Following critically acclaimed self released songs 'Alone' and 'The Shining', The McKenzie FIX are launching their first album 'Pandora’s Box' through
new label Crystal Seven Records. The 12 tracks explore a surreal mixture of Gothic dream imagery with a distinctly 80's pop flair. There is a supernatural quality to the entirety of the record. Songs blend together into a vast kaleidoscopic array of colours. A true ear for melody appears throughout as there is a unique gracefulness to the way that these pieces unfurl. Layer upon layer gets applied with such care as the sound at times veers into the absolute symphonic.
By far the highlight of the album, blending its dark and light influences is the soulful third single 'Martin & The Artist'. The build-up of the piece feels gorgeous, from the synthesised strings to the otherworldly storytelling.
'Pandora’s Box' shows off a theatrical flair and a clever knack for pacing, proofing the McKenzie FIX to be creators of their own strange and wonderful sonic world. (Entropymag.org) Release date is November 20th. Buy CD here
Following their debut single - the poignant and reflective Alone, The McKenzie FIX return with the contrasting synth-pop sound of The Shining,
released on September 11th.
'' Done to absolute perfection, the track possesses a unique sort of magic. Everything about it contains a mystical presence to it from the haunted demeanor of the vocals to the mesmerizing take of the synthesizer.....the song proves to be a real earworm, lingering in the recesses of the mind long after it has ended.....'The Shining' shows off the undeniable skill of the McKenzie FIX in offering a completely surreal experience - one highly memorable and strangely timeless.'' (Beachsloth)
The Shining precedes debut 11 song album 'Pandora's Box', due out in November.
Following several albums as frontman of Edinburgh formed combo Emporium, including 'Silver Brainwaves' which received support from the Scottish Arts Council, musician-songwriter Ewan McKenzie launches his new Alternative Pop project The McKenzie FIX with poignant and reflective single Alone (Released 3rd July 2020).
Combining subtle and sparse instrumentation with a haunting and thoughtful vocal performance, McKenzie presents an expertly crafted piece of storytelling (the song was co-written with lyricist Kay Russell), that will get under your skin in all the right ways.
McKenzie has an eclectic collection of songs and releases behind his back. His music is kaleidoscopic and diverse - he is continuously finding new ways to express himself through a broad sonic palette.
During his career, McKenzie's songs have received support from the likes of BBC Radio One, and legendary DJ Steve Wright on BBC World Service, along with an 'Album Of The Month' accolade on popular German show Popscene. Glowing reviews have appeared on Rough Trade and in Scotland's national newspaper The Daily Record. Other coverage has included NME and a five star review in UK's Guitarist Magazine.
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