Balloons Kill Babies @ The Zoo Review

  • Written by  Rellish Chick
  • Friday, 17 March 2017 12:33
Published in Music  
Balloons Kill Babies @ The Zoo Review Image © William France Photography
Brisbane's music scene has a prodigal three-piece in its midst.

Back on the scene after a change in line-up, Balloons Kill Babies are killing it (pun totally intended) with their compositional innovation. Attending their first live gig (4 March) with new drummer on the skins, it was clear from the intro track, this is atmospheric prog-rock with sophistication.

Their songwriting is limitless, creating a new soundscape in the genre that will be rivalled and quickly sought after. With classical influences and the character ebbs and flows, any prog lovers will quickly become a fan.

The embryo of Balloons Kill Babies has grown into infancy with a healthy inclusion of convergent riffs and sonic excellence that transports listeners to an alternate reality. Compositions are unique and dynamic with a depth and refinement that is a little left of the norm. Earlier releases played on the night have created traction in the local scene.

Now they are back on stage, you can bet they will develop a cult following in no time. Rumour has it the boys have been working with on a new EP with Govinda Doyle. Doyle has worked with world-famous international producers and revered Australian musicians including Dead Letter Circus, Three Tonne deep and Angus & Julia Stone.

If you enjoy the likes of sleepmakeswaves or other local lads Hashshashin, then you will be more than stoked with Balloons Kill Babies diverse instrumentation and dreamlike melodies.

They put on a seriously solid live show that is trance-like at times, taking the audience to atmospheric, prog-rock heaven.


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