Porcine Assembly Line is a solo music project from Australian musician Brodie Roberts, started in the second half of 2018. From 2010 to 2012, Brodie was a fixture of his local music scene in Bendigo, Victoria; playing live with two wild, abrasive alternative-rock bands. By the end of 2012 he was a drug-added mess, leaving both his home town and the music scene to get his life back in order. Since 2017, he has been writing and recording music with a renewed clarity and drive. Porcine Assembly Line has been through several incarnations. In Porcine Assembly Line (Version 1), Brodie produced a pair of Alt-Rock EPs: The Darkest Place and Transmutation Valley. In Version 2, Brodie has switched to releasing regular singles. The first 2 of these singles were released in September and October of 2019 under a different name. They should be available on this artist page shortly. In November 2019, Porcine Assembly Line will be releasing a new single called Red.
Carnivorous Me is a deeply personal song about substance abuse and the ever-shifting perspective of the addict. It is heavily inspired by Brodie’s own journey with drugs and alcohol, and shifts tone throughout to reflect his path back to sobriety. As the title suggests, the lyrics are written within the context of a metaphor, namely a carnivorous diet.
Musically, Carnivorous Me blends the existing Alternative Rock style of Brodie’s previous releases with elements of Industrial, Hip-hop and Hardcore Punk, for a sound that is relentlessly dark and often aggressive.
Carnivorous Me will be released on the 13th of September 2019. Until then, please enjoy this earlier track entitled Biofilm.