EAST TEMPLE AVENUE – Both Sides Of Midnight (2020)

In 2017, guitarist, songwriter and producer Darren Phillips hosted a melodic rock radio show in his native homeland of Australia. Throughout the lifetime of the show, Darren conversed with many artists from across the melodic rock world and inevitably the conversation turned to songwriting and collaboration. These conversations spawned the awesome “Volume One” of The Darren Phillips Project and an ongoing friendship & collaboration between all involved.
In 2018 Phillips approached bass player Dennis Butabi Borg (CRUZH), lead guitarist Philip Lindstrand (FIND ME, ARKADO) and drummer Herman Furin (WORK OF ART) with the idea of doing an entire album together and actually forming a studio band.
For Phillips, having previously worked with Robbie LaBlanc (FIND ME, BLANC FACES) on two other occasions, the American was the first and only choice. Fortunately, LaBlanc agreed and the line-up of new band baptized EAST TEMPLE AVENUE was complete.
Their debut “Both Sides Of Midnight” to be released by AOR Heaven Records, is one of the best Melodic Rock releases of the year.