''Taking elements from the full rainbow of rock from the 60s to the future and beyond, you’ll find The Beatles sitting alongside Karnivool, and Radiohead in a world where Seattle grunge, punk, neo-classical, prog, and many more genres live harmoniously...’’
Couldn’t have put it better ourselves …
L.A. and Aussie quintet The Red Paintings may been compared to Radiohead, Muse and Arcade Fire, but their appeal taps in to baroque-pop steam-punks, metal-heads, indie-rock fanatics. And beyond …
Handpicked to support Mogwai, punk cabaret The Dresden Dolls, USA poet Saul Williams and recently Mindless Self Indulgence, TRP have ceaselessly toured the globe with a live show including unique projections along with human body and canvas painters who join the band on stage collaborating in real time to create artworks that reflect the band’s music and energy.
We really like this recent review which kinda sums it all up, really:
"But nothing could've prepared me for the support band The Red Paintings from Australia, whose opening set featured so many instances of "what the fuck is happening?" in a row that I was at a loss of words for the majority of their 40 minute set. Here's what I jotted down as notes as I was trying to wrap my head around that exact question for the entirety of their set.
The band engage in progressive art rock of the strangest kind I've ever heard, one that's engulfed in chaotic symphonies that see the Geisha violently thrash around the stage, and the cello player move in strangely rhythmic rotations next to her. Samples intrude the music, as do rapid tempo shifts and explorations of the outer realms of what can still be considered rock music. Experimentalism is the goal, progressive structures the facility, yet the songs shape shift into oddly catchy alternative rock passages in an unexpected manner.
Now how on earth do you rate this show? It's either one of total lunacy, or pure genius. I'm gonna go with the latter... In fact, to call it a show is an understatement - this was performance arts."