Unitopia release ‘Covered Mirror’

Australia progressive rock icons UNITOPIA have announced the release of ‘Covered Mirror’ – a studio album dedicated to showcasing the band’s reinterpretations of their biggest influences. Including tributes to Yes, Genesis, Supertramp and a stunning rendition of the classic ‘Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft’ by unheralded 70s act Klaatu, the record is a lovingly crafted homage to some of the biggest acts of the prog era.

Fittingly, these tracks are tackled by one of modern prog’s most accomplished artists. Unitopia are one of Australia’s biggest progressive rock exports. Renowned for their melodic, classic fusion of rock, world music and contemporary sounds across Europe, they are icons amongst the progressive rock underground.

Formed in the 1990s by ex-major label exec Mark Trueack and songwriting partner Sean Timms, they have forged a formidable fan base across the world on the strength of a series of well-received albums exploring contemporary progressive rock.

Melding influences as diverse as The Flower Kings, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, Sting and Supertramp, their popularity exploded upon the release of their opus ‘The Garden’ and since then have toured Europe and Australia to adoring audiences.

With a prolific recording history and a passionate audience with an appetite for more, their latest releases have shown the band’s versatility across a myriad of styles – ‘One Night In Europe’ showcases their impressive live stage show at a packed house in the Netherlands during their successful 2011 tour, whilst ‘Covered Mirror’ pays tribute to their influences across a massive deluxe edition release with impeccable production.

2013 will see the band working on a highly-anticipated series of recording projects, before they embark on yet another extensive world tour in 2014.

‘Covered Mirror – Volume 1: Smooth As Silk’ is out now through Bird’s Robe Records.

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