Five years in the making and The Red Paintings have finally given us The Revolution Is Never Coming, but it can’t be denied that this is an album that is well worth the wait. The album culminates in all the theatrical wonder you’d expect from the addition of a 35-piece orchestra, a 22-piece choir, an assortment of weird and wonderful instruments, eight world-class engineers and a frontman with synethesia.
In true Red Paintings style, The Revolution Is Never Coming leaves the listener a bit shell shocked after the first play , and well…the second and third ones as well.
It takes a minute or two to compose yourself once The Revolution is Never Coming finishes. You’ll be left adrenalised, yet exhausted, but in no way ready to give up. I’m pretty sure I’ve just witnessed a great moment in music history – Victim of Sound
This album is overwhelming and terrifying in all the right ways, it pushes you to the brink of isolation but there is a vague sense that just beyond your line of sight there is a safety net to catch you. There is a physical impact when listening to The Revolution Is Never Coming, something that is a rare occurrence in any music these days, let alone from a debut.
The Red Paintings and their debut album The Revolution Is Never Coming is phenomenal. There is no other word to describe the sheer majestic, dynamic, out of this world orchestral sound and nature of this Brisbane quintet – The Music
The English language is lacking when it comes to describing this album; the best advice is just to sit back, strap yourself in and be prepared for one hell of a musical journey. The Revolution Is Never Coming may have only been released in Australia at this point, but The Red Paintings will only be touring their homeland for June before jetting off to take their mind-blowing sound all over the world.
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