Not a new face to the Australian music industry, Meanjin/Brisbane-
Capturing the perfected essence of Mecha Mecha, My Hero The Homewrecker is an aggressively passionate concoction of instrumentation. Opening sweetly with violin before meaty bass lines and thrashing drums draw the heavy rock and metal tones through the track. Adopting Royal Blood’s famous technique of using the bass guitar as a lead instrument, the texture matches perfectly with the violin creating the unique sound which is Mecha Mecha.
Written about reflecting on a relationship that broke down and flourished into friendship, the vocals of Walter Webb hold the weight of the lyrics akin to Radiohead. Flouncing throughout the track, his vocals sit as the sweetness within the raw grit of the instrumental.
Influenced by the greats of the 90s and early 2000s, Mecha Mecha has an unusual line-up that works in their favour. Consisting of electric violin (Isaac Vincent), bass (Walter Webb) and drums (Angelo Webb), their music blurs the lines of dark indie rock and neo-classical metal, with tinges of psytrance and EDM.
Headlining Nimbin Mardigrass 2023 on May 6 and securing a spot on the Moondoll Festival bill at the Mansfield Tavern on June 3, Mecha Mecha has an ever-growing list of achievements. Multiple music videos from the outfit have taken to the small screen having both Rage and MTV features. On the international big screen, their single Dealbreaker was featured and nominated at the Waterford Film Festival (Ireland), Queen Palm International Film Festival (Palm Springs, California), and Serbian FEST (Belgrade). Back home, the track also saw the Brisbane Backyard Film Festival and the West End Film Festival.
Performing at Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Mecha Mecha shared the bill with a rockstar line-up featuring Smash Mouth, Marsha Hines, Killing Heidi, Diana Anaid and The Church. The band has also hosted a fundraiser gig for cyclone victims which was sponsored by Mama Kin and the John Butler Trio.
Mecha Mecha is one to watch with their eclectic, electric and boisterous sound. Let My Hero The Homewrecker take over, out now.
May 6 – Nimbin Mardigrass 2023, Nimbin
June 3 – Moondoll Festival, Brisbane | Tickets
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