I don't normally jump right into a band as soon as I've heard them. I usually sit on the side lines for a while picking the crap out of their music. I usually envision a personality of the characters behind the music. whether they're egotistic, whether their attitudes far out way their talents. I blame all my years of listening to alternative music for this brazen attitude. It protects me from following and listening to over egotistical cheap rip offs and compromising musicians.
I am proud to admit that I felt an absolute opposite attitude when I heard Kold Creature for the first time. Enormously capitulating to the last note. Their tunes groove their way through to your melodic metal heart. (if you have one!). There technical prowess and their song writing abilities are phenomenal and I can't believe its happening in Brisbane, QLD. Only performing for a year and half they gel well whilst showcasing their groove/melodic metal which they harmonise with all instruments and vocals. It's finally great to hear a metal band not following the musical genre trend of the times. Uncompromising, their story goes a lot deeper then just being the band to watch in Brisbane. It turns out there's a whole list of characters and small businesses that have supported their cause and loving their local music scene whilst ready to commit in the time of need.
Lets start with who's creating their brand and maybe you too can jump on the band wagon. Ukrainian artist Murashko Maxim (Dizago) was contacted by the band seeking unique artistry to best resemble the bands sound and artistic ideas. Sometimes it's difficult to be sourcing locally due to cost blowouts and little choice. I love how these lad's have trusted Murashko's designs and outsourced nationally to work together communally. What an amazing talented artist. Interested in getting your brand together why not pile on his work load and check out his website here. You can translate it easily by right clicking the page. It will showcase plenty of his art portfolio.
Some band members love music so much that they dive in all facets of the industry.
Whether it be promoting, recording or management.
It takes individuals like Chris Ross (the bands front man) to study mixing/recording for three years whilst opening a rehearsal studio business for the south side of Brisbane.
All this whilst being an accountant!
He dreams of one day moving away from the accounting gig to concentrate more on his studio business. The Kold Creature LP was recorded at his Pulpitation Studio. Chris offers rehearsal space, guitar tuition and studio recording. He'd love to hear from you and work with you. You can contact him directly via his website here or facebook page here.
Who needs promotion? Well, getting a strong hold into the music industry sucks balls sometimes. I think promotion is very important, they take the stress out of lining up gig's for you. They network whilst you write music and rehearse. It's even better to find promoters who believe intently on where you want to take the band and are willing to get on board. A lady dedicated to supporting the local music scene is Kelly Ross who manages Pulpitation Music Promotions. If you're chasing a gig or looking to support an act? She's definitely the right person to contact in Brisbane. Gaining momentum with fingers in the pies. You're in good hands and connecting with the right people if you want to expand around the eastern seaboard. Let Kelly help you find venues, meet other bands and reaching new audiences. Get in touch here.
If you think you've got a hit. Support it with a video clip. Every one has a budget in mind when it comes to creating a music video clip but this shouldn't deter your efforts in getting a quote. The logistics themselves can be a massive pain in the ass! It can take ALL day and even more if you want to get the right shots.
There's screen writing and editing first copies, second copies and visual effects. So much work goes on after holding the camera and taking the shots. Kold Creature's video has 30,000 views and counting. With so much media these days and the attention spans of many, this is significant for a new band who locally play around Brisbane. The master mind behind it was Mitchell Macrae, Co-founder of Inner Lens, He freelances and has an eye for making music video's. So if you like the video clip get in touch with him here.
That pretty much wraps it up. Kold Creature are writing another full length album whilst touring around the southern Queensland area and are ready for bookings. Definitely a band that have their fingers on the pulse and I'm sure they'd love to hear from you. They have their music selling in digital format here and plenty of other merchandise like CD's, shirts, patches and stubbie coolers here.
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