Championed as “young Aussie rockers who are gunning for new ground” by Alternative Press, Closure In Moscow, a five-piece from down under, is indeed looking to widen its fan base with its catchy, yet melodic, brand of progressive, avant-garde rock. The band’s debut EP The Penance & The Patience (which was originally released in Australia on Taperjean Records and debuted at No. 13 on the Australian Independent Album Charts) will be available as a digital-only release in the U.S. starting August 5 via Science Records.
Having taken on odd jobs to self-finance their EP, or albumette as they say in Australia, the band members (vocalist Chris De Cinque, guitarists Manny Zennelli and Michael Barrett, bassist Brad Kimber and drummer Beau) even sold their cars to fly out producer Kris Crummett (Kaddisfly, Dance Gavin Dance) to their hometown of Melbourne to record.
Reminiscent of The Mars Volta, Circa Survive, and Chiodos, Closure in Moscow has more in common with complex, seasoned bands like Rush and Tool than they do with fellow Aussie rockers AC/DC; pretty impressive for a band whose average age is 21.
Currently selling out shows all over Australia and touring with the likes of Coheed and Cambria, the band will head Stateside in September to begin writing songs for their upcoming full-length release which should be out late ‘08/early ‘09. A fall U.S. tour from September through November is in the works right now.
Check out the band’s video for “We Want Guarantees, Not Hunger Pains” at www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpu9s6aafws