Gold Coast’s blues rock powerhouse Mason Rack Band are set to release and tour their first ever stand alone single Time Again this February, a powerful, emotionally charged blues number reflecting on Mason’s troubled past of drug addiction and what he'd do differently if he had his time again.
With 16 years touring and three studio albums under their belts, 2018 marks a much anticipated milestone for the three-piece with this new single, to be followed by a fourth studio album recorded with Brad Hosking of Blind Boy Studios (Amy Shark).
Now in a good place enjoying long-term sobriety and happiness with a family and successful music career, Mason says, “Time Again is a song of great reflection for me. I’ve caused a lot of hurt in the past with some poor choices early in my life, which leads me to ask if repeating my time on earth, what would I do differently? What would I do the same? The lyrics in this song tell it all really - they are very honest.”
Featuring Rack’s signature raspy vocals and hooky rock riffs, Time Again takes an unusually slow but rewarding pace for a Mason Rack Band tune hitting just the right note for an empowering and energising lift, “To change your future for the better, you need to slow down and take the time and courage to face those demons of the past. So it felt right for this song to do the same,” said Mason.
From a dozen headlining international tours in Europe and Canada to multiple appearances at Australia’s biggest festivals like Bluesfest, Woodford, Airlie Beach and Queenscliff Music Festivals to name a few, Mason Rack Band deliver a world-class, kick-arse live show leaving promoters with no choice but to request their return time and time again.
"Mason Rack Band are a must main-stage headliner for us. This is reflected in their constant ability to tour Australia and internationally. I first caught them at Byron Bluesfest in 2012 and have been hooked ever since, along with thousands. They are a one of kind, MUST-SEE act,” said Gavin Butlin, Airlie Beach Music Festival Director.
Infamous for their live drum duels, onstage antics and high energy stage show, Mason Rack Band are celebrating the single release with a 6-date regional tour of NSW and QLD before heading overseas for their 7th European headlining tour.
Time Again is available on all digital outlets 9 February.
'TIME AGAIN' TOUR DATES
10 Feb | Cherry Street Sports Club | Ballina NSW
11 Feb | Coolangatta Hotel | Gold Coast QLD
17 Feb | Wickham Park Hotel | Newcastle NSW
18 Feb | Catho Pub | Catherine Bay Hill NSW
23 Feb | South Kolan Hotel | South Kolan QLD
24 Feb | Agnes Water Tavern | Agnes Water QLD