Although traits more so than talent are inherited through genetics, it’s fascinating how similar family member’s generations apart express themselves. Like his Grandfather, Liam Bryant began writing poetry when hewas 12 years old in the school playground. Little did he know that 17 years later he would discover a collection of his Grandfather’s poems, put one to a piece of his music and name an album after it.
Accompanied by his trusty acoustic foot stomp box, Stompy and his foot tambourine, Tamby, Liam recorded his debut album, The Pessimist & The Optimist at Airlock Studiosin Brisbane with Producer Yanto Browning (Art of Sleeping, Kate Miller-Heidke) and had the tracks mastered by ARIA winning William Bowden (Gotye). Liam also enlisted a very talented bunch of musicians The Handsome Devils to perform on the album. The band brought great power, dynamic and space to the songs, a sound that has now been replicated in the bands live shows.
“The Handsome Devils truly brought their own sound to the songs and from there our Progressive Folk Rock sound was born.” – Liam Bryant
Drawing inspiration from both classical guitar training and a love of progressive rock, Liam has brought a distinct new sound to the singer-songwriter genre. With his unique melodies and classical guitar acoustic styling’s it’s hard not to be moved by his music.
“I think it is important as a songwriter to be writing songs that not only have a special meaning to yourself, but can be interpreted numerous ways by different individuals. Relating and connecting to something someone else has written, sung or has said is what being a human is all about.” – Liam Bryant
“Conflict” is the second single from The Pessimist & The Optimist. It was written in a time of melancholy for Liam and delves into themes of loneliness, not fitting in and feeling uncertain about ones life and direction.
Liam Bryant & The Handsome Devils will playing a very special hometown launch to celebrate the release of “Conflict”on July 21 at The Foundry in Brisbane which will be followed by a video release and more shows to be announced.
“CONFLICT” SINGLE LAUNCH
FRIDAY JULY 21ST | THE FOUNDRY | BRISBANE, QLD