New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Winter II' is a shining example of the band's danceable yet melancholic grandeur. With a driving rhythm at its heart and Pilcher's infectious vocals taking centre stage"
Pichler delivers an otherworldly performance on the new track, whilst Patrick Pillichshammer wields drums and samples with equal pristine menace. The outfit is completed by Lukas
Staudinger on synth and bass, providing "Winter II"'s driving, mesmerising synth lines and swirling undercurrents. The overall effect is an immersive, ominous song rife in the unusual and atmospheric.
The Line Of Best Fit
Austrian Indie-electronic act, Lex Audrey has released their debut album, No Intention Of Changing The World on the 8th of February via LasVegas Records. The self-produced, composed and mixed No Intention Of Changing The World, comes after their acclaimed 2017 debut EP, 'Godgiven', their August 2018 single release 'NSFL' and their latest single, 'Winter II' single and video which were premiered by top end tastemaker publications COMPLEX and The Line Of Best Fit respectively. This dynamic trio has seen radio support on a global scale with their music receiving spins on stations in Austria, Germany, France, Poland, Japan and USA including Billboard Radio
China, iHeart Radio
and FM4. The trio has also shared stages with the likes of Bon Iver, Portugal. The Man, 5K HD, Son Lux, and Shout Out Louds
at esteemed festivals like Poolbar Festival Dornbirn, Acoustic Lakeside Festival, and Donauinselfest Vienna just to name a few.
The Vienna-based trio consists of Niklas
Pichler (vocals), Patrick Pillichshammer (drums and samples), and Lukas
Staudinger (synth and bass). Each of them started playing instruments from a very young age as it allowed them to express themselves freely through the use of music. With Niklas
on main songwriting duty, the group comes together to create a track around his creations as each idea comes to fruition. Having been part of the Austrian music scene for almost two years now, their debut album sees Lex Audrey ready to take on the global market as they rely more on electronic soundscapes instead of traditional instrumentation.
Inspired by a wide array of acts, Lex Audrey channels the vocal harmonies of Bon Iver, the genre-defying attitude of Radiohead
and the electronic production elements from James
Blake. Comparable to acts like Bastille, Bob Moses, Foster The People, and Son Lux, Lex Audrey manages to tiptoe on the thin line that blends all the best elements from rock, indie and electronica. They ooze rock 'n roll grit, exude the carefree persona from indie and manage to combine it all together with the best aspects of electronica as each listener will be drawn towards a dancefloor. Using all of the above-mentioned ingredients, Lex Audrey is able to experiment with their playful pop sound as they create tracks that will make you question the world around you, while still being able to leave each track on a positive note.
No Intention Of Changing The World sees Lex Audrey produce a stellar debut record filled with 12-tracks that never lets up. This album ranges from catchy upbeat tracks like 'Winter II', 'Mexican Standoff' and 'NSFL' while flawlessly also including slower gems such as 'Lost To You', 'From Beginning', and 'No Intention of Changing the World'. Lex Audrey creates their sound with a spectrum of styles especially on tracks like 'Little Elephant', 'TikTikBoom!' and 'The Key', where it's clear they had a lot of fun experimenting with different elements. If you're into big tracks that remind you of classic arena rock, then the anthemic 'Get Me Anywhere', the synth-heavy 'Metaphor' and the massive guitar solos of '>>godgiven<<' should be right up your alley. It's difficult to place any of the tracks on No Intention of Changing the World into a singular box, as this album manages to tick every box. Synth, indie, electronica, rock, pop, dance, ballads; Lex Audrey can do it all.
Lex Audrey vocalist Niklas
said about the upcoming album, "It's hard to summarize this album in just a few sentences, as we worked very long and hard on it. A lot of the songs are very critical about how technology sometimes has a negative impact on society and the way people interact with each other. We don't know if our listeners feel the same way about it yet, but we can't wait to find out."
Upcoming Tour dates for 2019:
7 March, POMOPERO, Breganze
9 March, MISHIMA, Terni
10 March, DISSONANZE, Cava de' Tirreni
14 March, PRIMACLASSE, Ragusa
15 March, MONO, Catania
16 March, ZOOTV, Brucoli
17 March, HMORA, Siracusa
18 March, BOLAZZI, Palermo
20 March, OFF, Lamezia Terme
21 March, HUB, Cosenza
22 March, MR ROLLY'S, Vitulazio
23 March, DELIRI, Sora
25 March, LE MURA, Roma
26 March, MARLA, Perugia
27 March EX CINEMA AURORA, Livorno
16 April, FZW, Dortmund
18 April, SUBSTAGE, Karlsruhe
29 Apr CHELSEA, Vienna
'No Intention Of Changing The World' Tracklist:
1. Lost To You
2. Winter II
3. From Beginning
4. Mexican Standoff
9. No Intention Of Changing The World
11. The Key