– Alan Cross; Music Director at Corus Entertainment – 102.1 The Edge
Musically, an eighties ignited sphere of driving electronics, thick, grimace-inducing bass lines and soaring, dissonant guitar lines that would speak to the Pixies in their Bossanova years. Lyrically, the songs are an ode to youthful exuberance, sex, burning cities, ghosts and relationships past. Vocal leads casually pushing through like Edwynn Collins when he found his crooner meets punk rocker footing in Orange Juice. When all these sonic aspects combine in the melting pot we get…
With the release of their self-titled album, Burlington’s Beautiful Nothing amassed significant college radio and video airplay across Canada. Videos for the songs “Come Color Me” and “Highway To The Sky” received rotation on both Aux TV and MuchLoud and their live shows had them sharing stages with names like The Trews, Monster Truck, The Arkells, and Finger Eleven.
Riding the momentum of their debut, without missing a beat the band has released the follow-up to their debut entitled Sleep Walk, an “indie electro-rock stream of consciousness,” as the band thoughtfully describes it.
“It’s all about separating yourself from unnecessary stresses and understanding that these things are only real in our minds. That’s what’s so great about sleepin. You never really have to face these stresses directly but they all get sorted on a subconscious level,” ponders Anthony Ludgate, the band’s lead vocalist regarding the premise behind the band’s recently released album “Sleep Walk”.
Along with Anthony are his two brothers Luke and Shane Ludgate and childhood friends Sven Petrovic and James Featherstone.
Music has been part of the Beautiful Nothing’s lives from the beginning as they grew up in homes surrounded by musicians and their wares.
“Our parents have been playing music for decades, so there were always a lot of acoustic guitars around the house and lots of people playing music. Seeing as how much music there was surrounding us growing up it seemed only natural that we got into it as well.”
From there the band discovered artists like Radiohead, 1980s music like The Cure and Depeche Mode and other artists like the Killers, Cage the Elephant and Kings of Leon.
The only way to truly experience Beautiful Nothing, however, is at their live show.
“The stage is where we really leave it all behind. It’s a therapeutic process for us and without it we’d all be insane.”
With plenty of live shows, cinematic music videos and an album release that could be the soundtrack to a science fiction teenage novel from 1984, 2017 is looking to be the perfect time for Beautiful Nothing to exponentially grow their blossoming cult following.
|April 22, 2017 9:00 pm||CMW Showcase|