“If you stop searching, that’s the biggest risk you take in life. You’re stuck in that one moment forever. Everyone is always searching for something new; hunting for that new thrill. That need/desire is even deeper if you’re a songwriter, so the moment you settle for something, you stagnate. We’re not about to let that happen to us.”

Stone Parade vocalist Greg Byrne is wise beyond his years. While he may look fresh-faced and inexperienced, as the front for a collection of strapping young rhythmic rockers from Sydney, Australia discusses the modus behind both band and latest venture—independent sophomore full-length Stratosphere—he confirms one simple fact: this isn’t a group of vacuous rookies. Stone Parade’s innate drive is just as pummeling, impassioned and fertile as it is consciously adventurous and complex.

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