Melbourne’s Electric Mary have released a killer new video for the track Woman, taking from their upcoming fourth album tentatively titled Better Days Are Coming.
The band have signed with Melbourne rock label Dinner For Wolves who will release the album in March of 2018.
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Electric Mary vocalist Rusty Brown says of the video ‘Iit was an Epic day starting around 4.30am .. it ended with Spyder sitting on the side of the road while everyone drove off into the sunset .. this is the first single from the new Album .. The song is Woman .. the clip was colored by Mother Nature and the wheels of rock”n’roll still turn.”
Woman will be released as a single on Thursday, November 9 a day before they head out on tour with The Baby Animals.
Electric Mary continually SELL OUT shows in London, Paris and Spain, and have fans that include members of Iron Maiden and have been touted as Saving Rock N Roll in New York City.
The band, known to their fans as “The Mary’s” are revered as one of Australia’s greatest live bands. Better Days Are Coming is being released worldwide in March 2018 and will see them once again head out to tour across the planet.
TOUR DATES – BABY ANIMALS SUPPORT
Friday, November 10: The Triffid, Brisbane
Saturday, November 25: Max Watts, Melbourne
Friday, December 1: The Factory Theatre, Sydney
Pre orders for Woman are available now
ABOUT ELECTRIC MARY
While on writing trip to New York, vocalist & songwriter, Rusty Brown, visited the Jimi Hendrix founded Electric Lady Recording Studios. It was there that the infamous studio manager “Electric Mary Campbell” entered his life .. story after story of the rock history that wandered through the studio’s had Rusty’s head spinning, his direction was clear, and it now had a name “ELECTRIC MARY”.
Since then, Electric Mary have become globally renowned for their explosive brain-bending live performances and at home in Australia are regarded as one of, if not the best live bands in the country. This Melbourne band have held their own while sharing the world’s stages with some of the most revered names in hard rock. Whitesnake took them on the road, Judas Priest asked them to support, Deep Purple had them in stadiums, England, France, Spain and Japan came calling…Kiss, Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Def Leppard all followed and even after 10 years on the road Electric Mary continue to impress rock music fans and media across the planet.
2008’s album, Down To The Bone received rave reviews around the world, including Rock Album Of The Year ahead of releases by Metallica and Queen by the UK’s Birmingham Mail. The band once recorded in an old church in New Jersey with Grammy Award-winning engineer / producer Jason Corsaro (Soungarden’s Superunknown) and their live album Alive in HELL Dorado was recorded over 2 Sold Out nights in The Basque Country in Spain. Mixed in Texas by American Producer The Machine (White Zombie, Clutch and King Crimson) the album is testament to the bands killer live shows and it’s no wonder they already number Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Judas Priest and E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt among their growing number of admirers.
10 years, three studio Albums… a live album … three E.P’s… dozens of American and European tours… broken teeth, broken bones & broken records 2018 will see “The Mary’s” release their 4th studio long player and once again head across the globe to tour their uniquely Australian brand of take no prisoners Rock N Roll.
I have been treated to some amazing venues of late but nothing comes close to the stunning elegance of Hamer Hall. As the nights concert goers made their way down multiple banks of escalators to get to their vantage point for the evenings entertainment, I was feeling quite young with the mature aged punters taking their seats around me.
While it has been a lengthy intermission since Glenn Hughes departed Deep Purple back in 1976 there was a buzz amongst the fans as we waited for the lights to drop. The huge backdrop was based around peace and love and that message was one that was not overlooked during the course of the evening.
As Glenn Hughes and his band took to the stage the crowd erupted with shouts and cheers that many had held back for over 40 years waiting for this moment. Opening with Stormbringer from the 1974 album of the same name Glenn was timeless in his delivery although many years have passed since he sang this same song with Deep Purple. Might Just Take Your life, Sail Away were up next followed by Mistreated and our first guitar solo of the evening. As the band members left the stage guitar virtuoso Jeff Kollman gave us a taste of his shredding skills with a mesmerising solo that lead into You Fool No One.
With the voice of a man many years his junior Glenn dedicated his next song This Time Around to Jon Lord. Accompanied by Australia’s own, Lachy Doley on keyboards, this song was beautifully performed and was a very fitting tribute to the great man. A song that had never been performed live before was Holy Man, I wish I knew why because it was amazing with celestial lighting shining down from above, a diamond in the rough and one of my favourites of the night. Lachy’s solo on the Hammond organ was sensational, his hands a blur as they slapped at the keys with precision, and even a scissor kick or two thrown in for good measure. He is a master of his instrument and as stated by Glenn Hughes himself he is “the greatest living keyboard player in the world”.
Swedish drummer Pontus Engborg treated us to a sensational drum solo, hitting the skins with ferocity and such tremendous talent. The amazing acoustics of Hamer Hall leant themselves to the drums beautifully giving a crisp deep sound that resonated perfectly.
Getting’ Tighter and You Keep On Moving were fantastic editions and Glenn’s trademark vocals faultless through out. Smoke On The Water had everyone rocking in their seats with the familiar riff belted out with vigour and a little treat of Georgia On My Mind.
This was applauded with a standing ovation and hopes of just a few more. Wishes were granted and Highway Star and Burn were the final two of the night. Both equally amazing in there own right, everyone singing along and a few showing us their air guitar skills.
Bows were taken and Glenn expressed his message of peace and love and how music is ‘the healer’, it was such a refreshing statement and one that I agree with wholeheartedly.
Time has not wearied Glenn Hughes, his voice brilliant all night, even while fighting a cold. His bass playing skills effortless, his instrument an extension of his body that merged as one to complete this band of champions. Here’s hoping that it is a little less than forty years before we are treated to another night of amazing live music back on our shores. Until then we can give our records a spin and always be reminded on the awesomeness that is Glenn Hughes and Deep Purple.
Review Contributed by Cassandra Hale