Official press release:
The Brave, one of the most exciting young bands coming out of the Australia heavy music scene, have announced their second album, Aura, will be released April 5 via UNFD. It is an expansive album that deals with some weighty questions, and that sense of searching for something bigger is rendered in The Brave’s uniquely punchy – yet – cinematic style.
The band dropped their epic new single “Technicolor” along with the aesthetically pleasing music video for the track earlier today. This is the second single from Aura, following up previously released single “Ethereal”, which was named Best Heavy Song at last year’s Queensland Music Awards. The anthemic track leads the charge of the Aura era and establishes them as inventive, emotive and dynamic keepers of the flame, taking the energy and chaos of a youthful mistake and recasts it as something quite different. Frontman Nathan Toussaint shared of the track:
“It’s about one of my first experiences of getting a little too loose when I was young. That feeling of everything around you not being what it seems and wanting to get back to normality. It was an experience that is funny now to think back on, but at the time I remember thinking I was never going to be the same again.”
Fans can check out the music video for “Technicolor” here:
Aura is a bold snapshot of a band seeking to use the simple power of music to move people. Threaded throughout are themes of change, love and loss, and taken as a whole body of work it’s sure to further establish The Brave as one of the most forward – thinking and exciting bands in heavy music in 2019. Aura is available for pre-order today at this location.
Aura track listing
- “Through The Dark”
- “Out Of Reach”
- “Lost To The Night”
- “Above The Clouds”
- “Dragged Down”
Formed in Brisbane in 2013, The Brave quickly started turning heads with 2014 EP Endless, which captured their particular brand of lightning in a bottle with the critically acclaimed breakout debut album Epoch in 2016, which won plaudits worldwide from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Kerrang, Triple J and more. Aura takes that groundwork and builds on it in striking fashion.
The Brave have also announced their Technicolor Tour, with headline dates in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to celebrate the arrival of the band’s new album. They will also be special guests on In Hearts Wake‘s Queensland tour.
3/15 – Noosaville, AU | Villa Noosa *
3/16 – Miami, AU | Miami Tavern *
3/22 – Melbourne, AU | Bendigo Hotel (18+)
3/23 – Sydney, AU | Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar (18+)
4/06 – Brisbane, AU | Crowbar (18+)
** = w/ In Hearts Wake; no Windwaker
The Brave is:
Nathan Toussaint – Vocals
Kurt Thomson – Guitar
Daniel Neucom – Bass
Denham Lee – Guitar
Brent Thomson – Drums