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Sacred Shrines are signed to Californian label Rebel Waves Records at the end of 2017 and since then have been working tirelessly on tracks for their sophomore LP ‘Enter The Woods’. The band are no strangers to the sometimes precarious path of the independent artist, with the constant pressures of moving forward as a group resulting in an evolving line-up since the release of the first LP. Adding in a global pandemic to the mix, the band took longer than anticipated to finish their 2nd album, but this time of reflection, regrouping and adversity had a significant part in shaping ‘Enter The Woods’.

“The first part of ‘Trail To Find’ that came to me was the opening guitar riff which you can hear on the electric 12 string. From that point, the various sections came one by one and when I had decided on the final melody, this usually leads to an impression or direction for the lyrics. To me, this song tells the story of the abandonment that happens at the end of a relationship and how weird it can be that two people can share their lives so closely, but then go their separate ways as strangers – as if they never knew each other.”

If their first album was a sort of statement of arriving, like an alien spacecraft crash-landing on an undiscovered planet – ‘Enter The Woods’ is a tale of losing your way and the time spent in the wilderness without a map to guide you. The album was recorded at various studios around Brisbane and was mixed by a carefully curated list of engineers from across the globe, chosen specifically with particular tracks in mind. The list includes familiar names like Michael Badger and Donovan Miller (Forevr), but also some new faces – James Aparicio (Spiritualized, Grinderman) and local talent Dan James and Matt Weatherall.

The album’s themes cover a gamut of human emotion – mental illness, loss, betrayal, isolation, failure and self-belief to name a few and is another heady collection of cosmic sounds and diverse songwriting that further propels the band towards the far-out reaches of their own musical landscape.

Sacred Shrines’ new album, ‘Enter The Woods’ releases April 23rd on Rebel Waves Records 

This Brisbane-based group taps into the mystic energies of both ‘60s flower power and the 1980s days of wine and roses. Their organ has a nasty bite, their guitars leak fuel all over the place, the drums soundtrack a “youth in revolt” movie. With disaffected alternative vocals moaning lines like “listen up, disengage, fade away” over wah-wah pedals and sitar, it’s not hard to figure out what shrines they worship at. Still, on Trail to Find, they mix together the mysterious and the upbeat with unfettered verve.

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Australia’s psych/garage cult quintet Sacred Shrines will release its debut album, “Come Down from the Mountain” on November 17th via Rogue Wave Records. The Brisbane-based group delivers juicy psychedelic and garage-inspired tunes with fuzzy guitars and driving rhythms wrapped in gorgeous reverb and a rare authenticity

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‘Collisions’ is one of the earlier tracks we worked on when we formed the band and I think it’s a good example of the more garage end of where our sound sits. The song is about that moment where you find yourself at the edge of making an important decision and the feeling you get when you’re standing at the precipice before you push the button. This track was mixed by Michael Badger from The Demon Parade and he definitely nailed the sound we were shooting for. The exploding backwards guitar solo does it for me every time.”

This Australian band based in Brisbane taps into the mystic energies of both ‘60s flower power and the 1980s days of wine and roses. Their organ has a nasty bite, their guitars leak fuel all over the place, the drums soundtrack a “youth in revolt” movie. With disaffected alternative vocals moaning lines like “listen up, disengage, fade away” over wah-wah pedals and sitar, it’s not hard to figure out what shrines they worship at. Still, on Trail to Find, they mix together the mysterious and the upbeat with unfettered verve.

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