After Life is the new EP from South African self-proclaimed Flash Rockers MARENE, a youthful, monumental rock n’ roll band that lights up any stage with a bold show and contagious, fun attitudes.
After the success of the release of their eerie and peculiar EP, Something’s Out There, the group decided to entrench themselves in a second EP that is powerful, heart-wrenching and hot-blooded. After Life represents MARENE, their Magnum Opus. The band topped their game with blazing production from their very own Tyler Duggan as he explains, “I started the process with this EP in April 2021 just shortly after the release of the first EP “Something’s Out There”. We wrote some killer songs and had the goal of pushing out a killer with zero filler before the end of the year. I wanted to push the boundaries of my production skills and incorporate more guitars, synths, backing vocals and string progressions. The EP needed to be dense and filled with multi-layered sonic harmonies.”
Lead guitarist Arian Helm add’s, “Recording the lead guitar tracks for “After Life” was such a phenomenal experience. It felt great to be back in the studio, the songs on this EP give me goosebumps every time I listen to them. I feel proud to have been a part of it, and I am completely satisfied with the way they have turned out.
After Life could mean many things—not just life after death. Generally considered for the EP, After Life represents the life that exists beyond substance abuse and parties, the realization that the life you are living is not sustainable and will inevitably cause your downfall. The EP works through emotions and fears associated with life-changing events—the life after the life you knew.
Watch the video for Beyond The Night Sky
After Life is available now on all digital platforms
- White Midnight
- Everybody Loves Tequila
- Beyond The Night Sky
- The Devil Is You
- No Man’s Land (The Sky Is On Fire)
- Mixed Signals
With a razor-sharp voice and an intricate rhythm guitar, frontman, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Tyler Duggan takes the front of the stage by storm with high energy and cheeky dance moves.
To the right, with a thundering voice and jazz-rooted bass playing is Ozzey Padayachee, the bassist that growls.
If the frontman isn’t taking front stage, the lead guitarist Arian Helm steps into the spotlight, running shreds and dinosaur bends. In the middle of an epic guitar solo, he shoots sparks from the headstock of his guitar into great heights.
Steadily behind the band is Skye Nagel, but his shy soul doesn’t hide there, he thrives there. He makes sure he is heard with fist-pumping strikes.
Filling gaps with arpeggiators and lead synths, is Maronay Todkill, but don’t be fooled by her stature—dynamite comes in small packages.