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Sydonia

There is an inherent difficulty in defining a band such as Sydonia… They are commonly misaligned with one or another band, or within this or that musical style, or more often than not as “impossible to pin down to one particular genre, sub-genre or classification”. This diversity in portrayal stems from the fact that punters and reviewers often have trouble defining their sound and tend to refer to the first big band that springs to mind and then cross reference it with something else, for example: the mellowness of a Radiohead with all its dreaminess and vocal complexities, crossed with ...read more

There is an inherent difficulty in defining a band such as Sydonia… They are commonly misaligned with one or another band, or within this or that musical style, or more often than not as “impossible to pin down to one particular genre, sub-genre or classification”. This diversity in portrayal stems from the fact that punters and reviewers often have trouble defining their sound and tend to refer to the first big band that springs to mind and then cross reference it with something else, for example: the mellowness of a Radiohead with all its dreaminess and vocal complexities, crossed with the alternative thinking of a Muse, add the fullness and depth of a Tool, and then mix in some heavy tribal drumming and percussion. A ballpark description but kind of hard to wrap your head around. But after witnessing a show it becomes clear how and why Sydonia are best defined by each individual listener’s imagination. The musical soundscape drifts effortlessly from clean and beautiful to rich and heavy, from big dreamy guitar melodies and vocal harmonies, to heavy percussion-laden passages, to hard-edge rip-your-throat-out sections, sometimes within the context of one song. You can see how the word-of-mouth can become quite colourful. Subsequently, the best way to describe Sydonia is to see them and/or listen to them for yourself.

The second single NO WOMAN’S LAND is released to community TV, Rage, MTV and Channel V in advance of the forthcoming CLOSE TO THE BRINK National Tour which sees Sydonia make their way up the East Coast and then over to WA from March to May. During this time they will also be playing national support for LAMB OF GOD on their Australian tour having been personally requested by Lamb of God’s singer Randy Blythe (a lovely story which any of the Sydonia boys are happy to share). « hide

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