|Postpunk / nugaze / electro artist artist Revolution Above Disorder presents his debut offering ‘Illuminate’, a
A melting pot of post-punk, psychedelic
rock and electronic music underpinned by raw, sincere vocals, this is guitar-based rock augmented by synths,
drum machines and heavily treated
instrumentation with a spine of pure melody.
House of Dolls, Magic Shoppe), who is currently based in Vancouver. Revolution Above Disorder’s music is
electronic-tinged post-punk with raw,
honest lyrics driving the songs.
“Illuminate’ is the song that kickstarted Revolution Above Disorder. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I’d just
come off a European tour with Magic Shoppe and I found myself having to cancel scheduled plans with The
Orange Kyte. In my downtime I began to
reevaluate where I was headed musically and I realized I’d become dissatisfied with what I’d been doing. As I
searched through old demos from the past,
some going back over a decade, I was excited to hear songs with real potential that either I’d abandoned or
just plain forgotten about. I grew interested
in the idea of this modern day version of myself collaborating with my chaotic and directionless former self. I
wanted to finish what I’d started many
years prior. ‘Illuminate’ was the first one I needed to record,” says Stephen Nicholas White.
With ACTORS’ Shannon Hemmett and Kendall Wooding on backing vocals, bandmate Adam Fink on drums,
and Josiah Webb of Magic Shoppe on guitar, the original version is a powerful and euphoric post-punk /
shoegaze single rooted in new wave and
electro rock. The accompanying video was directed and edited by Eliot Galán of Galán Films, a key creative
in Vancouver’s film & tv industry, starring
Analissa Longoria and Mat Durie.
This release also features the more dance-oriented ‘Illuminate (Delta Omega Remix)’, produced by
Delta Omega a.k.a. Dublin-based Conor Paxton (House of Dolls, Buffalo Sunn, The Brothers Movement).
“The formidable sonic wizard that is Mr. Conor Paxton AKA Delta Omega is a long-time friend and musical
collaborator of mine. After initially bonding over a mutual love of Death in Vegas, My Bloody Valentine and
Primal Scream, we formed House of Dolls and duly
embarked on many gloriously heady adventures and misadventures across Ireland, the UK and Europe,” says
Stephen Nicholas White.
“This remix he has done for ‘Illuminate’ is indicative of just how well he understands the essence of what I’m doing
with Revolution Above Disorder. Coming at it with a dreamy, psychedelic sensibility, it calls to mind peak
Ecstasy-driven New Order, early seventies
Germany, all filtered through an Eno-esque ambient shoegaze lens. I fucking love it. And I think you will too.”
and directly from the artist via Bandcamp.