Pirate - Left Of My Mind

By: Birds Robe Collective  14-Mar-2012
Keywords: Bands, Audio Recording, Music Recording

Pirate - Left of Mind

Pirate is a Sydney-based four piece formed in 2007 with a musical mission to break out of the norm and push boundaries. Pirate forge a unique and fiery instrumental sound. They deliver an intense mix of guitar, bass, drums and an electronically treated saxophone (which thinks it's a guitar too). Pirate veer from slashing riffs to powerful ambience, charged with Aphex Twin screams and oblique melody. Maintaining defined song structures and grooves while challenging their artistry is always the priority within their collaboration. Their fusion of passion and technique results in music that is dynamic, fierce, spontaneous and sophisticated.

Explosive and energetic, a live Pirate show has more power than an electrical substation. Ever seen a man scream through the bell of his saxophone amplified by five thousand watts? No? Didn't think so. A stand-out and sought-after act, their ever-growing fan base extends well beyond the prog-rock scene. The band continually play across Sydney's prominent venues, always to rapturous responses and demands for more. With a support resume including Closure in Moscow, The Crooked Fiddle Band, Behind Crimson Eyes and rave reviews from their performances at Progfest, Menagerie and ROAR, the word on Pirate is beginning to spread nationally.

Pirate's debut album "Left Of Mind" is the follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled EP of 2009 and their 2007 demo which were widely circulated amongst Sydney's underground - even ending up in the hands of Adrian Belew (King Crimson) and Billy Rymer (Dillinger Escape Plan).

The debut is a marked progression for the group, featuring their first use of melodic vocals, restrained and hypnotic experimental pop and layered soundscapes, with tracks like 'In The Balance', 'Animals Cannibals' and 'Finish' pushing in new directions.

Fans of Pirate's frenetic technical groove rock will still be impressed - tracks like 'Rough Shuffle', 'Time Minus Five' and 'Left Of Mind' prove they are justifiably amongst the most fiercely experimental and exciting of the prog rock scene in Australia.

“Every now and again you might be lucky enough hear a band that totally reinstates your faith in music; a band that reminds you why you fell in love and were inspired by music in the first place. Pirate are one of those bands.”
– Grindhead records, review

"Tasteful and exhilarating to watch, Pirate are masters of their domain."
– Music Feeds, September 2011

All Pirate Music is available for purchase or download:
'Left of mind' is now available for purchase in Germany:
Website: http://www.myspace.com/piratewastaken
Price: $10
Management - Mike Solo [email protected] / 0404 937 095
Label - Australia - Bird's Robe Records [email protected]
Bookings - Australia - Mike Solo [email protected] / 0404 937 095
Bookings - US/Europe/Asia - Mike Solo [email protected] / +61 404 937 095

Keywords: Audio Recording, Bands, Music Distribution, Music Marketing, Music Recording

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