Popular Sunshine Coast roots band, The Floating Bridges are taking their rousing second single Power to the people of Western Australia this summer with three energy-fuelled shows across Bunbury, Margaret River and Perth regions.
Launched at Queensland Music Festival, Power is The Floating Bridges' new dub-roots-reggae single calling for solidarity and equality for First Nations people and refugees, a plight the band are passionate about.
"Power is about the disconnect between government and community. It aims to give voice to the disadvantaged individuals whose basic rights are being dictated by government agendas and the overarching emphasis placed on money," said Dale Mallett, vocalist and percussionist.
"We believe in one people. We believe that putting up walls and divides between races and classes is the driving force behind much of the terrible violence in the world. When you deprive people of their basic human rights, they have no choice but to fight back."
Power sees the Bridges explore more of a dub-roots vibe, experimenting with deeper sounds and stronger effects and delays to create a lush audio soundscape, something the self-confessed party band say was inspired by, "Loosing our shit at Bush Doofs to pumping bass and melodies with all those pretty lights!"
The Floating Bridges' passion for the rights and support of others extends beyond the studio, with the band playing NAIDOC week on the Sunshine Coast, Booin Gari Festival, as well as being official ambassadors for Sunshine Butterflies, a charity to help support and improve the lives of people with disabilities, and Sea Shepherd, the global organisation for marine wildlife conservation.
'POWER' TOUR DATES (WA)
30 Nov • Bunbury, WA • Prince Of Wales Hotel
1 Dec • Margaret River, WA • Settlers Tavern
2 Dec • Scarborough, Perth, WA • Indi Bar
PREVIOUS 'POWER' TOUR DATES (QLD/NSW/VIC)
14 July • Byron Bay, NSW• Beach Hotel
15 July • Gold Coast, QLD • NightQuarter
18 August • Gold Coast, QLD • Miami Marketta
19 August • Sunshine Coast, QLD • Festuri Multicultural Festival
1-3 September • Mackay, QLD • Springfest
9 September • Sunshine Coast, QLD • Surf Air
3 Nov• Melbourne, VIC• Retreat Hotel
4 Nov • Rye, VIC• Baha
5 Nov • San Remo, VIC • Westernport Hotel
More about the The Floating Bridges
An Australian 7-piece roots band, The Floating Bridges toured latest album ‘Creatures Of Leisure’ across Australia and the UK with performances at Boomtown Fair (UK), Secret Garden Party (UK), Big Pineapple (AUS), Caloundra Music Festival (AUS) and Woodford Folk Festival (AUS).
The Floating Bridges have long been known for their passion and dedication to music, culture, community, and the environment, paying respect to those who have gone before and the land they walk upon. They have a strong following in Queensland and Western Australia and are official ambassadors for Sunshine Butterflies and Sea Shepherd.
Vocals / Cale Fisher
Vocals, Percussion / Dale Mallett
Bass, Vocals / Rohan Nitschke
Guitar, Vocals / James Haseler
Saxophone / Ben Knibb
Guitar / Johnny Curran
Drums / Daniel Taylor