Recorded in Melbourne but intended for the world, Australia’s very own answer to the rise of rock, Calling All Cards, have arrived back on the scene after not a whisper since late 2012. Jam packed with summer anthems, sex appeal, and a distinct rock sound that will breathe life back into the inner rebellious teenager, this record is their most polished to date.

The finished product is an elegant combination of influences from Steve Schram (Eagle And The Worm, Little Birdy, The Vasco Era), Tom Larkin (Shihad, Bodyjar, The Getaway Plan) and mixer Tchad Blake (Pearl Jam, The Black Keys). It’s a balance between the strap-yourself-in rock of Gyroscope with a Kasibian-esque twist, but don’t let that fool you; this group boasts its own unique sound.

After the success of their last album Dancing With A Deadman, the trio have reached a pivotal point in their career. The album will silence any skeptics, with just over 30 minutes of the soothing and enticing rock jams from brothers Haydn and James Ing along with Adam Montgomery. Raise The People elevates the group above proceeding expectations and glimmers with a coming-of-age sheen for Calling All Cars.

Second single ‘Standing In The Ocean’ has a great rhythm and driving snare drum creating a real sense of energy. With frontman Haydn singing, “My day is made up of lies/fairytales been compromised”, the lyrics are reminiscent of days in high school and succumbing to an appetite for losing control.

The entire recording has a definite after-dark vibe, with tracks like ‘Werewolves’ and ‘Black And White’ highlighting the insatiable energy of the group who, if this record is anything to go by, are ready to take on the world with their music.

Listen to ‘Standing In The Ocean’ from Raise The People here:

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