After a monumental gig at the Melbourne leg of PROGFEST 2018, the reviews are in and there's lots to love about Acolyte's new music and their quintessential strong live performance!
"Acolyte were perfectly suited to the Atlantis Stage. Delivering the next set with an epic performance of a handful of their longest songs. This is a band with clear aesthetic visually and a distinct style. A style which for most of the time is crushingly intense. Every member of this band has the ability to play in a multitude of styles however which makes the overall performance very diverse...
This month, we unleashed an 8-minute, epic, prog, filmclip, set in desert dunes and featuring the mesmerising vocals of Morgan-Leigh Brown and an undulating, light and shade track that showcases all the talents of the musicians within forSPACE AND TIME. We are also announcing that throughout September to November, we will be touring it up Australia's East Coast finishing the run in the band's home town, Melbourne. This will be the last of the album cycle for "Shades of Black" before the band releases new music in 2018. Tickets for the tour will be on sale soon. Keep an eye on the
This week ACOLYTE released a very special documentary to the public, taken from the bands first show as a complete unit, the documentary contains close quarter interviews with each member, behind the scenes and special live footage. Shot with a professional 'home video' approach by Gary Robertson of Jarrah Film, the documentary has been making waves both nationally and internationally exceeding all hopes and expectations.
'Then just before Crystal hit the stage the crowd was put under a mesmerising spell by Acolyte led by Morgan-Leigh Brown who delivered a set so powerful and atmospheric that I went straight out and hunted down their music… seriously if you have never seen this band live then you simply must check them out when they play near you sometime soon'
'A sweet symphonic wash heralds the arrival of the mighty Acolyte to the stage as main support. Frontperson Morgan-Leigh Brown certainly commands attention with her full-throated vocal histrionics and extrovert performance, and the band's lengthy, adventurous compositions are ever-compelling, culminating in soaring closer Perceptions. This band is now an absolute mainstay of the Melbourne and Australian rock scene and some new music from them would be embraced'