15 September 2017
Caligula’s Horse : 'In Contact' out now; 'Songs for No One' video launched
Caligula’s Horse :   'In Contact' out now; 'Songs for No One' video launched
Caligula's Horse, a band at the forefront of Australia's progressive rock scene, release their much-anticipated new album 'In Contact'. To celebrate the album's release, the band have launched a stunning new video for recent single 'Songs for No One' which you can see here:
https://youtu.be/P2Wgxj5-q98

Guitarist and director of photography/editor Adrian Goleby comments: "Songs for No One is by far the most complex and ambitious music video I've attempted for Caligula's Horse - and also for myself. I've worked alongside all of the guys for years now and the creative trust involved is what pushes all of us to find and conquer the next bastion of artistic development. We're also at a stage where we can come in and make these sorts of videos with confidence in making something distinct and memorable, as well as exciting for any audience.

Working with (Director) Daniel Grey was also a treat for me. His ability to turn a metaphor into a story is remarkable in its own right. He definitely brought his best to the table, (and then flipped it).

I hope everyone that watches this is able to connect with the joy that we bring into Caligula's Horse, as well as the heart thumping excitement that I can't help but feel when I play it."


The video was directed by Daniel Grey and he comments: "Songs For No One is about embracing quiet passions; overcoming fear, depression and self destructive thoughts through the mindful cultivation of small things. The video speaks to those themes, and shows that any creative endeavour - even one only for yourself - is enough to keep the world turning."

'In Contact' is available now on CD & 2LP + CD (including exclusive coloured versions) here:
http://smarturl.it/CaligulasHorseIC

"a finely tuned inventive effort that bristles with crystal-sharp clarity" - Metal Hammer

"Those who may have despaired that progressive metal had succumbed to regression will find solace in this, the band's finest album to date." - Prog Magazine

"In Contact is a masterpiece...a work of unimaginable beauty." - The Music

The band recently released a video for the album's first single 'Will's Song (Let the Colours Run), watch that here:
https://youtu.be/lYWD1abgKI8

The band recently sat down at the InsideOutMusic offices in London and talked about the album track-by-track, watch the first part here:
https://youtu.be/c_EbNkcOR5k

As with the band's acclaimed album 'Bloom' before it, 'In Contact' sees vocalist Jim Grey and lead guitarist Sam Vallen collaborating closely on the music and lyrics. Vallen comments: "In our creative process every idea is scrutinized, deconstructed, and rebuilt in a way that one of us, alone, could never achieve. We're one another's harshest critic, but fortunately we've done this for long enough now that our inspiration draws us in a similar direction - we can finish each other's musical sentences, so to speak. And we're lucky that's the case, since In Contact proved to be a much more ambitious undertaking than anything we'd conceived of in the past."

Vocalist Jim Grey adds: "In Contact has been an enormous proposition - the stories told in this album feel deeply personal, and we've never been more excited to share a new work with the world. The sounds on this album are dark and adventurous - but without losing the bittersweet and joyful sounds we developed in writing Bloom."

As with the band's second album 'The Tide, the Thief & River's End', the band decided to hang a concept around the entire record, taking it in a direction that would end up being the opposite of its predecessor. "We decided to create a concept album, but one that came from a more personal place: one that would facilitate our creative needs wherever the journey took us" Vallen continues. "The broader concept is based around the nature of art - of what it is that sparks creativity and inspiration, a celebration of what connects us as human beings, the shared space across our many differences."

Taking in four separate chapters, each one is dedicated to an individual and their own personal journey and how they express themselves through art. "Each of these artists are reaching for something more in their lives, and while disconnected entirely from one another, they are united by that reach: for a better life, but also for something intangible."

Written between late 2016 and May 2017, the album went through a rapid production/mixing/mastering process encompassing five weeks between May and June. The music felt fresh and the ideas were captured at the peak of their vitality. The music on 'In Contact' stretched all of the bands abilities, from the frantic speed and complexity of 'Will's Song (Let the Colours Run)' to the immense scope and variety of the 16-minute album closer, 'Graves'. This is Caligula's Horse at their most ambitious and progressive.

The full track-listing is as follows:
1. Dream the Dead
2. Will's Song (Let the Colours Run)
3. The Hands are the Hardest
4. Love Conquers All
5. Songs for No One
6. Capulet
7. Fill My Heart
8. Inertia and the Weapon of the Wall
9. The Cannon's Mouth
10. Graves

Caligula's Horse will head out on a headline tour of Australia in support of the new album and you can find those dates below:
Thursday September 28 - Jack Rabbit Slim's, Perth
Friday September 29 - Fowler's Live, Adelaide
Saturday September 30 - Max Watt's, Melbourne
Wednesday October 4 - The Basement, Canberra
Thursday October 5 - The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Friday October 6 - The Factory Theatre, Sydney
Saturday October 7 - The Triffid, Brisbane

'Moments From Ephemeral City': https://smarturl.it/CaligulasHorseMFEC
'The Tide, the Thief & River's End' : https://smarturl.it/CaligulasHorseTTTTRE

The band's last album 'Bloom' was released in 2015 and enjoyed much praise for its multi-faceted dynamic and masterful production. It mines influences from heavy rock to jazz and beyond, making it a uniquely enticing sonic entity, and a powerful addition to the high quality canon of progressive alternative rock. It is a unique thrill to watch a band's momentum build so steadily and confidently.

Caligula's Horse are:
Jim Grey - lead vocals
Sam Vallen - lead guitar
Adrian Goleby - guitar
Dave Couper - bass & vocals
Josh Griffin - drums

CALIGULA'S HORSE online:
https://www.facebook.com/caligulashorseband
http://caligulashorse.com
https://twitter.com/CaligulasHorse
https://www.youtube.com/samvallen

INSIDEOUT MUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
Awww.twitter.com/InsideOutUS
www.insideoutmusicshop.com

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