Here’s the Australian “reggae-infused” rock band with a new album. Starting out in 2009, the five-piece band have recently been touring in the UK and are now about to release their ‘Creatures of Leisure’ album, extending their fan base well beyond their native Queensland and building on the success of their debut album, ‘Chasing Sunsets’, released in 2012.
Floating Bridges enjoys a formidable live reputation and it seems that the new album was created via the band’s own jam sessions. The first single, ‘Dreamcatcher’, features reggae rhythms and a pounding rock guitar intro and breaks which the publicity material describes as akin to Jimi Hendrix, but in truth is more reminiscent of Jorma Kaukonen, no less, at his peak. Other songs, such as earlier single ‘Eloquence’, are straightforward heavy rock. It’s a mix. ‘Creatures of Leisure’ brings together reggae and rock in a way that is not always easy to accomplish and this difference alone makes it worthy of your attention.
The Floating Bridges: ‘Creatures of Leisure’ released on August 28th 2015