The genesis of Attonbitus took place inside the halls and rehearsal rooms of the Conservatorium of Music at Adelaide University, where the three members of the band were studying. They quickly bonded stylistically and began to create using their own unique pallet of sounds.
Led by singer-songwriter-guitarist Michael Brigante, Attonbitus fuses music and poetry to create a compelling aural experience which you can see in action here. Band members, Shivon Diana (bassist), and Alex Walendy (drummer), drive the group with steady and melodic bass and drum grooves that hint at a multitude of genre influences, including prog, art-rock, and reggae.
The brand new single, ‘Next Time Around’, is a quirky and energetic mash-up of alternative pop-rock and up-tempo reggae.
Let’s hear it from the band –
“The idea of this video clip is simply promoting expression; letting yourself be silly dancing with no care in the world. With regard to the song its asking people not to be cold in public; express yourself anywhere at any time and if the opportunity arises don’t be afraid to dance.”
– Michael Brigante (Vocals, Guitar)
The video was filmed in and around Rundle Mall in the Adelaide CBD. Most of the dancers featured in the video were spontaneous. The colourfully dressed older gentleman is always dancing around the mall and is a local icon according to Brigante.
Next Time Around is the band’s 3rd single release in the lead-up to their forthcoming debut album, ‘David Street’, due to be dropped on the 27th July 2018.