FLOATINGME, the new band featuring Karnivool’s Jon Stockman on bass, Cog’s Lucius Borich on drumers, and Scarymother’s Tobias Messiter, Antony Brown and Andrew Gillespie on keys, guitar and vocals respectively, are hitting the road here in Oz next month. Think of them as an Australian prog/metal supergroup. Check out their debut video, Sugar, above.
To celebrate the release of their debut self-titled album, out on the 15th of April, FLOATINGME have announced their first headline national tour.
Kicking off in April, the tour will showcase the band’s pedigree line-up, consisting of members from popular progressive rock bands Karnivool, COG and Scarymother. Melbourne rockers Sleep Parade will join the band on all dates.
The dates are as follows:
Gold Coast: 21 April @ Coolangatta Hotel
Sunshine Coast: 23 April @ Kings Beach Tavern
Brisbane: 24 April @ Club 299
Port Macquarie: 27 April @ Yada Yada @ Pier One, Port Panthers
Newcastle: 28 April @ Level One, Newcastle Leagues
Sydney: 29 April @ Annandale Hotel
Wollongong: 30 April @ Wollongong City Diggers
Melbourne: 5 May @ Northcote Social Club
Warrnambol: 6 May @ The Loft
Adelaide: 7 May @ Jive
For any fan of progressive rock in this country, FLOATINGME is sure to excite with the lineage behind its line-up. Vocalist Andrew Gillespie, guitarist Antony Brown and keys-man Tobias Messiter all herald from ‘the’ rock band of the 90s, Scary Mother. Joining the trio is drummer, Lucius Borich of enormously influential hard-rock trio, COG, and Jon Stockman of Triple J favourites, Karnivool. Between them, these musicians alone boast a world of experience, including two #2 ARIA charting albums, tours with System of a Down, Rollins Band and Fear Factory, tracks in the Triple J Hottest 100 and extensive touring across Australia, the UK and USA
Recorded and mixed by ARIA Award nominated producer Forrester Savell (The Butterfly Effect, Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus), the band’s debut album “FLOATINGME” is an eclectic journey, veering from soothing to cathartic, subtle to powerful, cinematic to haunting.
“FLOATING ME” is out 15th of April through Inertia.