Sound the alarm! Australia’s high-powered dub and dancehall sub-bass vessel are taking the wraps off their much-anticipated debut album Depth of Sound!
Featuring their trademark bass-driven foundations, twin trombone blasts and thunderous synth explosions, Depth of Sound will be available in stores November 9 through Vitamin and online everywhere through SUGARRUSH. The album’s release comes at the tail end of what’s already been a huge year for Dubmarine. Taking in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and the Czech Republic, July saw them complete a massive European festival tour before turning in a pair of unforgettable sets at September’s BIGSOUND conference back on their home turf of Brisbane.
Live, Dubmarine are nothing short of a phenomenon, and earning themselves a must-see reputation the band has secured a devout following the old fashioned way, by picking up fans one gig at a time. To date, in and amongst their own headline shows they’ve carved up the stage at the Woodford Folk Festival, The Dreaming Festival, Parklife, Island Vibe Festival, Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Amsterdam Roots Festival (Netherlands), Mundial Festival (Netherlands), Trier Alstadfest (Germany), Wereldfest (Netherlands), Afro latio Festival (Belguim), AWME (Melbourne), Reggaetown (Cairns)… and more.
On stage, led by the vocal gymnastics of indigenous superstar and Darumbal man D-Kazman, the nine piece create a deep dancehall, reggae, dub based musical pandemonium, producing the sound and fury of electronic music, in all of its hip shaking glory – but on live instruments. And it is this unmistakable live energy that’s been captured and bottled on Depth Of Sound by local collaborator / producer Andrew Stephens. What’s evident is a band growing in strength and confidence, and more than willing to take some creative risks.
First taste from the record – the track ‘Chip’ – has already paved the way for the full album, earning solid support from key radio nationally including Triple R, PBS, 4ZZZ, FBI and RTR. Depth of Sound will be launched with a run of dates up and down the east coast, followed by a string of festival slots including the Woodford Folk Festival, Subsonic (Barrington Tops, near Sydney), and the Oxford Street Party (Rockhampton).