From 1981 – 1989 Assassins honed their skills around the pumping Melbourne pub scene, developing their distinct Rock edge. It was only in 2015 that Craig, Andrew and Eddie’s paths crossed per chance and Assassins sparked a new beginning. Now, having released their debut EP, Alive Again, in July 2017 the band are releasing their new EP Confidence.
The band commenced rehearsing and writing new material drawing from their very different journeys in life. The agenda was always to move forward and not look back as new sounds and life experiences flowed into the Assassins, creating a mature force that recognises the fundamentals of raw Australian rock and can be felt throughout the four tracks of Confidence. Assassins’independent roots remain at the core of their tried and true sound with playing live an absolute life priority.
Assassins’ music has been described as an honest, exuberant, ‘wall of guitar sound’ with a proto-punk rhythm section. The vocals stand on the shoulders of the sound with lyrics that draw from lived experience the ebbs and flows of life.
Lead single, Shout About It, rises with a driving, earthy riff that is not afraid to be heard. A visit to the Berlin Wall left Eddie feeling truly angered and dismayed out that time in history. The lyrics call out the need to expose the fraudulence of dictatorships and oppression that are still in our world today.
It’s with this righteous fervour that Assassins are receiving enthusiastic reviews, both among their grass-roots communities and online. Testing the waters on Soundcloud with Confidence track Time Away saw the song receive close to five thousands listens in just under two months. A praise-worthy feat for a bands’ return thirty years later!
The Assassins The new EP Confidence is about believing in each other and challenging ourselves beyond what we know and do today. The phrase, ‘You’ve gotta either go hard or go home!’ rings true for the band!
For Fans Of: Foo Fighters | Royal Blood | Airbourne
‘Shout About It’ will be in Digital Stores on the 1st of February.
The ‘Confidence’ EP by assassins will be released 15th of February.