THE HARDEST ROCK BLENDED WITH THE SMOOTHEST INGREDIENTS
WE PLAY HARD BUT WEAR OUR HEARTS ON OUR SLEEVE
Black Fuel is a three-piece Melbourne band that refuses to leave the powder dry as they proudly unleash their debut album, Oblivienne, to the public. Anyone who has witnessed their adrenalin-charged live shows knows damn well the trio – Chris Ball (guitar/lead vocals), David Geraghty (drums), John Coupe (bass/backing vocals) – leave nothing in the tank. That’s why their gigs continue to swell with numbers as venue owners double-check their property’s foundations after Black Fuel continually deliver on their promise to leave the punters pumped in dishing up one wall-rattling performance after another. Now that energy has been rechanneled and refined in the recording studio with Oblivienne, 14 tracks that blend a unique brand of hard rock with splashes of punk rock and funk, yet the lads can just as easily take their foot off the gas with a more gentler approach that comprises lush, harmony-laden ballads featuring acoustic guitars and strings. In simple terms, when it comes to Black Fuel’s music there’s never a dull moment. The band has created a diverse soundscape which keeps the listener engaged and guessing what's around the corner as each track unfolds. With big guitar riffs and solos, powerful vocals, thunderous drums and thumping bass, Oblivienne stamps Black Fuel well and truly on Australia's rock map. For want of comparison, the trio is inspired by the inventiveness and guitar wizardry of Metallica, the catchy choruses and smooth harmonies of the Beatles, and the hard-hitting rhythms of the Foo Fighters. The band has laid the foundations from many of their rock influences of the past and fused them with new flavours and a fresh sound. You wanted something bold and different, but also vaguely familiar sounding? Then there is a good chance Oblivienne could well be what you have been searching for. Black Fuel plays hard, but they also wear their hearts on their sleeve. Get ready to rock.