Pacing The Cage
Honest, powerful and provocative, Melbourne Alternative Rock band Pacing The Cage is everything a music aficionado craves. Charting at #2 on Triple J Unearthed Rock charts is a testament to hard work, craftsmanship and songwriting.
“Pacing The Cage meld elements of prog, psych, and straight up rock n’ roll to deliver a huge sound that belongs entirely to themselves.” ~ Happy Mag
Like a case of hand grenades with their pins pulled out, the debut album INTOX blasts out of the speakers with herculean riffs and razor sharp vocal hooks. Pacing The Cage has spent 12 months meticulously sculpting the finished product and live show so that no detail is left to chance. From start to finish, INTOX will leave you exhilarated that Rock Music for the socially conscience has found a home.
INTOX (French for ‘brainwashing’) is a very personal record that explores very public subject matter covering topical ground as intense as the global refugee crisis, mental illness, #MeToo, political corruption and social equality. To deliver these explosive themes, Pacing The Cage wraps up powerful lyrics in equally incendiary music… a barrage of heavy guitars, thundering drums and towering vocal melodies.
Based in the Australian artistic nexus of Melbourne – undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest cities for killer rock music – INTOX reflects the proud history of the band’s hometown to perfection. An exercise in music idolatry as much as it is a master class in songwriting, INTOX is both a brilliantly universal slice of rock and its own distinct voice, literally and figuratively.
But that is not to say INTOX is one-dimensional. Amidst heavy-hitting tracks like Whatever I Want, Tornado and The Devil Is Innocent are more delicate numbers like the pop-laden Tokyo and the simmering Tell Them It’s War, where the band gets to wield subtlety as well as intensity. Over the course of the album, Pacing The Cage shows off a deep bag of tricks that will keep even the most discerning listener on their toes – INTOX is as sincere as albums get.
While INTOX was recorded together by lifelong friends Andrew Mullen on Guitar / Bass / Vocals and Leigh Thompson (Wishful Thinking) on drums, the line-up is complete with Alex Cann (All The Animals) and Luka Panik (Slumberhaze) bringing the searing power of the album to the stage and providing audiences with an exhilarating musical experience to remember.
Genre: Rock | Alternative
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