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Vinyl 45 Share New Single & Their Dream Rider

Dharug/Western Sydney based neo-funk/rock band Vinyl 45 have unveiled their energetic new single 'Night Rhythms' – produced by the bands own Aaron Gunawickrema and co-produced/mixed by Rick Austin.


'Night Rhythms' skilfully fuses smooth R&B with an indie-rock edge, creating a captivating synergy of emotive instrumentation and infectious grooves that oscillate between tenderness and electricity. The chorus melody gracefully soars atop the raw, driving indie-rock arrangement, before the bridge features compelling call-and-responses between the magnetic guitar licks and charismatic vocals. The crisp percussion hits crescendo into the final chorus, culminating a wave of emotions that are enveloped by lush harmonies and retro-inspired sonic landscapes. Vinyl 45 talk about the inspiration behind 'Night Rhythms':

"'Night Rhythms' revolve around missing the revelry you would have with your significant other on a typical night out around town. Missing the music playing on the streets, the large crowds and even the cigarette smoke that fills a room when you're out just dancing the night away."

Born and raised in Sri Lanka, frontman Aaron Gunawickrema reveals the song was also inspired by his move to Sydney.

Aaron shares that the track, "came about as I had just arrived in Australia in 2020 to attend uni and was working in a fish shop, which I absolutely hated and I missed Sri Lanka where I was working as a musician full-time. I missed being on stage and not having any worries while I was performing, and I was contemplating my move to Sydney which was obviously making me emotional."


Is the band's dream rider as funky as their music? Find out below! Vinyl 45 Share Their Dream Rider

1. The guitar of my dreams. Specifically, a 1964 Gibson SG Junior in the original

cherry, no headstock breaks and with the original pickups but I’ll take a refret.

(Alex)

2. A McDonald's Sprite for all the boys cause that shit replenishes your life force

after a gig. (Jayden)


3. A snooker table for a good bit of fun and can't forget Stevie Wonder as a

guest so I can jam with the King. (Curly)

4. An inordinate amount of power for the multiple Leslie's and 50s and 60s

Hammond I'm gonna have, not to mention my like 4 other boards that I'll be

bringing (Roli Seabord Rise 2 definitely gotta be one, that thing is the pinnacle

of current keyboard evolution). (Curly)


5. Stone Cold Steve Austin waiting to shake my hand and stunner me on

command. (Alex)


Vinyl 45 On Tour

FRI 13 OCT | OXFORD ART FACTORY, EORA/SYDNEY NSW

SAT 9 DEC | THE FACTORY THEATRE, EORA/SYDNEY NSW FOLLOW VINYL 45

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