The Revolution Is Never Coming (Album)

by The Red Paintings

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Michael Mueller
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Michael Mueller There's no such thing as gradation within the concept of uniqueness, but when it comes to albums like this, there really ought to be.

This is brilliantly bonkers.

A passionate hyper-blend of the Pumpkins, Muse, NIN and rock-opera, this is one man's vision brought lovingly to life over 5 years, with scores of musicians and absurd amounts of crowd-funded money.

Beyond that, it's almost indescribable.

This is the ultimate buried treasure. I feel blessed to have it on vinyl. Favorite track: Wasps.
TONY ZAGORAIOS WHAT AN ALBUM? Im searching the last hours to put a label on that masterpiece and its not efficient. Multiple musical influences and a great variety on styles and vocal approaches. This is a record that is not easy to need some serious amount of time to understand its beauty!! Favorite track: Dead Children.
Judy Humphries
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Judy Humphries Intricate, lavish art-punk masterpiece; the studio album is a splendid performance in its own right and yields new treasures with every listen. Prepare to be deposited firmly outside your comfort zone; throw away the key. Favorite track: Dead Adults.
Brian Franklin
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Brian Franklin A phenomenal album that left me pretty speechless when I first heard it. Unbelievable arrangements, lyrics and direction. Eager for their next album! Favorite track: You're Not One Of Them.
Andrew Gammage
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Andrew Gammage What a journey, artistic and fresh with a gothic feel and maybe even a steampunk vibe. Worth a listen if you like to get comfortable outside your comfort zone... Favorite track: Streets Fell Into My Window.
Dead Adults 07:26
Wasps 04:03
Walls 04:22
Hong Kong 08:50
Rain 04:10


The Red Paintings' highly anticipated debut studio album. 13 tracks recorded over 8 studios around the world, includes a 35 piece orchestra, choirs, french horns, harps, theremins and more...This is the album we have waited too long to feel. To be released across the world in multiple packaging options in 2014.

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released October 10, 2014

Trash McSweeney - vocals, guitar, bass, piano, synth, glockenspiel
Ellen Stancombe - lead violin, backing vocals
Andy Davis - drums
Ryan Ven Gennip - bass
Dave Sue Yek - lead cello
Naomi Brett - harp
John Carpenter - trombone
Neridah Costenbroek - piano
Jenna Breen - french horn
Tim Francis - trumpet
Alice Wheeler - trumpet
Rosa Sottie - bassoon
Timothy Tate - moog theremin
Celia O'Danger - backing vocals (vampires are chasing me)
Studio painters - Sundari Mitchell, Moogie
Josh Engelking - drums (streets fell into my window, walls)
Wayne Jennings - voice over (streets fell into my window)
Lionel Theuniseen (opera man) - end vocals (the revolution is never coming)


Hannah Evans, Natasha Pilbeam, Jack Tivoli, Rosa Sottie, Michelle Freeman, Luke Shaw, Ainsley Dobson, Emily Holt, Adelaide Short, Emma Nightingale, Jessica Neliason, Lana Calnan, Ashley, Hot Coffee, Moshe Papp, Elliot Neville, Alice Wheeler, Timothy Tate, Celia O'Danger, Dave Hooper.


Yvette McKinnon, Jessica Nielson, Katie Adams, Adnrew Chamberlain, Rachael Meredith, Steve June, Natalie Schhimpf, Cristina Zantiv, Priscilla Cocis, Nicholas Jensen, Fiona Laycock, Rob Knaggs, Tiffany Shih, Jennifer Waanders, Katherine Baker, Kathryn Payne, Asher Yanw, Skye McNicol, Francis Parker, Jane Oliver Lange, Helane Ramsey, David Rabinovici, Tommas Gazzola, Camilla Harvey, Neridah Costenbroek, Robyn Weir, Guy Bursle, Janine Costenbroek, Philip Cadell, Marina Levy, Ellen Stancombe

String conductors: David Sue Yek & Trash McSweeney

Produced by Trash McSweeney
Co-produced by John Billington
Engineered and Mixed by Trash McSweeney & Bryan Colstrume (Los Angeles)
First recorded in Brisbane at Alchemix Recording Studios and other studios worldwide from August 07 to January 13
Mixed in Los Angeles at Tranzformer Studios
Mastering by Simon Struthers, Forensix Audio Mastering, Perth, Australia
Cover, Back and insert art painted by Scott Scheidly (
Photos by Gee Greensdale
Photos by Susan Weingartner page 11, 25
Album artwork concept by Trash McSweeney
Album design and image editing by Adele Walker (Bambi Wants Revenge)
String arrangements by Ellen Stancombe and Trash McSweeney
All songs written and composed by Trash McSweeney

C & P 2013 The Red Paintings


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The Red Paintings are a five-piece group (guitar, violin, cello, bass and drums) whose sound evokes everything from child- like lullabies of the future, to tearing, biting, alternative-rock numbers. Their appeal reaches baroque-pop steam-punks, metal-heads, indie-rock fanatics, and beyond.They incorporate multimedia performance art and seek submissions from local painters who join the band on stage ... more

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