Band of Frequencies

Band of Frequencies

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Band of Frequencies set moments alight. Their chemistry and musicianship, forged over a more than a decade of playing together, brings a resounding 'Yes' into any space they create music. Well crafted songs provide the kindling and wood for the spark of the heart and soul. Let the sound fire burn.

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BAND OF FREQUENCIES
- Winner of the QMA Blues / Roots Award 2012

Sending out sound waves in arcing lines to peel along the shorelines of your mind.

Progressive surf roots rockers Band of Frequencies have played all over the world with the likes of Donovan Frankenreiter, John Butler, Angus Stone and Ash Grunwald; as well as some of the world’s most amazing festivals and events, among them the Billabong 'Banzai' Pipe Masters, Hawaii; North Shore Surf Film Festival, Hawaii; Surf & Sound Tour, Japan. Not to mention some of Australia’s premier festivals: Splendour in the Grass, Mullum Music Festival and Woodford Folk Festival.

True believers in sounds beyond boundaries, Band of Frequencies draw their influences from a vast spectrum of roots, rock, electronic and psychedelic styles. Their signature blend comes from years of live experimentation, constantly pushing their influences into the creative fires to see what melts, what explodes and what merges. They have now successfully forged a bond of sonic elements that represents their coastal roots and strikes a chord in the hearts of passionate music lovers around the globe. It's this quality that has lead to invitations to grace the stages of diverse festivals, at home and abroad, and to record soundtracks to several internationally released surf films.

The name Band of Frequencies refers to the concept that each person vibrates at a certain frequency with the lowest being fear and hate and the highest being love and compassion. "Like radio and TV stations, we also broadcast our particular band of frequencies at any given moment. We are just a Band of Freq's doing our thing to raise the collective frequency through sound" explains lead singer/songwriter Shannon Sol Carroll.

Band of Frequencies 2012 album release ‘Rise like the Sun’ is a potent and honest collection of songs that speak volumes about their intriguing journey. Shannon Sol Carroll says “This album represents an evolution towards truth and a documentation of all the stages along the way. From devastating heartbreak, through escapism and self-protection into letting go, facing fears, stepping up and truly loving whole-heartedly; this album is the most raw and complete reflection of life’s experiences I have ever written by far.”

Set for release on October 8th, Rise like the Sun features the award winning single ‘Golden’ which was voted best Blues/Roots song at the QLD Music Awards 2012. The winning track ‘Golden’ depicts a unique glimpse into the quintessential Sunny Coast lifestyle. Written whilst out in the surf as the sun sets through the golden haze from the sugar cane fires on a clear winter afternoon, this coastal roots classic glowingly reflects on maintaining an attitude of gratitude. Through sharing a poignant watery reprieve from the hustle and bustle, 'Golden' subtly reminds us to appreciate every passing moment, to enjoy the gloriousness of our natural environment, to let go of life’s complexities and simply go with the flow.

See Band Of Frequencies gracing a stage near you as they deliver their signature blend of progressive roots/rock across the east coast of Australia through September, October & November…

"There are plenty of accomplished musicians out there. But only a few manage to attain a state where they become a finely tuned antennae to swirling cosmic forces, channeling unseen spiritual energies and transforming a live music performance into a transcendental experience. I know, I’m gushing, but I just happen to believe Band of Frequencies and their other-worldly frontman are that good. Catch them if you can" - Tim Baker. Author and writer for Surfing World Magazine

THE BAND :

SHANNON SOL CARROLL - Vocals/Guitars
OJ 'The Juice' NEWCOMB - Basses/Bv
MARK HENMAN - Drums/Bv
ANDREW 'Mouse' SZUMOWSKI - Keys/Bv

Guests:
Dave Rastovich - Melodic Percussion
Terepai Richmond (D.I.G, The Whitlems) - Drums
James Cox - percussion
NIck Aggs (Afro Dizzi Act) - Keys & T. Sax
Dave Atkins (Resin Dogs, Wolfmother) - Drums
Al Hicks (The Strides) - Drums & Percussion
Quentin [QT] - Sound Engineer

Band of Frequencies first International release was the soundtrack to “Under the Sun”, a film by Californian filmmaker Cyrus Sutton. The double album also features a collaboration with multi instrumentalist/producer Shawn Lee and has been released through Californian label Ubiquity Records.

'Sol Train' was the bands independent debut release and has received glowing reviews at home and abroad in both the surf and music press. One of the albums highlights is a collaboration with Ash Grunwald and Terepai Richmond performing a cover of "Who knows" by Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsies.

Quotes:

*"The Band of Frequencies collective is made up of members from Afro Dizzi Act and surfer Dave Rastovich. Their tracks are immediately recognizable, since they play a party-centric meld of psychedelic guitar rock, hard, funky neo-soul, and blues. C

Lyrics

Free Again

Written By: Shannon Sol Carroll

Free Again (Full Length Version)

S. S. R. Carroll.
V1
Every day that’s ticking over, I’m another day older,
Feel the weight, feel the burden Bearing down on my shoulders,
I’m living the life, (you told me) I’m living the dream, (you sold me)
So why does my soul Just want to scream, (set me free)

Chorus: Yeah I wonder if I’ve lost my mind,
Wonder if I’ve wasted my time,
Then I re awake, realise what it takes,
To be free again
V2
Now I burn all these illusions, Break free from these chains,
‘Gonna climb atop the carriage, And take hold of the reins
I take a leap of faith Yeah I the leap of trust
‘Cause it’s not a matter of if, just when For I know I must, must be free

Chorus:

I pick myself up dust myself off
I’ve ridden the peaks Hit the bottom of troughs
Ruff and tumble some days I stumble
Get back on my feet Now I’m ready to rumble
Always respectful Always humble
Just chipping away Till my obstacles crumble
Living my life Yeah living my dreams
As the ocean is home to all running streams

I’m Free Again, I’m free again, I’m free again, I’m free again.

Free Again. Quiet my mind
Free Again. Follow the signs
Free Again. Choose my line,
Free Again. Living in the Sunshine

I’m free again (repeat out.)

All I've Found

Written By: Shannon Sol Carroll

All I’ve found

"All I've found is written in collaboration with George Greenough, one of surfings greatest pioneers & innovators. It was inspired by his footage from the late 60's and lyrically it is adapted from one of my favourite quotes of his. 'If you don't go, you will never know.'" Shannon Sol Carroll

I’m on the road I’m on the move
Nothing to gain, nothing to lose
If I don’t go now I’ll never know

Wind in my hair ease my mind
Leave my troubles way behind
If I don’t go now I’ll never know

All I’ve found
I’ve found through pushing on
Rise again and move beyond
And this journey never ends.

Spinning wheels, spinning tunes
Bring me life. Bring me truth
If I don’t go now I’ll never know

Nothing is gonna hold me back
Freedom calls me off the beaten track
If I don’t go now I’ll never know

All I’ve found
I’ve found through pushing on
Rise again and move beyond
For this journey never ends.

We’re onward bound
Yeah we’re bound to evolve
As these wheels do revolve
Will you ride with me my friend
Ride on. Ride on.

Oh this journey never ends
Will you ride with me my friend
Who knows what’s around the next bend?

Wanderlust

Written By: Shannon Sol Carroll

Wanderlust

I thought about you only yesterday
The time that we shared seems so far away
I still hear you asking me to stay
But home is where the heart is

I thought we were one but I was one of three
Sailing on a river in Egypt to the sea
So I jumped ship and now I’m feelin’ free

So another one bites the dust
Another ship turns to rust
Another love boom to bust

I’ll find a love that feels like home
A love that I can call home

I still get your phone calls now and then
All ‘How’s life…’ & ‘Remember when..’
I hear your stories about other men
And how we’re getting older

Life can change in a heart beat
We never know who we’re going to meet
Love cats always land on their feet

Another one bites the dust
Another ship turns to rust
Another love boom to bust

I’ll find a love that feels like home
A love that I can call home
I’ll find a love that I can call home
A love that feels like home

And now with wanderlust keeping me enthralled
I'm wondering about the next port of call
Maybe Spain, maybe Portugal
I'll find a love that feels like home

Golden

Written By: Shannon Sol Carroll

Golden

A piece of sugarcane ash sticks to my skin
As another piece falls into the ocean
Black ribbons fall twisting from a sweet golden cloud
As the sun now be setting through it well I find myself thinking aloud

These days are golden. These amazing moments just keep unfolding.
Well these days are golden, golden, golden. Let go of all I’m holding onto.

Yeah well I caught my reflection in a rock pool at low tide.
Just like the fish in there, well, nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide.
I lay in the stillness. I just drift and glide.
I’m feeling good things are coming and I just got to wait
And swim away with the rising tide.

These days are golden, golden, golden.
I let go of all I’m holding onto.
Yeah these days are golden, golden, golden.
These amazing moments just keep unfolding. Let them flow.

Yessah well moment to moment now I flow on to the next.
Well life is so simple please don’t make it complex
I fill my half full glass with a new context
Now it’s overflowing now with a meniscus convex.
Poetic licensees yes we rhyme with ease,
Opening doors of perception ‘cause you know we got the keys universal
In the moment no rehearsal these thoughts on the airwaves like seed dispersal.
Fly, fly on. Fly on. Fly, fly on. Fly on.

These days are golden, golden, golden.
I just let go of all I’m holding onto. Yeah hey.
Well these days are golden, golden, golden.
These amazing moments just keep unfolding.

Discography

Rise Like the Sun - Album (Oct 8 2012)
‘Rise like the Sun’ is a potent and honest collection of songs that speak volumes about their intriguing journey. Shannon Sol Carroll says “This album represents an evolution towards truth and a documentation of all the stages along the way. From devastating heartbreak, through escapism and self-protection into letting go, facing fears, stepping up and truly loving whole-heartedly; this album is the most raw and complete reflection of life’s experiences I have ever written by far.”

All I've Found - SIngle/EP: (2011)
All I've found is a song written to 60's footage by one of surfings greatest pioneers & innovators George Greenough. Living in the moment. "If i don't go now, I will never know."

Free Again - Single : (2011)
Featuring the song Freedom. A dedication to the the Woodstock Music Festival 1969 & the performance of Richie Havens.

Sol Train: (2006)
Three tracks received airplay on Triple J, Triple R, ABC Radio National and many community radio stations.

Under the Sun: (2008)
Released through Ubiquity Records, California, USA
Received airplay in the US.

Life Like Liquid Sound track: (2006)
Received Airplay on Triple J and community radio stations nationwide.