New Song Of The Day: Proteins Of Magic – Hopeful Symphony

Let’s get Friday started with this new song from Proteins Of Magic. The song is a Hopeful Symphony.

Also, be on the lookout for this Kiwi band’s debut album, due out August 16th. Here’s the blurb with more:

Hopeful Symphony’ follows POM’s debut single ‘One More Thing’ which was released last month. Described by New Zealand’s Under the Radar as a “sweeping and emotive first official single from POM, launched with a superbly mind-melting self-made claymation video”. ‘One More Thing’ was also featured as the Video of The Day in who noted, “This incredible ‘claymation’ video was painstakingly created by the artist, Kelly Sherrod. The music provides a haunting electropop landscape to a personal pandemic tale.”

From a recent live show with Jakob, Ambient Light describes her one-woman performance, “Rhythmic breaths and gasps cut our chat short, and we head inside as Proteins of Magic (aka Kelly Sherrod) layers the first track of the evening. Wearing an all-white, tight latex top, she stood alone with her keyboard amidst an ever-growing wall of sound. Deep, sampled drum hits stumble around her bellowing siren song, cutting in and out on command with complete fluency. Impressions bring to mind Grimes with hints from the darker undertones of Tricky.”

Splitting time between NZ and Nashville, Tennessee, Kelly most recently played bass and toured across Europe and America with Grammy and Academy Award winner Ryan Bingham. She also released three individual art gallery collections on canvas in recent years. Winning “most promising female musician award” at the NZ Rockquest in high school, Kelly went on to study at Elam art school before making her debut into the NZ music scene fronting Punches with James Duncan (2003-09) and playing bass with Dimmer’s Shayne Carter (2007-09), which also included touring America with The Brian Jonestown Massacre. It was in 2009 when Kelly moved to Nashville, devoting herself to painting, recording in her home studio and touring. Soon after her son’s birth and the experiences that followed, Kelly found her personal drive and artistic ammunition to express her stories with music and visual art.

Proteins of Magic are currently touring across New Zealand in support of their solo-debut.


Saturday July 24th, Pyramid Club, Wellington Saturday August 14th, Audio Foundation, Auckland **Saturday 11th September – Blue Smoke, Christchurch **Saturday 18th September – San Fran, Wellington **Friday 24th September – Mercury Theatre, Auckland **Saturday 25th September – Mercury Theatre, Auckland **Saturday 2nd October – Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin Friday October 15th Paisley Stage, Napier, Supporting Desbot ** supporting DIMMER

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