After impressing with the track “Sleepwalker” in 2017, Australian rocker Ivan Beecroft returns with the album Liars, Freaks & Fools. “The music I am currently creating is…going back to my roots in rock and blues, which is why I initially started playing in bands, as I was interested in guitar rock from the ’80s and ’90’s,” the artist says. “It’s a very important transition from my earlier releases as it shows a more pub rock style that was typically around in Australia in the ’80s as I really want to turn people back onto this type of music.”
Ivan’s working class background, and his experience working as a steel worker, results in lyrical content that echoes the class warfare and corruption rampant in government and bureaucracies. As such, the album’s opening track, “Inequality,” is a strong statement that addresses “the ever-widening gap between the haves and have nots.” Beecroft’s powerful vocal presence coincides with angsty guitar distortion, touching on grunge and alternative within his engaging sound.
Stream the album in full on Spotify here.
“Inequality” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2019’ Spotify playlist.