Thursday 29 February 2024

Desert Rock Stalwarts Full Tone Generator unleash new record ‘Refuge of Sinners’ And Announce Australian Tour With BRANT BJORK

Artwork credit - Christos Athanasias

After releasing first taste ‘Juan Carlos’ back in June, Melbourne-based desert and stoner rock outfit Full Tone Generator are now gearing up for the release of their second album ‘Refuge of Sinners’.

While indebted to key influences such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, KYUSS, and Melvins, over the course of their life the band has carved out a unique sound that traverses and fuses elements of stoner, sludge, desert, psychedelic and hard rock to create something all their own. And no more has that been true than on this collection of songs, which sees the four-piece produce some of the most well-written and well-executed songs of their career.

Longer tracks such as ‘Find Out’ and ‘Dark Eyes’ showcase the band’s ability to craft more complex, evolutionary journeys while shorter songs ‘Take Me’ and ‘Yeah Hey’ offer counterbalancing sonic bursts of energy.

All together, these songs create a vast and varied desert landscape of sounds and textures complete with dense, unrelenting guitars, pummelling drums, propulsive bass and guttural vocals.

The band initially formed as a recording project when Brant Bjork (KYUSS, Fu Manchu) agreed to do some writing and recording with Andy Fernando (singer & vocalist) in 2018. The writing and recording that took place would turn out to be Full Tone Generator’s debut album

‘Valley of the Universe’. After putting a full live band together to play the songs live, the band hit the road and continued to release new music; including releasing a double A-side with Nick Oliveri (KYUSS, Queens of the Stone Age), playing Ripple Fest in Austin, Texas, playing alongside Eagles of Death Metal and The Sword, and playing their own headline tour throughout the States.

The album was recorded at the legendary Rancho De La Luna at Joshua Tree, California. It was self-produced along with Dave Catching (Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal), with mixing and mastering undertaken by Andy Fernando.

The band will hit the road in late March for a national tour supporting Brant Bjork. And with a European tour lined up for November, the band have a huge year ahead.

The hazy and heavy psychedelic sounds of the Desert haven’t sounded as good as this for a very long time. - Outlaws of the Sun

The raw vocals and desert punk soundtrack grab you and don’t let go, and you find yourself going back again to get the hit of adrenaline that this raw, uncompromising desert punk rock assault delivers. - The Punk Site

Full Tone Generator have honed their craft down to a fine art. - Hot Metal Mag

Full Tone Generator is:

Andy Fernando (guitar & vocals)
Brad Young (Guitar)
Ben Hall (bass)
Matty David (drums).

Full Tone Generator online - Instagram | Facebook | Bandcamp | Spotify

Thanks to Wild Gift PR for all of the info.

Album out 8th March through Golden Robot and Iron Head Records on DD/Vinyl Formats.