Bringing together elements of progressive rock, melodic metal, alternative rock and even some bluesy influences, Patient Lounge is innovative and eclectic in their style. Hailing from Australia, the Brisbane-based foursome have been making waves since 2019 with the release of their single ‘All You Want’. Over the past couple of years, Patient Lounge has gained a reputation for high-powered performances supporting acts like Haken, Wolfmother and Pop Evil. The latest addition to their critically acclaimed repertoire is ‘BEGDA’.
Following on from the softer alternative rock-inspired ‘Places’, ‘BEGDA’ reignites the progressive rock within all four members. Filled with pounding drums and powerful guitars, the single is a hard-hitting track from the outset. What I find interesting is how each instrument has a specific solo section giving everything prominence, but still coming together to form an infectious whole. I guess Aristotle was right when he said the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Lying somewhere between Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, but with their own modern-day twist, Patient Lounge drags yesteryear’s rock into the 21st century. Layer throaty vocals atop the outstanding instrumentation and you have an infectious melody. Yet, while there is a rough brusqueness in the blunt lyricism, the heavy rock sound is smooth and flowing.
Made for live performances, ‘BEGDA’ is anthemic, loud and addictive. Beguiling in a way, Patient Lounge create a sonic representation of rock in its rawest form.
“‘BEGDA’ has been a real staple of our set for a long time… It just sets an awesome mood and makes a statement from the start that this isn’t going to be just any other rock show. We’re here to push our boundaries and, hopefully, those of the audience.” – Patient Lounge on ‘BEGDA’