Soft Power transfixes audiences with their post-rock jazz grooves and meditative improvisations. Music for the head and the heart, the internal becomes an accessible place in the hands of Soft Power, their technical control on show but never too apparent, preferring to hypnotize rather than to startle – demonstrating a maturity beyond their collective years.
“Easy Listening, the sprawling new album from Melbourne three-piece Soft Power, melds jazz, prog-rock, and psych to deliver something truly mesmerizing”. – HAPPY MAG 2018
In 2018 they completed a successful 7 date east-coast tour in July-August with highlights including a tour launch at The Toff in Town in Melbourne and an album launch at Golden Age Cinema & Bar in Sydney. They also toured Tasmania in October with a headline performance at MONA – Museum of Old and New Art.
Since forming in 2016 by guitarist and composer Matthew Roche – Soft Power have recorded and released two albums A Breath Is Like a Swinging Door (Independent 2017) and Easy Listening (Newmarket Music 2018) both to critical acclaim.
Recorded by Myles Mumford at Rolling Stock Recording Rooms and mastered by Adam Dempsey at Jack The Bear’s Deluxe Mastering, their latest album –aptly titled Easy Listening is an improvised soundtrack to transcend the minutiae of daily life. With just seven songs we arrive at a broad yet idiosyncratic terrain, bittersweet guitar melodies, slow moving harmonic landscapes, and a meditative live show all showcasing the rich camaraderie between members Matthew Roche (guitar), Oscar Neyland (double bass) and Chris Cameron (drums).
Photo by Rhea Caldwell (2018)
SOFT POWER ‘EASY LISTENING’ TOUR AUGUST 2018:
Fri 20/7. Wesley Anne – Melbourne, Northcote 6pm
Fri 3/8. Wesley Anne – Melbourne, Northcote 6pm
Fri 10/8. The Edinburgh Castle – Melbourne, Brunswick 6pm
Tues 14/8. The Toff in Town – Melbourne, CBD 10pm
Fri 17/8. Halfback Books & Records – Sydney, Dee Why 7pm
Sat 18/8. Golden Age Cinema & Bar – Sydney, Surrey Hills 10pm
Sunday 19/8. Gasoline Pony – Sydney, Marrickville 3pm
- Best Foot Forward (8:24)
- Getting Out of the Way of Yourself (5:39)
- Go Slow (4:55)
- It’s Cool To Be Kind (6:56)
- Mind is a Pyre (8:05)
- Not Yet (8:37)
- The Path of Glaciers (6:33)
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