Melbourne quintet Future Static create an exhilarating synthesis of alternative, melodic, and progressive to shape a unique brand of emotional heavy music which is unlike any other. Now one Australia’s most talked about breakthrough heavy acts, Future Static are set to unveil their highly anticipated full-length debut album, Liminality, on November 24th, 2023, via Wild Thing Records. Following taking the Australian live circuit by storm and their first international touring adventures, the release of Liminality marks the next step in the band’s hugely promising career.
An innate fusion of metalcore, progressive metal, alternative rock, and pop sensibilities, Liminality is exemplified by its profound singles; the emotionally charged, hard hitting anthem Roach Queen, the effervescent Plated Gold - featuring guest vocals from Sean Harmanis of Make Them Suffer, and acclaimed earlier singles Waves and Venenosa. Liminality also highlights the group’s breathtaking lead vocal tandem, with bassist Kira Neil showcasing her vocal talents and magical chemistry alongside the electrifying Melbourne born, Barcelona raised front-woman Amariah Cook; underlined on the progressive labyrinth The Hourglass and alt-pop-core sensation Chemical Lobotomy. Liminality represents residing in a state of limbo and emptiness, a fitting title for an album written during the extreme Melbourne lockdowns, with the record evolving into their most collaborative and diverse work to date. The album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Christopher Vernon (Windwaker, The Beautiful Monument), accompanied by the music videos of fabled director Colin Jeffs (Make Them Suffer, Alpha Wolf). Artwork was helmed by guitarist Jack Smith, with Liminality portraying the space between materialising and deteriorating in serene nothingness.
Future Static ushered in a new era with the release of 2021 single Waves (Wild Thing Records); the debut of charismatic new singer Amariah Cook, raising the group’s profile to another stratosphere. The track landed ‘Featured Artist Of The Week’ on both Triple J Unearthed (AU) and Kerrang! Radio (UK), with Alex Baker of the latter proclaiming “big things are on the horizon for this band”. Waves became a staple of Spotify and Apple editorial playlists, and Triple J radio spins, with its striking music video rising above 120k YouTube views. 2022’s potent follow up single Venenosa solidified the band’s status, with Wall Of Sound (AU) asserting “there is a massive future awaiting this band…this band is about to erupt”. Further international presence across Spotify, Apple, Kerrang! Radio, and New Noise Magazine (US) was realised, while back at home, Triple J further championed the band with radio plays, and Unearthed rotation/‘Track Of The Day’. The supercharged metal reimagining of Gasolina (Daddy Yankee cover), firmly put the band on the radar of heavy music fans worldwide, landing international coverage with the likes of SiriusXM (US), 89FM - A Rádio Rock (BR), Wikimetal (BR), and Metal Hammer (UK).
The band’s debut festival performance at 2021’s Knight & Day had ‘What We Did On The Weekend’ declaring they were “the highlight of the festival…they were made for the big festival stage”. Following winning the much-coveted Triple J Unearthed Unify slot, Future Static dropped a show-stopping performance at Unify Forever Festival 2022. The group then carried out an extensive national touring regime, including sharing the stage with RedHook, Windwaker, Caligula’s Horse, Bloom, and Circles. Capping off a successful year, the band showcased at Bigsound to high industry praise, performed at Alpha Wolf’s CVLTFEST, and landed Australian tour support for Ukraine’s progressive metal powerhouse Jinjer. 2023 has seen the band hand-chosen as special guests for Australia’s Eurovision stars Voyager and USA’s Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, along with an appearance on Unify’s Off The Record Tour.
The group concluded their first international jaunt across Europe and the UK in September-October 2023, including supporting The Omnific, and appearances at legendary German festivals Reeperbahn and Euroblast. On album release week, Future Static will be joining German superstars Electric Callboy on their sold out Australian tour, with future international dates on the horizon; including the recently announced UK’s Radar Festival.
In 2020, the band’s story began to take shape with the release of the EP Fatalist, garnering rave reviews. Future Static’s effortless flow between crushing riffs and bright, soulful melodies saw them become a standout young talent, breaking out of Melbourne’s bustling heavy music scene. Following the departure of founding lead vocalist Brianna Marsh, the group added electric singer Amariah Cook to the lineup. Amariah’s debut performances turned heads, backed by the band’s swagger and blazing rock fury, experiencing Future Static evolved into an aural and visual explosion of seismic proportions; leading the band to ink deals with Wild Thing Music Group (management) and Wild Thing Records (label).
Future Static are primed to make a lasting impression on the global stage, bringing its visceral fusion of heavy and alternative sub-genres to the world at large.