MILES TO MIDNIGHT
HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
Sydney based six-piece alt-rock band Miles to Midnight (M2M) has released Walk Away, ahead of their greatly anticipated debut album Out of Time, due out December 3 this year.
The band has an interesting history, bringing very different sounds to the table. Founding members Josh Mason, and Sam Morrell, are also in Indigo Point, another Sydney based rock band. Josh Reck has previously released music as a solo artist, Paul El has performed internationally with a band called The Kordz and has opened for Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) and Rohan Ball is a newcomer to the music scene.’ Walk Away draws on an assortment of musical influences, just one part of the evolving ethos of this emerging Australian outfit. As the band has said about their contemporary hybrid style, ‘We decided that we would view the future as an opportunity to explore new musical styles and create a band that would be able to perform unique, versatile and exciting songs that can be enjoyed by all audiences, and for fans of any genre.’ Walk Away kicks off with a riveting guitar part and thunderous accents but the song quickly settles into a straight driving rock groove, with muted guitar and added synth textures. But when the chorus arrives, the track expands into a wall of sound, cleverly uniting a half time feel with a big chorus hook.
Blending some of the rousing motifs of a stadium foot-stomper with the poignancy of a heartfelt classic, Walk Away is sure to attract across the board support and a legion of new followers. As the band has said about their style, ‘I think we really set out to make something for everyone, and for whatever state of mind the listener might be in. At heart, we’re an alternative rock band, but I really think we’re more than that. We make songs with the hopes that they actually reach and resonate with people.’