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Australian emotional rockers Endless Heights are creeping into the UK more and more and are back in October supporting their native friends The Amity Affliction on their headline run later in the year. The music is heartfelt, creative and some of the best from this new crop of bands coming from Down Under. Dive head first into this year’s ‘Vicious Pleasure’ to get fully acquainted with their interesting sound.
FOR FANS OF:
Casey / Hellions / Holding Absence
LATEST MUSIC VIDEO:
OCTOBER 2 – BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy 2 [w/ The Amity Affliction]
OCTOBER 3 – LEEDS, Church [w/ The Amity Affliction]
OCTOBER 4 – LONDON, Electric Ballroom [w/ The Amity Affliction]
OCTOBER 5 – GLASGOW, Queen Margaret Union [w/ The Amity Affliction]
OCTOBER 6 – HULL, Welly:One [w/ The Amity Affliction]
OCTOBER 7 – MANCHESTER, Academy 2 [w/ The Amity Affliction]
OCTOBER 8 – BRISTOL, SWX [w/ The Amity Affliction]
WHAT THE BAND SAY:
DP!: How would you describe yourselves to someone who has never heard Endless Heights before?
Joel Martorana (Vocals): Endless Heights is a heavy rock band. We’ve come from the world of hardcore and write brutally honest, anthemic music.
DP!: How did the band form?
Joel: 4 of us started playing together about 10 years ago in high school as a mosh band with Diaz (drummer) originally as a fill in. From here we grew into a melodic hardcore band and just never had a member change (Diaz decided he’d be more than just a fill in). Over the years we just kept touring, hanging and changing our sound together, and it has been so much fun experimenting over time with my close friends. We see each other more as family, compared to just band members – and I think this has helped us to cross more creative boundaries and venture more into the realm of heavy rock/emo, while still relating and acknowledging our routes and the values we learnt from Hardcore music.
DP!: What plans do you have for the future?
Joel: We were just talking about this recently – Vicious Pleasure has been so well received that we are DEFINITELY going to write more music. Otherwise we just really want to tour this record more and enjoy what we’ve worked so hard to create together.
DP!: Which new bands are you listening to right now?
Joel Ill Natured from Newcastle Australia, and (secretly) a Sydney band called Wreath (that you will all hear about soon) – some of the heaviest riffs we’ve ever heard from some serious Australian talent.
DP!: Which bands do you aspire to and why?
Hard question! There are so many bands and creatives that inspire me daily – but a stand out would be our friends in Basement. We were lucky to do our first ever tour with them years and years ago in Australia (2012) – and since then they have become an insanely large and successful band. What I love most about these guys, is that catching up with them is the same as it always has been – their humility and joy for life really takes me back to cherishing the joys and simplicity of playing music with your good friends – I really look up to their culture in this sense, no rockstar egos!
DP!: What’s the stand out moment in your career so far?
Joel: Releasing ‘Vicious Pleasure’ with my best friends and launching the record with a party and acoustic show at a charity restaurant/venue I used to volunteer at was a stand out for me. Its like after 10+ years of working hard, all my worlds collided for a night, and everywhere I looked were friends and family just as excited as we all were, and it felt great to just finally release this record into the world. I feel most moments in Endless Heights have this weight to it for some reason – and it makes me want to keep this band alive as long as possible! We have more to do and share with the world.