The Medics - Whether it’s on stage or on record, The Medics are truly something to behold. An exhilarating blur of passion and movement, the band bring an all-too-rare sense of urgency to their music that’s underpinned their emergence as one of the country’s most genuinely exciting new bands. Since their earliest days in the postcard paradise of Cairns, the band has followed its own path, defying convention and reveling in the unpredictable. Their debut This Boat We Call Love EP of 2010 is a slice of indie-rock magic that launched them into the spotlight – and now with the release of their debut full length album ‘FOUNDATIONS’ we know they are here to stay.
OK people, I’m going to be straight up with you on this. Yeah, I’m part of the team that work very closely with this band and might have had something to do with the press release above but I just want to say working in the music industry doesn’t mean you always get the pleasure of dealing with bands that you love and believe in. Since Starting my career in music a few years, I can count on one hand the amount of artists I’ve truly been left speechless by. You know what though… I can safely say that The Medics are one of them.
This band really mean something, and you can hear the warmth and the feeling on ‘FOUNDATIONS’ - but it’s only when you see them play live that you become truly entwined in their dazzling web. Each band member is not only incredibly talented, but they also complement each other in a truly magical way. The passion and energy that explodes from the stage stuns you, and sends you on a rollercoaster of emotions. They somehow manage to make time stop when performing their first single ‘Beggars’, then watching them tear apart the room playing ‘Joseph’ is something which can hardly be described by words.
Kahl Wallace (vocals & guitar) had a chat to Cool Accidents about the making of their video for ‘Griffin’:
Songs can be so personal - making the Griffin video was a chance for us to tell a broader community story. The talented lead actor, Tibian Wyles, is currently studing at the Aboriginal Contemporary Performing Arts College (ACAP) in Brisbane and we trusted the director, Lucas Thyer from Pixelframe to tell the story in an honest way. The location of Boggo Road Jail in Brisbane is a notorious prison with a brutal history and we acknowledge the many prisoners, and their families, with connections to the location.