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Local Authority - Oil Rigs

Local Authority - Oil Rigs
Local Authority is the brainchild of Brisbane's Jacque McGill. Aided in the studio by Dan Sparks (drums) and Erica Sunnex (backing vocals). 'Oil Rigs' was recorded by Brock Weston at Bedlam Studios. On stage, Local Authority are Jacque McGill (vocals, bass), Rhos Pridham (guitar) and Lachlan Andrews (drums).

'Oil Rigs' is the sophomore single from Local Authority’s upcoming album, and in itself encompasses the light at the end of a very dark tunnel. With a claustrophobic cold wave style mixed with delicate dream pop sensibilities, the track finds its home in the hearts of 80’s worshipping romantics as well as with modern shoegaze fanatics. In homage to inspirational acts such as Slowdive and The Cure, the perfect blanket of blissful ambience was achieved by recording guitar through a mountain of vintage amplifiers and effects simultaneously through 13 different microphones placed meticulously around the room, capturing the physical movement and oftentimes overlooked spaces that lay in between.

About this track...

'Oil Rigs' casts visions of hazy sunsets on rugged coastlines with its cacophonous layers of guitar, all while the enormous choir like vocals hover barely above the track like an ancient chant, implying something more menacing. A brooding pop song structure underpinned with a driving forward momentum and dream-like chorus, 'Oil Rigs' only gets more rewarding the deeper you dive.

Number Of People In Act 3 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In QLD
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Brisbane
Taken From The Release Titled Oil Rigs
Copyright Holder's Name Jacque McGill
Publisher Valley Heat Records
Media Servicing Date 2019-04-29
Main Genre Rock
Genre 2 Atmospheric
Genre 3 Psychedelic
Genre 4 Goth
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Content Provider Valley Heat Records