem of acceptance that yearns to demonstrate that all experiences, positive or negative, should be equally valued whilst playfully pulling the rug from beneath depression’s feet.
“This song pits brooding lyricism against vibrant instrumentation in a battle between visceral melody and mathematical rhythm; a common juxtaposition throughout our discography. We are extremely excited to have an engineer as highly esteemed as Forrester Savell mastering this release (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, Animals As Leaders), which is accompanied by the absolutely stunning music video directed, captured and edited by Dave Hunter of Circles, with gracious support from Madison Butterworth and SLC Sound & Light Concepts Ballarat.”
Catch one of Australia’s most exciting progressive bands live, when they tour nationally between July and August, supporting Melbourne progressive metal juggernaut Circles on their headline The ‘Winter’ Tour!
THE ‘WINTER’ TOUR
Thursday, July 11: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
With Glass Ocean, Red Bee
Friday, July 12: Jive, Adelaide
With Tabula Rasa. Wings of Thanatos
Saturday, July 13: Max Watt’s, Melbourne
With Rival Fire, caution: thieves
Friday, July 19: The Zoo, Brisbane
With Kodiak Empire, Balloons Kill Babies
Saturday, July 20: Badlands, Perth
With illyria / Vespertine Vescada / Breed
(Ebonivory Not Appearing)
Friday, July 26: The Basement, Canberra
With Escape Syndrome
Friday, August 2: Sooki Lounge, Belgrave | Winter Progmania
With Transience, M0DAL1TY, Red Lotus
Saturday, August 3: Karova Lounge, Ballarat
With Anyone Anyone