In August we reviewed their debut single, Vaccine, which we described as, “…both impressive and entertaining, and sets an exciting precedent for their future music.”
Now, months later, that future has arrived as Glenn Patrick (vocals, guitar), James Leigh (keys, bass, vocals), Vince Leigh (drums, vocals), and Gerry Leigh (guitars, vocals) are back as Melbourne, Australia’s own, Collegians, to offer their latest single, Black Mass.
Losing absolutely none of that desperate, emotional grittiness that made Vaccine so damn good, Black Mass has—if anything—upped the angst a bit more. A dark and heavy synth-based industrial-dance track, the melody is the nutritional equivalent of dark molasses and black coffee.
As Patrick screams and wails against the inevitable duality of lust and love, pain and pleasure, and our seeming inability to rise above it all, it occurred to me that perhaps the indifference is what makes it all so damn interesting.
Either way, the fellas have managed to change things up just a bit without losing any of what could now be called that Collegians’ sound. Once again, we’ll be watching for that album…
Filter meets Imagine Dragons…
BELOW: Listen to Collegians’ single, Black Mass, and connect with their website and social media platforms. Please support Collegians by visiting them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music. And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!