The unison in musicians who hold their craft in high regard spans across a mass of genres and ideas. Coerce and Totally Unicorn, while being both unique and also challenging from a listener’s perspective, come from different sides of the post-hardcore coin – but also have some common elements that are, for the better part, stronger than any sonic comparison. The two bands have toured relentlessly, recorded and self-released their own material and have garnered a reputation through the same type of tenacity. The two bands touring together seems to create a slight discord – but it is this discord that will make these shows unique, and certainly not to be missed. Limited tickets for these shows are on sale now – do not miss out on what is set to be a melding of the magickal minds!
2012 has been a time for new beginnings for Adelaide formed band Coerce, a band that has migrated to the city of Melbourne to function as a professional unit has brought fresh perpspective for the recently border sharing band. Conceived in Adelaide during the early months of 2008, Coerce released their debut album ‘Silver Tongued Life Licker’ in 2009 receiving a spot in dB Magazine & Blunt Magazines top albums of 2009, announced as one of Triple J’s next Crop Artist and received funding from Arts SA Contemporary Music Grant Program for their tour with Karnivool. In 2010, they recorded an interim release with Adelaide brothers Robotosaurus which again was chosen for Blunt Magazines Top Album’s of 2010 and recvived rave reviews from numerous credible publications. Coerce then followed up with their sophomore release ‘Ethereal Surrogate Saviour’ to critical acclaim earning the #1 release for dB Magazines ‘Albums of the Year’ and an ARIA nomination for ‘Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album of 2011. Coerce has been invited to play with many great artists, national and international, including Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta, The Bronx, Russian Circles, Fucked Up, Le Butcherettes, Poison The Well, Graf Orlock, Dangers, Rosetta, Heirs, Robotosaurus, Gyroscope, Blacklevel Embassy and The Nation Blue.
Coerce have just finished recording their latest offering, a 4-track 10″ vinyl release calledGenome, which will be out on Capitalgames Records in October. This recording was captured at the historic Old Council Chambers in Carlton Trades Hall, and engineered and produced by the band’s guitarist Mike Deslandes. This limited run vinyl also features artwork by Matthew Adey, and will be a massive marker in Coerce’s ever-evolving take on discordant harmonies and the math-like precision that their rhythms emanate.
COERCE | TOTALLY UNICORN TOUR
Friday 12th October – Crown and Anchor, Adelaide
Saturday 13th October – John Curtin, Melbourne
Sunday 14th October – Yours and Owls, Wollongong
Monday 15th October – Yours and Owls, Wollongong
Wednesday 17th October – Bar 32, Canberra
Friday 19th October – Sandringham Hotel, Sydney
Saturday 20th October – Crowbar, Brisbane