Perth melodic hardcore outfit, Saviour, released Reshape Me late last year to a hungry audience and are today announcing it as the lead single off of their fifth studio album, ‘Shine & Fade’, out April 29 via Greyscale Records.
It’s been a long couple of years for the Perth based band having not been able to play a show since 2019 and celebrating their fourth album, ‘A Lunar Rose‘ from a distance in 2020. “Everything come to a halt for us” tells the band.
“Currently we can’t really see a clear way forward with the Western Australia borders keeping us from each other and the rest of the world. However, what we can do right now is keep making music and shift our energy towards that part of the game. And we’ve done that with this fifth LP coming together in a short amount of time. So it’s not all bad for us!“
‘Shine & Fade’ is an evolution of Saviour’s sound and is an expansion of different themes, exploring heavier, darker and catchier sounds while staying true to Saviour’s roots. Welcoming guitarist Curtis Tunks to the fold in 2019, the six-piece found a fresh new drive and extra influence that sets this fifth offering apart from previous releases. “Whilst keeping it heavy and melodic has always been a signature for the band, Curtis has definitely brought a technicality and playing style that has helped this LP find its own identity”.
The other unique inclusion to ‘Shine & Fade‘ is the addition of bassist Chris Pearce vocals. “We have been flirting with the idea of bringing Chris’s voice into Saviour for years now, and this LP seemed like the right time to do so. He’s been doing incredible stuff with his solo project Reins and the team here is psyched with how cohesive his voice on this LP works alongside Bryant and Shontay.“
‘Shine & Fade‘ varies from track to track, with each song becoming its own entity rather than making up pieces of a puzzle. ‘Shine’ signifies strong wellbeing and good times and ‘Fade’ represents the process of how that eventually seem to change.
Saviour is Bryant Best (vocals), Shontay Snow (vocals/keys), Curtis Tunks (guitar), Chris Pearce (vocals, bass), Daniel Rees (guitar) and Michael Matta (guitar). Since the initial spark of creativity that grew to become the inferno that is Perth’s beloved heavy melodic act Saviour, both the external world and the internal mechanics of the band have changed dramatically. One thing that will forever remain, is Saviour’s burning desire to create something truly unique within the alternative music scene. Their etherial collision of aggressive post-hardcore with atmospheric electronic sounds and vocals has lead to the six-piece standing out from the crowd for over a decade now.
The six-piece joined forces with Greyscale Records last year to release their single, Reshape Me, and to tease the first taste of the new album. The new signing looks towards a bright partnership alongside leading names in the alternative industry. Joining Alpha Wolf, Make Them Suffer, Deadlights, Diamond Construct and more, Saviour has found a home within the organised chaos of one of Australia’s finest DIY labels.
Reshape Me is available and streaming everywhere Now.
‘Shine & Fade’ will be available Friday April 29 via Greyscale Records.
With thank to Bigmouth PR / Greyscale Records