RELEASE DATE: 12/03/2021
The Darren Phillips Project - Volume Two
Once again Australian songwriter/producer Darren Phillips has teamed up with some of the biggest names in melodic rock. "Volume Two" picks up where "Volume One" left off and delivers another ten tracks full of hooks, riffs and killer vocals. In 2016 Darren Phillips hosted a melodic rock radio show in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. His objective was to let the world, or at the very least the local listeners, know that melodic rock was alive and strong and hadn't disappeared completely, like it had on commercial radio airwaves. During the life of the show, Darren interviewed several artists from bands around the world. Inevitably the topic turned to songwriting and with Darren being a songwriter himself, this often led to the sharing of demos or song lyrics. Collaboration ideas soon formed and the path was set for an entire album of songs. "Volume One" was released independently on September 23, 2017. It featured Robin and Mats Eriksson, Ben Webster, Enzo Almanzi, Robbie LaBlanc, Dennis Ward, Herman Furin, Dennis Butabi Borg, Michael Palace, Erik Heikne, Jace Pawlak, Australian glam rock band Sisters Doll, Phil Lindstrand, Andreas Gullstrand and had tracks mastered by Erik Martensson and Harry Hess. The album was an instant critic and fan favourite and went on to make several end of year top album lists. "Volume Two" was inevitable and with songwriting and collaboration well under way, word of its production soon gained interest from respected Australian label MR Records, with whom Darren signed with for its release. "Volume Two" features several returning guest stars along with plenty of new faces and the result is another melodic rock masterpiece, with every collaborator delivering some of their finest performances.