The Red Paintings are an orchestral art rock band/collective conceived and driven by lead vocalist/guitarist, songwriter and creative polymath Trash McSweeney. Eschewing traditional rock formats, Trash's all-female backing band incorporates violin (Alix Kol), cello (Emma Baker), drums (Hiroshi Hiroshima) and bass (Io Kaloudi). They traverse a vast musical landscape - this is truly contemporary progressive rock, fusing punk, classical, indie rock and metal in a unique sonic synthesis, underpinned by The Red Paintings' deep social consciousness. Haunting child-like lullabies of the future juxtaposed with raw, tearing alt-rock, multi-layered with epic orchestral arrangements.
The Red Paintings' audience defies pigeon holes - baroque-pop steam-punks, metal-heads, indie-rock fanatics, musos who love challenging, intelligent songwriting and expression. Their live appearances are less gigs in the traditional sense, more immersive multimedia performance art events centered on their music. They recruit and involve local artists on stage to paint human body canvases and static canvases in real time, expressing the catharsis of the music. Their shows are highly theatrical, blending sound and visuals to create a visceral experience that captivates the senses and minds of the audience.
The band's new album features a fierce rhythm section, grandiose orchestral arrangements and powerful choral accompaniments, all recorded in world-class studios around the globe (including East West Studios, Hollywood).
Mixed by ALAN MOULDER (Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Queens of the Stone Age) the angst, social consciousness, ambitious record takes The Red Paintings to another level of composition, artistry and grit. To be accompanied by their most ambitious live performance experience yet.
"Just looking at the Pro Tools session showed the ambition that had been involved in creating this monster!"- Alan Moulder, Producer/Mixer - Assault & Battery Studios (UK)
"They just don't make albums like this anymore" - Candace Stewart, Manager - EastWest Studios (Los Angeles)
"This band will blow your mind, what a sound, provokes emotion and takes you on a voyage, just so beautiful!"- Lal Muttock, DJ - BBC Radio (UK)
“In my entire 30 year career I’ve not mixed such a diverse, colourful and emotionally dynamic album such as this, it’s like a 21st century War of the Worlds.” (Discussing 'The Revolution Is Never Coming') - Bryan Carlstrom - Producer, Engineer (Alice in Chains, Rob Zombie):
Trash McSweeney - The Red Painting - “People create an album around a life, I created a life around an album.”