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Logic Defies Logic was founded in Hamilton, New Zealand, in 2011 by guitarist
Ollie Wright, original bassist Matt Hewlett, drummer Dom Ryan and keyboardist
Ian Watson. With many combined years of performing and producing music
under their belts, the band instantly began work composing and developing a
powerful and eclectic ensemble. The group's dedication to writing honest,
expressive music as well as the undeniably charismatic live performances saw
them earn the opening slot for American progressive and instrumental
luminaries Between the Buried and Me and Animals as Leaders.
2013 also saw the release of an instrumental album and the group's
unquenchable desire to flourish initiated the decision to move abroad to
Melbourne, Australia at the end of the year. The search for the right vocalist to
add to the instrumental mix began in mid-2014. Without hesitation the group
enlisted the diversely talented ex-Machete Justice vocalist; Tarquin Keys. From
the first jam, everyone knew it was on like Kong. The circle now complete,
international support slots for HLAH (NZ) Devilskin (NZ) and Rival Sons (US)
quickly followed and the bands new material was enthusiastically received by
rabid new audiences.
The band entered their home base of Backline Studios in May 2016 to begin
recording of their debut album, “MAGIC & SCIENCE”. Produced by guitarist
Wright and mixed by US-based engineer, Shawn Sullivan (The Mars Volta,
Bleeding Through) the six track album will take the listener on a musical journey
that touches on every influence the band has ever absorbed and results in a
unique and hook-laden sonic experience.
2018 saw a few big changes in the LDL camp with bass player Matty departing
the group and new 5-string slinger Simon Harvey stepping boldly into the mix.
Having performed with his band SILENT CIRKUS for 4 years, the technical
wizard slipped into the role with a zen-like confidence and ability. After
supporting BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS on their Australian tour,
LOGIC entered the studio once again with producer/engineer BEAU MCKEE
(CLOSURE IN MOSKOW) to record two new tracks, “SUITS & LADDERS” and
“RUN WITH THE WITCH”, the former of which was accompanied with a hilarious
music video which has received almost 10,000 views. “RUN WITH THE WITCH”
will be released mid 2019.
A band not lacking one iota of musical integrity, Logic Defies Logic is a force of
nature; combining metal, rock, soul, funk and whatever else feels good.
The perfect sonic storm of magic and science.
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logic defies logic
Ollie Wright - Guitar
Tarquin Keys - Vocals
Simon Harvey - Bass
Dom Ryan - Drums
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