Brisbane four-piece Street Pieces deliver a hard-hitting Rock overload infused with blues and charisma. The band are – Ben Tilney (vocals), Alex Miller (guitar), Jon Mengede (Bass) and Marcus McLachlan (drums). This new single marks Street Pieces’ seventh release since their debut EP ‘The Other Side’ in 2014.
Since forming in 2013, Street Pieces have asserted themselves as an Alternative Rock powerhouse with a track record including collaborations with Magoo (Regurgitator), Jeff Lovejoy (Powderfinger) and Govinda Doyle (Dead Letter Circus); East Coast tours; performances alongside the likes of Wolfmother, Shihad (NZ), The BellRays (USA) and Richie Ramone; and a series of releases delivering compelling 70’s Metal/Blues Rock in every breakdown.
With the bands signature heavy riffs, soaring vocals and relentless grooves on display, Street Pieces are releasing their new single ‘One for the Road’, paired with a horror-themed short film music video on Thursday November 14th.
‘One for the Road’ tells the story of a party that turns into a riot, with groove that bursts through the gates and instantly sets the mood for the wicked rock attitude that the track delivers.
“…hard-hitting, high octane rock…” , “…massive bassline and heavy riffs, held together tightly by the group’s trademark soaring vocals and blues infused rock swagger…” – (Amnplify, 2019)
“…Street Pieces will engulf you in the pinnacles of the world of rock.” – (Artist1on1, 2019)
Immediately on listening to ‘One For The Road’ I found myself engrossed in a heavy and dirty somewhat gritty bass line reflective of a heavy metal influence. I was easily suckered into this space as a driving force throughout the track and have to admit I never really left it because it ‘feeeled goooood’.
Steadfast and true the heavy riff accompaniment of lead guitar occasionally broke out into a solid and shining lightning bolt of sound glistening across the soundscapes before retracting back into the depths of the ‘grunt groove’.
Vocally this track provides some great shades from the lead singer and he masters the ebb and flow of the track with ease. It’s pointless to try and resist his captivating voice and compelling lyrics – seriously once it’s over you just want to do it all over again!
The track is a great springboard for catapulting Street Pieces forward on their journey and for collecting new super fans along the way. After listening to ‘One For The Road’ I found myself on Spotify listening to a whole arsenal of fantastic pre-released tracks from the band. Definitely worth the listen and I’m sold!!
This track was recorded and mixed by ARIA award winning producer Govinda Doyle (Dead Letter Circus, Angus and Julia Stone) at his home studio, and mastered by King Willy (Gotye, Eskimo Joe, The Triffids).
Vocalist Ben Tilney describes the recording process with Govinda Doyle: “We wanted to record as live as possible, so we had amps in cabinets and things like that to make sure we could have everyone playing together and capture that live energy. Govinda’s drum room is an old water tank with stone walls which creates a great vibe and sound.”
‘One for the Road’ is paired with the release of a horror-themed short film music video. Music video creator/director and script-writer Terry Phelan approached the band with his idea for a video to be released alongside the track, working with cinematographer Adric Spiteri (Sure Shot Films).
The video follows a girl attending a house party (featuring Street Pieces as the live party band) who takes some drugs with a demonic origin. A killing spree ensues after the girl and another party-goer become possessed, before the entity is eventually exorcised.
Over the last seven years, Street Pieces have rocked a myriad of venues including Brisbane staples The Triffid, Woolly Mammoth, The Zoo and The Outpost Bar; and have toured North Queensland, the Southern Downs and the East Coast to venues such as Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice (Sydney), The Northern (Byron Bay), Wharf Tavern (Sunshine Coast) and Molly Malone’s (Townsville).
They have played alongside esteemed acts including Wolfmother, Shihad (NZ), The BellRays (USA), Uncanny X-Men, The Radiators and Richie Ramone, as well as Brisbane locals Osaka Punch, WAAX and Golden Age of Ballooning; and have brought their impressive live energy to festival line-ups at Mojo Burning 2018 and Wallapalooza 2019.
If you haven’t discovered Street Pieces yet – you ARE missing out – Follow them at the links below!
Street Pieces @ Un-Covered Coffs Rocks, Coffs Harbour
w/ White Water & Resurgence
Friday 22 November, 6pm ’til late
Tickets $20, Early Bird Tickets $10+bf through RED-C Events HERE
All Ages – minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
EVENT PAGE – CLICK HERE