Australian electro pop prog sensation VOYAGER guitarists Simone Dow and Scott Kay have partnered with Guitar World to premiere the play-through for the song “Saccharine Dream.” The song is taken from the band’s 2019 release, ‘Colours in the Sun.’
“‘Saccharine Dream’ has a plethora of different sounds and styles throughout, ranging from the clean intro to the syncopated and string-skipping riffs in the verses, and different lead styles from influences like Per Nilsson and Plini through the solo and bridge,” says Kay.
“It’s a hell of a lot of fun to play, as it’s challenging. It requires different skill sets throughout the song.”In addition to the premiere, VOYAGER bassist Alex Canion penned guest blogs for the March 2020 print issues of Bass Player and Bass Magazine while an interview with drummer Ash Doodkorte can be found in the March 2020 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine. You can see the digital write-up for Modern Drummer HERE.
‘Colours in the Sun’ was released in November of 2019 and landed a coveted #1 placement on the Australian Independent Albums chart! ‘Colours in the Sun’ also debuted at #7 on Independent Label Albums as well as #27 on Official iTunes Australia. You can stream the record at THIS LOCATION.
Destined for longevity and worldwide success, Perth based quintet VOYAGER recently signed their first worldwide recording contract with Season of Mist following the release of their 6th opus Ghost Mile. Ghost Mile saw dedicated fans contribute to the band’s Pledge Music campaign in 2017, reaching the band’s goal in just a little over a week.
If there is one word to describe VOYAGER’s most current form, it is colourful. After years of evolution and amassing worldwide influences that mold the Perth quintet’s unique sound, VOYAGER have truly come into their own in recent years, crafting a path of success both on and off stage. The genre-transfiguring act blend new-romantic and 80’s infused vocals, keytar solos, technical yet melodic fretwork, groovy bass and bombastic drumming efforts. All of which make VOYAGER the pop/prog/power/rock/metal force that they are renowned as today.
Having toured the world a few times over and having shared the stage with names such as DEFTONES, LEPROUS, NIGHTWISH, COHEED and CAMBRIA, as well as headlining a number of festivals including opening the main stage at Download Festival Australia 2019, Voyager are back with a taste of what’s to come. The band’s versatile sound sees them complement a multiplicity of line-ups, and attract the love and attention of a wide demographic of fans!
In a bid to resonate with audiences all around the world, frontman Danny Estrin explains that “Colours in the Sun” is a musical depiction of a personal journey to an adopted country. “We are the colours in the sun” says Voyager, who are celebrating Australia’s vast and varied beauty with their new album.