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Band News (more headlines) 01-30-2014


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Sydonia have landed an exciting new license with several of their diverse tracks being featured in Carsten Reimer’s brand new classic surf film ‘Barnacles and Stripes’.

Sydonia’s catalogue of eclectic tracks will be accompanying some of Western Australia’s best surfers as they tackle some of the states most exhilarating waves. Director Carsten was extremely pleased with the combination of image and sound as he complimented how well the music worked with the footage. Sponsored by the ‘Royal Flying Doctor Service’ and ‘Surf AID’, ‘Barnacles and Stripes’ is now available for purchase both online and in any leading surf stores.

‘Reality Kicks’, brand new album from Sydonia is set for release Friday February 17th and features both powerful and visceral tracks, consistent with the featured tracks of ‘Barnacles and Stripes’.

In light of their new album, the four band members Dana Roskvist, Sam Haycroft, Adam Murray and Sean Bailey are more than pleased with the results. "It's been a hard slog these few years, getting this record done and finding the right team around us to put it out, but now is the time. It's awesome to finally unveil it," said Guitarist Sam Haycroft.

Sydonia have always created a strong visual connection through their unique sound, and in celebration of this have produced an accompanying DVD with the album. "The album is the culmination of a bunch of years of hard work, sweating the small stuff and always with the loyal fans and friends we have made over the years in mind. This record is something we are intensely proud of," stated Roskvist. "The DVD is our big thank you to our fans - there's some pretty unique and once-only footage in there and it's nice to share those unique experiences with everyone now."

The physical album will include a CD/DVD combo pack and the digital package will be available in all good online retailers for download and streaming. The DVD will be available online in iTunes as well.

Reality Kicks was recorded/engineered between Toyland Studios (with Adam Calaitzis) and Power Street Studio and Minona Studios by the band themselves. It was produced by Sydonia/Dana Roskvist.

Sydonia have toured with some of the world’s greatest rock and metal acts including Korn, Dead Letter Circus and Mamma and were personally invited to tour throughout Australia with Lamb of God after lead singer, Randy Blythe, heard their debut LP ‘Given To Destroyers’ playing in a record store. The band was also personally invited to open the US tour for Stone Sour and the Australian tours for Slipknot and Machine Head.

One of Australia’s hardest-working and prolific creative outputs in the country, Sydonia have produced eleven releases since 1998 including singles, EPs, an Album, a DVD and their latest DP (EP including a DVD) ‘Waiting For Words That Don’t Exist’. Their music has received airplay on triple j, Top Ten Request screenings on Channel V and radio play across the country and the world.

The band will tour the record nationally in May and June of this year. Reality Kicks is out worldwide Friday February 7th through MGM Distribution and video content online through Blue Pie Records.


"Sydonia is a band that exemplifies the word 'diverse'. The best of pop sensibilities is tempered at times with brutal angst. 'No Woman's Land' is a song that should be playing on every radio station in every city on this planet!” - Randall Blythe - Lamb of God

“Seriously, if you haven’t see Sydonia yet, then do so, and if you have
seen them before, then join with me in puzzling over why they are yet to
tour internationally with their own supports.” - INPRESS MAGAZINE

“Sydonia, they’re a really amazing band, and the lead singer’s got a very
unique voice. They’re really heavy but incorporate so many different vibes that it’s a little bit hard to categorize them musically. I think, too, that’s something music’s sort of lost.“ - Jim Root - Slipknot/Stone Soul



Blue Pie Records is one of the world’s leading independent record Labels and publishing houses. Blue Pie Records has a wide range of alliance-partnerships which it calls upon to create distribution, production, marketing and promotional systems for our artists, labels and global content partners.

Blue Pie's priority artists include Sydonia, Burning the Day, Jack Derwin, The Benjamin Hyatt Band, Terry Oldfield, Phil Manzanera, Johnny Bennett, Suzanna Lubrano, The Objex, Gordon Waller, Dave Evans, Dale Bozzio, and Jessy Tomsko along with labels like ConcertHouse Music, TRAX Records, Mahoning Valley Records, Idyllium Music, Sugo Music, Deluxe Records, Reality Entertainment, and PLG Music Group to name a few. Our live concert and video clip library continues to expand and includes live albums, video clips, and video concerts from artists including, Chicago, The Cars, Tiesto, Steve Aoki and Dave Evans to name a few.

Blue Pie's roster of artists continues to gain worldwide recognition with chart success in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia. Blue Pie is continually developing new markets for our artists, labels, content partners to connect and reach new consumers and fans for their music. The Blue Pie license team has placed over 2000 film, TV, cable show and advertising license sales over the past 3 years alone. The label provides transparent reporting and digital asset management services through its partner Blue Pie Data www.bluepiedata.com

Blue Pie has developed exclusive digital content supply agreements with many companies including: DJ Central TV, Blue Vault Digital, Magic Blue Creative and their partners. The future is bright and we are wearing shades with our expansion into ASIA, North America and Latin America from 2014 onwards. For more information on Blue Pie please visit www.bluepie.com.au

Blue Pie’s label roster includes:
 Electrik Blue Records USA
 Rock Forever Records
 Reality Entertainment (For Australian and New Zealand)
 Globalev World Music
 Deluxe Records
 Pride Music
 Concerthouse Music
 Self Made Records UK
 Media World
 UnCanny Inc
 Subsonic Records
 DJ Central Records
 Metal Central TV
 + Over 200 others. See our website for details.

Search on 'blue pie' in Google for more information.

Press and Media Contact:

Press and Media Manager
Blue Pie
Unit 20 No 112 McEvoy Street
Alexandria NSW 2015
P: + 61 2 9310 0155
F: + 61 2 9310 0166
E: pr@bluepie.com.au
W: www.bluepierecords.com

Tim Price
Pricewar Music
e: tim@pricewarmusic.com.au
M: 0448 26 88 76


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