HYPERDRIVE STEREO release new album ‘Greatest Destroyer Of Love’
HYPERDRIVE STEREO release new album ‘Greatest Destroyer Of Love‘, out now on Golden Robot Records.
Four-piece Australian alt/rock project Hyperdrive Stereo have released their new album Greatest Destroyer of Love, fondly referred to as the album that shouldn’t be.
Written in the late 90’s but never recorded, Hyperdrive Stereo always knew they had a great album of material. However, timing is everything and at that time, it just wasn’t meant to be. But good songs will always be good songs no matter how much time has passed, and now, Greatest Destroyer of Love is here to finally be heard.
Greatest Destroyer of Love will be available for CD purchase on the Golden Robot Records online store as well as participating retailers from next week.
Hyperdrive Stereo consists of Mat Robins and Mark Robins from Australian band, Cicadastone, actor/writer/producer/comedian/musician, Jason Gann, (best known for his role as the title character in the Australian comedy series ‘Wilfred,’ and the U.S. reboot of the same name), and Agostino Soldati.
Track by track:
METERMAID: A hopeless drug addict leaves his kid strapped in a car.
13th BEACH: A song about moving on from the pain of an expired relationship, hitting the road to start again, and landing on a beach called 13th Beach – which is an actual (pretty bleak) beach in rural Victoria, Australia.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: The final conversation between a couple ending their tired relationship, officially withdrawing all relationship “rights” (loyalty, love) from the other.
UNTIED: A song about the anguish and futility of a relationship going nowhere despite both people really wanting it to. And the sadness of knowing everything ends and everyone dies.
CONTACT: A confused and doomed young couple has made a series of mistakes that they can’t undo. They have each other for the moment, but their bond won’t be enough to save them from the consequences of their bad choices.
HOLE IN THE GROUND: A young man cuts ties with people he loves and who love him, as he prepares to enter the prison system for a long time.
THAT TIRED DRESS: A desperate and tortured man tries to win back his girlfriend after breaking her heart, to no avail.
ENGINE: A tortured man’s car breaks down in the middle of nowhere at night. As he walks aimlessly in the darkness, he contemplates his life of suffering, and the suffering he has caused others.
SMALL DETAILS: A song about reflecting on past regrets and valuable friendships left behind.
FISH OUT OF WATER: A man contemplates life and the afterlife as he distances himself from another girl he cares for but can’t commit to.
GREATEST DESTROYER OF LOVE: A song about toxic love, long distance.
Hyperdrive Stereo was formed in the 90’s, and born from the pairing of two bands divided by states. From Melbourne (Victoria) was Mark Robins (guitars), Mat Robins (bass) and Ago Soldati (drums), a three piece band looking to expand and evolve. And from Brisbane (Queensland) was Jason Gann (vocals) who was in between bands and after a new project to collaborate with.
The guys would spend months writing music, passing it to Jason to write lyrics to have input in the creation of the songs. Everyone would chip in their share to fly jason to Melbourne and record demos with the band, and also on some occasions play shows. The chemistry of the band was dynamite and in the studio the music flowed. As a band Hyperdrive Stereo just had a knack of churning out unique ideas and crafting truely original material.
Then life happened… A tragic event changed everything, Hyperdrive Stereo was put on hold with no idea if or when it would ever happen again. Over time the guys all got married, had kids, got jobs, travelled, had other creative projects etc, but were always mindful of those songs, that time, and the brotherhood of being in this band.
The music never had the chance to be heard and the songs were too good not to share, too good not to ask the question, do we want to finish what was started? It took over 20 years for Hyperdrive Stereo to regroup and to realise that they all need to do this, so they did, and the journey continues …
Hyperdrive Stereo: Jason Gann, Mark Robins, Mat Robins, Agostino Soldati