Brisbane four-piece Former Angels don’t want to be pigeon-holed as just another rock band. Taking cues from classic rock, punk, stoner and even jazz and country, Former Angels are here to remind fans what music used to be like.
With their aggressively loud guitars and oesophagus-destroying vocals, the band is sure to leave excited fans sweaty, slightly disoriented and begging for more.
Hailing from Brisbane, Former Angels are here to remind fans of the glory days of rock and roll.
Forming in 2015 under the mission statement “play it loud, play it hard and have as much fun as possible”, Former Angels quickly became a band that had to be seen to be understood.
Their raucous live presence takes inspiration from the greats of heavy rock, including AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Aerosmith, and their shows have taken them across the east coast, playing support for Lagerstein, The Art and Darkc3ll, and even scoring them a headline spot at the inaugural Desert Dog Festival in 2017.
Former Angels’ latest release, their five-track debut EP Bones, came to life in a studio in Brisbane earlier this year. Helmed by engineer Brock Weston (BUGS, Pro Vita), the sessions were recorded live and with minimal overdubs, in the true spirit of the classics the band are inspired by.
There Ain’t No Medicine, the first single from the Bones EP, deviates slightly from Former Angels’ standard sound. The five-and-a-half-minute track features clean guitars, droning organs and guest backing vocals from Rangi White, combined with the band’s signature twin guitar harmonies, mammoth tones and a strong and omnipresent rhythm section.
While Former Angels have no gigs in the foreseeable future, keep an eye on the band via their Facebook page to see if any events pop up soon.