Journeying into the music of Wizard Rose is an experience like no other. The Brisbane-based four-piece belt through a brand of music that feels simultaneously hard-hitting, authentic, and explorative; it’s rooted in hard rock, but reaches far wider.
With the release of their debut full-length album, the band have quickly established themselves as one of Aussie music’s explosive emerging acts. Here’s a hot tip from the team here at Happy Mag: keep an eye on these guys, we’re expecting big things.
On their debut self-titled album, Brisbane-based outfit Wizard Rose break the boundaries of genre to deliver a searing collection of tunes.
Throughout the new album, Wizard Rose weave together elements of heavy rock, prog, blues, and folk to craft a sound uniquely their own. With crunching guitars, thunderous percussion, and flailing vocal hooks, the band’s self-titled debut is bursting at the seams with rock n’ roll energy.
Across its sprawling near-hour-long run-time, the album pulls in myriad sonic directions—it never sits in one place for too long. Album opener Black Knight is a chugging slab of rock glory, while tracks like Tea Amongst Friends leans more into the world of folk, showcasing the band’s sonic versatility.
By the time the album reaches its conclusion, you’ll have been roped in completely by Wizard Rose’s blistering brand of music.
These still may be early days for this Brisbane band, but judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great tunes. In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to the new album above.