Weaving together pure pop hooks and intricate rhythms, Halcyon Drive’s debut record Elephant Bones brims with a rare, off-kilter energy. Recorded and Co-Produced with Eskimo Joe’s Joel Quartermaine in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, lead singer Michael Oechsle describes the album as a truly collaborative effort, “a kind of creative ping-pong” between himself and drummer/co-writer Max Pamieta. It’s a record that continually pushes and pulls on the bands roots, exploring new sonic territory on each track. Pooling together a massive range of influences including St Vincent, Beck and Grizzly Bear, for Halcyon Drive this was the album they were due to make. Considered lyricism, no safe choices, and most definitely no clichés.
Carving their own sound through hours of jamming and performing together, Halcyon Drive first started making waves with the release of 2014’s EP Cruel Kids and 2016’s Untethered. This led to attention from Triple J, Unearthed and a NIDA backed film clip. Over the course of 2017 and 2018, Halcyon Drive released 4 new singles from the forthcoming record, toured to sold out headline rooms across Australia, supported The Stereophonics nationally and performed at festivals including Hills are Alive and Festival of the Sun.