Ivan Beecroft - Liars, Freaks & Fools - Album Review - Alternative Rock from Burwood, Australia

Ivan Beecroft - Liars, Freaks & Fools - Album Review - Alternative Rock from Burwood, Australia
Ivan Beecroft - Liars, Freaks & Fools - Album Review - Alternative Rock from Burwood, Australia

Today, we have the pleasure of featuring Ivan Beecroft, an upcoming artist in the realm of traditional alternative rock, hailing from Burwood, Australia. His latest release, 'Liars, Freaks & Fools,' is a testament to his distinctive character, style, and storytelling prowess.

Ivan Beecroft - Shattered Dreams

Inspired by a story about a country musician who traveled all the way to Nashville with a bunch of songs, an acoustic guitar, and lofty ambitions of becoming a huge star in the country music scene. After landing at the airport he hailed a cab to go to his motel room and soon discovered that the cab driver was a much better country singer than he could ever hope to be. All his dreams of becoming the next Johnny Cash were shattered on this one single cab ride. Two weeks later after various rejections he felt utterly deflated and demoralised, so he sold his guitar at the nearest pawn shop and booked the next available flight home.

I recently discovered Ivan Beecroft and his latest album, 'Liars, Freaks & Fools,' and was immediately drawn to his remarkable journey as an artist. His determination, love, and passion for music are truly commendable, and I hold great respect for individuals who start from scratch and achieve remarkable milestones. Ivan Beecroft's story exemplifies the power of pursuing one's dreams and demonstrates the artist's immense dedication and talent.

'Liars, Freaks & Fools' predominantly embodies the spirit of traditional rock, incorporating political themes and thought-provoking lyrics that evoke reminiscence of legendary albums by Pink Floyd. The album shares striking similarities in terms of concept, song structures, lyrics, vocal style, and overall perspective. As someone who extensively listened to Pink Floyd during my high school years, I find the resemblances between Ivan Beecroft's music and that of Pink Floyd's especially captivating, particularly on this album.

Ivan Beecroft's remarkable achievement lies in his self-sufficiency throughout the album's creation and release process. He wrote, played all instruments, recorded, mixed, engineered, mastered, and produced the entire album himself (if I am not mistaken). This level of commitment and passion is truly inspirational. While this aspect may not immediately resonate with everyone, it undoubtedly plays a crucial role in Ivan's future success. 'Liars, Freaks & Fools' represents a significant step forward in his career, showcasing his potential through traditional rock compositions, vibrant energy, and captivating atmosphere.

Ivan Beecroft, artist photo. Credit: Unknown

'Liars, Freaks & Fools' marks Ivan Beecroft's fifth official release, and it is evident that there is room for growth both musically and technically. Since Ivan handled the recording, mixing, and production himself, the album exhibits an average sound quality with some notable issues in sound balancing, mixing, and mastering. The consistency in sound balance varies between songs. Additionally, to establish long-term success, Ivan should strive to inject more of his character into his musical style, cultivating a distinctive authenticity. As mentioned earlier, some strong influences from traditional and alternative rock bands are still discernible within this album.

Considering these aspects, I genuinely enjoyed listening to 'Liars, Freaks & Fools.' Ivan Beecroft possesses strengths and weaknesses, and I am confident that with time, we will witness his evolution into a musician with professionally recorded and produced albums. Only then can we truly assess his full potential.

Please feel free to explore the links below to learn more about the artist, follow Ivan Beecroft on social media, and subscribe to his channels to show your support and stay updated on his upcoming releases.

Ivan Beecroft, artist photo. Credit: Unknown

In conclusion, the Metalhead Community Team congratulates Ivan Beecroft for the release of 'Liars, Freaks & Fools,' a meaningful album that showcases his dedication to his craft. We extend our best wishes to Ivan Beecroft for a successful future in his musical journey. Thank you for reading.

Ivan Beecroft - Liars, Freaks & Fools (2019) album front cover artwork. Art credit: unknown

Release Info

Artist Name: Ivan Beecroft
Location: Burwood
Release Name: Liars, Freaks & Fools
Release Date: May 11, 2019
Label: Independent
Producer: Ivan Beecroft
Styles: Retro/Rock, Grunge/Pop, Cynical/Rock
Similar To: Nirvana, Soundgarden,The Doors, The Church

Track List:

1. Inequality
2. Deranged
3. Life Goes On
4. A4
5. Shame On You
6. Shattered Dreams
7. The Gypsy Joker
8. Rock This Night Away
9. Bad Company
10. Let It Go


Ivan Beecroft (vocals, guitar, synth, drums, bass)

Ivan Beecroft - Inequality


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