RAISING RAVENS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM WITH NEW SINGLE ‘DON’T STAY’ + AUSTRALIA & UK/EU TOUR DATES
Sydney’s Raising Ravens have slated the release of their debut album “Leaving With The Halflight” which contains some previous singles along with unreleased tracks including new single “Don’t Stay” on March 31. A slew of tour dates have been announced including shows Australia + UK & Europe with the exciting announcement of two shows at Rebellion Punk Festival in England. [Dates below]
The Official Music Video for “Don’t Stay” was created by US based motion designer Wayne Joyner (LA Guns, Devin Townsend, Dream Theater), and will premiere on HysteriaMag.com ahead of the release. Album cover art by Corrie Ancone.
RAISING RAVENS – LEAVING WITH THE HALFLIGHT album + DON’T STAY single out March 31
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Raising Ravens was conceived by Australian artist, Jess Finlayson in 2020 and grew into a musical nebula over the following years of mayhem and chaos.
The album was recorded over a 3-year period of time, dodging lockdowns and all manner of storms, embracing the ambiguous nature of the dark and light aspects of life and rock and roll. Including contributions from some of Jess’s favourite musical comrades, Raising Ravens has become more of a collective than one singular entity and continues to evolve. Choosing to remain completely independent, Jess created her own label, Interloper Records in 2021 with all Raising Ravens releases being launched from a platform owned and run by the artist.
A hard-hitting rock-based project, Raising Ravens focuses on topics that tend to be swept under the carpet or ignored and touches on subjects relating to worldwide and personally experienced abuses of power and the effects those abuses have on those who are at its mercy. Working alongside long-standing friend and producer, Lachlan Mitchell, Raising Ravens have managed to pull together a vast body of eclectic work with both national and international tours on the immediate horizon. There may even be an album number two in the works.
TOUR DATES – AUS / UK / EU
MARCH 31 – RYAN’S HOTEL, THIRROUL AUS w/Morgana & Dead Creak
APRIL 15 – MARRICKVILLE BOWLING CLUB, SYDNEY AUS w/Gaia Rising & Downgirl
APRIL 29 – WHOLE LOTTA LOVE, MELBOURNE AUS w/Acid Ash, HZED & Howling Mountain
MAY 5 – PLATFORM 5*, BRISBANE AUS *Jess Finlayson SOLO SHOW
MAY 6 – GREASER, BRISBANE AUS w/Burnt Trash & Kathleen Turner Overdrive
MAY 13 – HAMILTON STATION HOTEL, NEWCASTLE AUS w/Sand Viper & Laura Panic
JULY 6 – BANNERMANS BAR, EDINBURGH UK
JULY 13 – THE SPINNING TOP, STOCKPORT UK
JULY 14 – THE PIPELINE, BRIGHTON UK
JULY 15 – THE BIRDS NEST, LONDON UK
JULY 20 – RIFF, BUDAPEST HU
JULY 21 – WILD AT HEART, BERLIN DE
JULY 28 – AMSTERDAM NL
JULY 29 – HAARLEM, NL
AUGUST 2 to 6 – REBELLION FESTIVAL, BLACKPOOL UK
Full band show + Jess Finlayson solo show.
“From Nitocris to the fabulous Fyreflies (as well as and plenty of other vehicles), Jess Finlayson has certainly made an indelible mark on the Sydney Rock scene, so I was really interested to catch her new band Raising Ravens. Careful What You Wish For is a great opener with its driving riff, followed by I Don’t Look Good on Paper and In My Room the manning is warming up nicely.
New single Vexed, (which they gleefully recount shooting in the Parramatta Jail) is a highlight! The Bands sound is Jess’s signature hard hitting Rock / Punk given a new lick of paint, Bass Player Tara Doyle’s vocals also add much to the sound. It’s a trap is another standout song, while the set ends on another a high note with Evil On Calls marching beat & huge chorus. Raising Ravens might well be the best thing that Jess has done yet, I highly recommend that you check ‘em out”.
METAL ROOS LIVE REVIEW – NOVEMBER 2022
- Evil On Call
- It’s A Trap
- At The Mercy Of The Sky
- Don’t Stay
- In My Room
- Take My Name Out
- Live By Your Own Light
Raising Ravens – Don’t Stay 31st March 23
Raising Ravens – Vexed
Raising Ravens At The Mercy Of The Sky
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