The Red Paintings NEW single 'Wasps' takes to the sky!

23 / 10 / 2013
Good news for TRP sky travellers – Air New Zealand has confirmed they love our NEW single ‘Wasps’ and are adding it to their Air New Zealand’s Alt Rock audio channel that will run from Jan 1 – Mar 1, 2014 on every single flight! So get a plane ticket to NZ now and enjoy some TRP in the sky! photo by Susan Weingartner Photography

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TRP announce first tour to CANADA and more USA dates Dec 2013

14 / 10 / 2013
We're excited to announce that on December 11 we'll be playing our first ever Canadian show in Toronto, and will be returning to Nth America for support spots with Space Hog, Sponge and Lionize as part of our Wasps Tour. More shows to be announced including headlining shows. Check out TOUR section for tour date updates and ticket information.

Wednesday December 11 - Lees's - Toronto, ON, Canada
Thursday December 12 - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI, USA
Friday December 13 - Rt. 20 - Racine, WI, USA
Saturday December 14 - Mojoes - Joliet, IL, USA
Sunday December 15 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH, USA

We're also heading back to the United Kingdom and Europe with our Wasps Tour this November/December touring with NY Neo-Punk act Mindless Self indulgence.
We are on the lookout for local artists and human canvases. We want YOU to be a part of our creative circus! Join us live on stage painting to the music or become a piece of living art as one of our human canvases Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to submit 3 of your best artworks or your body


The Red Paintings first major American TV appearance.

11 / 10 / 2013
Check out The Red Paintings first major American TV appearance, which aired October 7th on AXS LIVE TV, reaching 36 million households across the US. Also debuting across the globe the bands NEW 'Wasps'  stage show, designed around government alien conspiracies and much more...Taking us back to 40's Sci-Fi and a very new TRPlook and energy.

Introducing Nicole Fiorentino from The Smashing Pumpkins on bass,April Guthrie on electric cello, Veronica Bellino on drums and your usual music animalsAlix Kol and Trash McSweeney.

New Wasps human canvases Katie Kay Mead & Masako Maxwell and local stage painters Ngene Mwara & Hanzel Haro shared the stage with us during our performance, which included our latest single Wasps and You're Not One Of Them.

TRP full pager in Big Cheese, UK.

11 / 10 / 2013
Full page piece on The Red Paintings in Big Cheese Magazine this month in the UK! Our first full pager feature in a major music magazine in the UK. Press has been hitting hard all over Europe now with perfect score reviews on the new album all over.  UK, Russian and Europe tour dates have been announced go to TOUR section for dates and info. 

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New "Wasps" Single added to USA #1 Rock Stations!

11 / 10 / 2013
We made some Red Paintings history in America this week with the band receiving its first high rotation add on 2 American radio stations: Columbia's #1 rock station WARQ Rock 93-5 and Tucson's #1 rock station 92.1 KFMA

*UPDATE: With only 2 weeks into its first ads on major US rock stations in USA. Tucson's #1 rock station Rock 92 KFMA has announced our new single ‘Wasps’ has become the NUMBER ONE most requested track for the station, taking out new tracks from AFI, Pearl Jam and a perfect circle. The station playing the song now 25 times a week. Which means not only is ‘Wasps’ picking up a lot of airplay in the US but people are actually connecting to a new band and song, which is a mission all on its own. Not often a band like us gets this kind of attention. Check out the stations hit lists below.

You can request our latest single Wasps from WARQ now on their request line: (803) 695-9935 and you can request Wasps from KFMA by tweeting your love for Wasps via @KFMA

First American TV Appearance

02 / 10 / 2013
With rehearsals in L.A complete we are gearing up for our first American TV appearance tomorrow night for AXSLive TV and a debut performance from Nicole Fiorentino from The Smashing Pumpkins playing bass for us and we also debut our NEW "Wasps" stage show.

We have locked in some incredible US artists to paint live on stage with us and be painted as Human Canvases. Check out their submitted artworks below. We would like to welcome to the stage artists Jeff McMillan, Hanzel Haro, Ngene Mwaura and HC Masako Maxwell & Katie Kay Mead.

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Painting by Jeff McMillan

Nicole Fiorentino from The Smashing Pumpkins to join TRP on Bass duties!

27 / 09 / 2013
We are very excited to announce bassist Nicole Fiorentino from The Smashing Pumpkins will be joining The Red Paintings and rocking out on stage with us as our Bass Geisha Girl as part of our new 'Wasps' stage show. Catch us on October 7th when we debut the new single ‘Wasps’ live for our first major TV appearance on AXS TV, reaching 36 million households across the US . NOW your chance to be a part of this incredible experience… We are on the lookout for painters and human canvases to join us for the show to paint on stage with the music which will be shot on Oct 2nd in Hollywood studios at 3pm. Submit your works and/or body to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or The Red Paintings Stage Painters and Human Canvas Page and become a part of our creative circus. 


Check out Nicole's personal links:
Nicole Fiorentino Facebook
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The Smashing Pumpkins

Check out AXS TV here:
AXS TV Facebook
AXS TV Website

The new single 'WASPS' available on iTunes world wide now

12 / 08 / 2013
New single 'Wasps' taken from the forthcoming debut album 'The Revolution Is Never Coming'. The new single available on iTunes world wide now. New album 'The Revolution Is Never Coming" released world wide October 1.


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The Red Paintings new music video "Wasps” is premièring exclusively on MTV TODAY,

29 / 07 / 2013
AMERICA! The Red Paintings new music video "Wasps” is premiering exclusively on mtvU TODAY, July 10. Beginning at 6:00am EST the video will be played every hour, on the hour, for 24 hours on the MTV channel. The edgy new video was directedand produced by singer/songwriter Trash McSweeney featuring a subconscious world of government conspiracies and human psychological testing set to a dramatic fast-paced sci-fi drama that will lead you into the twilight zone. The music video also being showcased on the big screen at Roswell, New Mexico International film festival. The bands highly anticipated new full-length studio album The Revolution Is Never Coming will see an American release on October 1st through The End Records with pre orders announced this month. The act is currently on tour across the US supporting ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. The band is currently seeking submissions from artists and human canvases, to curate the live onstage art show for their stateside musical performances. To submit visit The Red Paintings Stage Painters and Human Canvas Page and/or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and submit three jpegs of your art. Check out for a full tour

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Here is what the folks at MTV had to say about our new video: "To say that experimental art rock band The Red Paintings have a flair for the dramatic is an understatement. The group, the brainchild of Trash McSweeney, is well known for their raucous, bizarre and engaging live performances so we were definitely looking forward to seeing their latest video for “Wasps.” The result is a dark, cinematic and slightly disturbing clip that is not dissimilar in spirit to work from Nine Inch Nails or 30 second to mars. Watch our new video on the mtvU home page now!

First band to have a CINEMA and IMAX commercial for their album release on the big screen!

01 / 07 / 2013
Making a little history being the first band to have a CINEMA and IMAX commercial for their album release on the big screen! Weird to see our heads so god damn big and to see such huge previews of our unreleased music videos to come! Showing at all sessions at Sth Bank Cinema, Brisbane for month of June.


TRP dominate LIVE REVIEWS across Australia!

26 / 06 / 2013
Live reviews all over Australia have been talking up 'The Red Paintings' incredible new stage show and energy. Here are a few. In Brisbane’s 'Time-Off' Magazine this week, full review and live shots. "...TRP are seriously far too underrated as technically intricate players and as an encompassing live show...."

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In Melbourne for what is probably the best live review of a TRP show we have ever read from your city. ".. This is a band that deserves more. More recognition, more fans, more album sales, more airplay.For the amount of imaginative input and obvious creative thoroughness, The Red Paintings are exceptional entertainment.The Red Paintings are multifaceted, ingenious and above all they are a creative force the catchall termed alternative local and overcrowded scene mostly lacks. If you have not heard of The Red Paintings yet, do yourself a favor and intensely Google that shizz. We do not think you’ll be disappointed when you find that the five piece, originally from Geelong, relocated to Brisbane and then dabbled with living in LA, have just returned to the motherland after a massive US tour supporting Mindless Self Indulgence.."

Read Full Article HERE
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And in Sydney Thank you for what is probably the best live review of a TRP show we have ever read period. "The Red Paintings is more than just a live show - it's an entire art exhibition. Seeing The Red Paintings live is an experience like no other. I can't even find the words to describe how I felt after seeing them. I will say this though, it was over all too soon and I can't wait to escape with The Red Paintings again, and again, and again..."

Read Full Article HERE

TRP confirmed to play YNOT? FESTIVAL, UK.

26 / 06 / 2013
The Red Paintings will be joining the biggest and most respected indie rock festival in the UK - YNOT FESTIVAL. Playing SATURDAY AUGUST 3, 7PM. Just a few of the many acts on the festival bill: The Darkness, Horrors, ASH, the Cribs. Mystery Jets, Electric Six and many more. UK August side shows announced shortly.


TRP hit the cover of X-Press Magazine

21 / 06 / 2013
TRP make the cover of this weeks X-Press Magazine in Perth.  Australian shows are alsmost sold out across the country!  Make sure to get your tickets now.

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TRP dominates front cover of MX across Australia!

21 / 06 / 2013
This week Trash, Alix and local artist, Lexi Land did a photoshoot in Sydney that graced the covers of MX across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

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Victim Of Sound release a rave album review

21 / 06 / 2013
We are on a perfect roll here it's pretty damn amazing! "...It takes a minute or two to compose yourself once The Revolution is Never Coming finishes. You’ll be left adrenalized, yet exhausted, but in no way ready to give up. I’m pretty sure I’ve just witnessed a great moment in music history…" - Christine Caruana (Victim Of Sound)

Read Full Article HERE

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21 / 06 / 2013
Another perfect score review. It seems this album is on fire and its not even been released, yet!"...The Red Paintings and their debut album The Revolution Is Never Coming is phenomenal. There is no other word to describe the sheer majestic, dynamic, out of this world orchestral sound and nature of this Brisbane quintet."

Read Full Article HERE


AAA Backstage music website review the new TRP album... 10 out of 10 stars

21 / 06 / 2013
Yet ANOTHER perfect score review! This is kinda blowing all our minds is like this album can do no wrong and yet it is still yet to be released..."The range of musical ideas on The Revolution is Never Coming is quite simply, staggering, and will have your head in a spin if you can stand the pace. From the delicate piano and strings of opener 'Vampires', to the crushing metal bawling of second track 'Dead Children', and the fairy-folk flitterings of 'Dead Adult' (noticing a pattern here?) the scope is mind boggling. Allow yourself to slide deep into the belly of the beast – it's quite the ride."

Read Full Article HERE

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TRP now on sale throughout Kmart America!

21 / 06 / 2013
Thanks to the End Records and SONY Records the new TRP EP “You’re not one of them” is now on sale throughout Kmart America. Stay tuned for new releases through out Kmart and other US retailers in coming months.

To order online click HERE

Donor albums sent to fans across the world

21 / 06 / 2013
Those who donated to the album have started opening their mail boxes to a pleasant surprise. Received your copy yet? If so post a picture on our Facebook of your pretty faces with the album. The album is released nation wide through out Australia only this Friday June 7th at all record stores and digital music outlets. Rest of the world release dates and info announced next week.

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TRP graces the cover of Sydney's City Hub

21 / 06 / 2013
TRP graced the cover of Sydney’s Newspaper City Hub - today. Photo shoot taken in Sydney this week with super talented Painters, Lexi Land & Eddy Taylor as you can see creating some incredible art on local human canvases Jessica Coombes & Heidi Yuko Lincoln. SYDNEY! On Weds June 12 we'll be back in your fine city and are on the look out for a HUMAN CANVAS and a PAINTER/ARTIST to join us in a photo shoot and TV appearance for a cover photo shoot for MX at 1pm and also at 2:30 pm for a TV appearance with TRP playing live for Music Feeds were you would be painting in real time to the music in a music studio. Readership of 80,000 people so you'll get your art and fine body on front cover and in front of the masses oh and you'll get to meet my new alien foetus "Jimmy Urine". Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hit us up on fadbook to be a part of the shoot and TV Show.

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Hhhappy music website review the new TRP album... 5 out of 5 stars

21 / 06 / 2013
And another perfect score review. This ones come from hhhappy music website. "...This album is overwhelming and terrifying in all the right ways, it pushes you to the brink of isolation but there is a vague sense that just beyond your line of sight there is a safety net to catch you. There is a physical impact when listening to The Revolution Is Never Coming, something that is a rare occurrence in any music these days, let alone from a debut.
The English language is lacking when it comes to describing this album; the best advice is just to sit back, strap yourself in and be prepared for one hell of a musical journey."

Read Full Article HERE
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"Revolution" album displays take over Australian record stores

21 / 06 / 2013
Pop into your local music retail stores to find TRP "The Revolution Is Never Coming" album displays right across Australia. 

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TRP album posters hit cities across Australia

21 / 06 / 2013
TRP's debut album artwork created by Scott Shiedly has hit billboards and poster walls across cities and towns throughout Australia on the album's release.  Retail outlets have been selling out of stock by the hour cross country.  Worldwide release dates TBA!

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Rolling Stone Magazine review the new TRP album

19 / 06 / 2013
Rolling Stone Mag gave the album 4 out of 5 stars and a hell of a review. So glad I didn't give up on this album. It's opening up doors around the world for The Red Paintings that I never imagined I'd be able to walk through. Thanks Angela K Allan for the killer review. "...Grandiose absinthe-soaked delirium never wavers". With that the Album is actually out in OZ first June 7. There are gigantic colored posters out over all major cities, we have adverts in the cinema and this Sat June 8th is my day of birth and the day we kick off the first show of our Australia and then world tour (tour dates on our Website). Life is crazy awesome! Last chance to get an exclusive signed copy fromJB Hi-Fi (If a red signed CD is delivered you get an exclusive invite to an acoustic show before the main show in your city on the bands JUNE AU tour)


TRP announced as support for ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead American tour July 2013

19 / 06 / 2013
We are very very excited to announce TRP are touring America this July as support for ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead!. Sadly this means our Japanese tour in July is postponed to further notice. YES we are NOW on the lookout for artists and human canvases to join us on stage for this exclusive shows and we want YOU to become a part of our creative circus. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with 3 of your artworks or your body to submit and you could be joining us live on stage...... So many amazingly talented local artists have been submitting to paint on our recent tours across the globe, their artworks have been blowing all of us away, check them out here on The Red Paintings Stage Painters and Human Canvas Page

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