RED INK
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RED INK

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF
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May
11
RED INK @ The Hope

Brighton, None, United Kingdom

Brighton, None, United Kingdom

Jan
25
RED INK @ Warrnambool Freeza

None, Victoria, Australia

None, Victoria, Australia

Dec
27
RED INK @ Torquay Hotel

Torquay, Victoria, Australia

Torquay, Victoria, Australia

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Press


'...From the moment I arrived to the very end of their set the vibe was electric and they owned the stage as if playing to a packed stadium!... Creating most of the electricity in the room was lead singer, John Jakubenko with the moves of David Bowie combined with Mick Jagger and the trembling rock legs of Elvis. For anyone who hasn’t seen the moves John pulls out on stage it is infectious and a must see! I was thoroughly amused and enthralled throughout the set.' - Australian Musician Network


'...From the moment I arrived to the very end of their set the vibe was electric and they owned the stage as if playing to a packed stadium!... Creating most of the electricity in the room was lead singer, John Jakubenko with the moves of David Bowie combined with Mick Jagger and the trembling rock legs of Elvis. For anyone who hasn’t seen the moves John pulls out on stage it is infectious and a must see! I was thoroughly amused and enthralled throughout the set.' - Australian Musician Network


'raw, agressive and cathartic pop! a provocative anthem with soul and energy to boot, just a glimpse into the world that is, red ink' - Kimbra


"polished production, deftly layered soundscapes and great playing make Red Ink's music stand out from a crowd of other young Australian bands aspiring to this kind of anthemic rock." - Gotye


Red Ink. Wow. These Melbourne based indie rockers dripped power, and were rawer than freshly beached whale, but they’re still lyrically strong and tight on stage. Acts like Red Ink remind me why Australian independent music is the best in the world. - The AU Review



“The furious energy these guys bring to the stage is startling…an explosion of sound which was sustained through the entire performance…Although aggressively emotive, Red Ink’s music is also particularly narrative…they really know how to tell a story. There is no denying that Red Ink know how to play with a bang.”

Faster louder 24th August 2008.
- faster louder


Charismatic vocalist John Jakubenko said a few quick hellos to then kick off a set that literally swept the crowd up off the Ding Dong dance floor.

With vocals that swoop and soar over steady layers of pop-rock rhythms and spikes of ska-like guitar riffs, Red Ink certainly know how to weave a soundscape that envelops a crowd and leaves them literally buoyant.

Kleptomaniac starts off dark and punchy but then forks off into dreamy interludes, only to pull you back into the same driving pop beat to keep you on the dance floor. Floatier but still packing power-pop punch is the track Audrey, with reggae-like off-beats keeping 80s rock angst-ridden vocals upbeat.

A spot of crowd-surfing broke out towards the end of the set, despite the small size of venue, with the crowd happily keeping the lone surfer afloat as confetti rained down from the stage above. - Faster Louder


Discography


Current single Battlescars has received a bunch of airplay throughout Australia and abroad following it's Feb 2010 release.. Play on Triple J, Syn and many other broadcasters ensured the band a great start to what is looking to be their biggest year yet! Debut single "Audrey" release May 2009. received play on Channel v, Rage, Triple J, pbs, triple r and many other national broadcasts. March 2010 released "Battlescars"

Kleptomanaic EP released independently in 2007.
Next to Me EP released independently in 2008. also received play on a number of the above mentioned stations.

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Bio

Melbourne outfit RED INK have made a true rock star entrance on the local music scene, already having played shows alongside Biffy Clyro (US), Miami Horror and British India (to name a few). They’ve been climbing radio airwaves and tearing roofs from the rafters of venues around the country. Their loud hook-laden rock is hard to ignore.

Singles 'Audrey', ‘Catching a Killer’ - a track mixed by Barney Barnicott (Kasabian, Muse, Lily Allen, Arctic Monkeys) – and 'Battlescars' have each received heavy national airplay and media acclaim (“Acts like Red Ink remind me why Australian independent music is the best in the world.” The AU Review).

A year of constant touring in 2010 has cemented RED INK as ‘the one to watch’. With a killer live show, “watch” is the operative word. RED INK have won over tastemaker crowds at hyped guerrilla performances and festivals including Peats Ridge, Stereosonic, Playground Weekender and Hot BBQ. And word is spreading fast. Love has been rolling in from fans across Eastern Europe, UK and the United States.
The latest single, ‘What My Friends Say’ captures the infectious energy of the band onstage and delivers a maturity and depth in song writing. The lyrics weave a tale of heartache and confusion. Already a hit amongst RED INK’s live audiences, ‘What My Friends Say’ is destined to explode out of radio speakers.

RED INK will spend most of 2011 out on the road, playing headline shows and festivals around the country. They also join the national Rock The Schools tour throughout June and July. Check out www.schoolstouraustralia.com.au for details.

Stay tuned for a stellar debut record later this year through Shock. It will be hard to miss!

As a special gift from the band, ‘What My Friends Say’ is available for a limited time as a FREE download from www.facebook.com/redinkmusic.

'raw, agressive and cathartic pop! a provocative anthem with soul and energy to boot, just a glimpse into the world that is, red ink' - Kimbra

'RED INK. Wow. These Melbourne based rockers dripped power, and were rawer than freshly beached whale, but they’re still lyrically strong and tight on stage. Acts like RED INK remind me why Australian independent music is the best in the world. ' - The AU Review