“If you like Australian prog rock I’d be getting onto the Patient Lounge train, cause these guys are going places.”
Wall of Sound, 2020
“Another rocket firing up the ascendancy of Aussie prog metal alongside names like Voyager and Karnivool, if you haven’t zeroed in on Patient Lounge being the next big deal, now is your chance.” Hysteria Mag, 2020
Brisbane alt-rock band, Patient Lounge, are following up their last epic track Useless with hard-hitting, progressive-rock tune Vivid Eyes. The newest single, engineered by Bernie Wedrat (Chris Lord-Alge, Tom Lord-Alge, Michael Brauer) at Lush Recording Studios (The 1975, The Butterfly Effect, Katy Perry) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Billy Joel, Green Day, Mastodon), is out now on all digital platforms.
Since forming in 2019, Patient Lounge already have an impressive resume, supporting internationally acclaimed acts Haken (UK), Pop Evil (USA) and Australian rock heavyweights Wolfmother. The boys also managed to squeeze in Dead of Winter Festival, multiple interstate tours and kick 2020 in the teeth by finishing off last year showcasing at BIGSOUND 2020, a headline show as part of Brisbane’s epic Valley Fiesta and a sold-out single launch at The Zoo.
Committed to staying as busy as possible, the boys launched into 2021 by releasing 9-minute prog journey BEGDA, then backing it up with a main stage performance directly supporting Wolf & Cub and COG as part of The Other Festival at Fortitude Music Hall Brisbane.
Vivid Eyes is Patient Lounge’s heaviest track yet, with stadium-sized riffs, pulsing grooves, rumbling low-end, a chorus that soars and a crushing crescendo, showing off the bands musicality and incredible song writing chops. Never one to shy away from their own musical evolution, Patient Lounge truly come into their own with this new track, bringing their trademark authenticity into the recording process. Amongst the oceanic swell of heavy guitars, shredding leads and machine gun fire drums, singer Zach Eather defiantly chants a call to arms, “They say you better march to the beat, never step out of line, but I’ll stand on two feet and I’ll play out of time… But a leash makes me bite, it’s a constant remind, they’ll fuck with your dreams, just open your eyes,” giving the listener a wake-up call to live their own lives, without exception.
“The song is about not letting anyone choose what your future should look like. We are told by family, friends, partners, school, what we should be doing with our lives and more often than not, it ends in a life lacking purpose. Fuck that,” said Zach of the new single.
Patient Lounge are also in full swing with their recently launched fan mailing list the ‘Inner Circle’, giving fans access to specialised merch, VIP tickets, early access demos of new songs and many other exclusives. To be in the Inner Circle, fans can go here: www.thepatientlounge.com/subscribe
Vivid Eyes is available now on all major streaming services.
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