Northlane have released their new stand-alone single “Vultures” today via UNFD. Northlane’s most aggressive track in years, “Vultures” is the band at their dark and scathing best – but entirely on their own terms.
There’s a vulture waiting to pick at my bones and bury me alive.
Confronting those who’ve tried to contain Northlane over the years, “Vultures” is a frantic purge of frustration and bile, carried forth by the band at their heavy best. Northlane frontman Marcus Bridge has been on the receiving end of wild expectation and criticism ever since he stepped up to the microphone in 2014 and he’s had enough.
“The main message is not having to live up to someone’s expectations or live within someone’s idea of what you should be,” says Bridge. “It stems from a built-up number of things over the last few years that comes with people expecting what we are supposed to sound like as a band since I’ve come on board. A lot of that stuff that has given us this feeling to want to talk about it. It’s important to be true to yourself and not let anyone mould you in a way that isn’t the way you want to be.
“Just being able to talk about this subject at a point in time now where I see Northlane as being our band now, I don’t feel like the new guy anymore. It feels like we are finally doing us and it’s all feeling a lot more natural.”
After announcing they’d be taking time out from the Australian touring circuit in early-2018, Northlanehad their first real break in years. During this downtime music was never far from their collective minds and feeling inspired and invigorated again, “Vultures” was created.
To bring Vultures to life, Northlane returned to their roots in Western Sydney and recorded the instruments at Chris Blancato’s studio (the same place they recorded the instruments for Hollow Existence and the single “Rot”) with vocals laid down at Electric Sun Studios with Dave Petrovic (where Discoveries was recorded). The band also introduced some new faces into the recording process with Drew Fulk (Motionless in White, Pop Evil) co-producing the track with the band and mixing handled by Adam “Nolly” Getgood (Periphery).
Bridge too has his own personal history at Electric Sun Studios, recording there a decade prior, and revisiting both their pasts really cemented his place within Northlane.
“It was really special to come back Electric Sun and merge mine and Northlane’s history together,” he finishes.
The band will also be returning to the UK this November for the Never Say Die Tour.
You can see Northlane at the following dates:
4th November Koko London
5th November SWX Bristol
6th November Club Academy Manchester
7th November Asylum Birmingham
Tickets on sale now.
Northlane released their previous album Mesmer in March 2017 as a surprise to fans, which debuted at #3 on the ARIA Chart and earned the band their second ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal album that same year. In 2018, Mesmer has been on to be nominated for an AIR award for Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album, as well as Best Artwork at the Heavy Music Awards.
“Vultures” is available now on limited edition vinyl (only 300 copies worldwide) and on all streaming services.
Northlane – “Vultures” is out now on UNFD.
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GUNSHIP RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO
ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘DARK ALL DAY’
In true Gunship fashion, the band have dusted off the VHS – both video and track are a tribute to the cult 1987 film ‘The Lost Boys’ and feature one of the film’s stars Mr. Timmy Cappello – the sexy sax man himself. Timmy provides a blistering performance on the track and also appears in the video, which sees him reprise his original role from ‘The Lost Boys’ some 30 years later.
Quote from Tim Cappello:
“Gunship’s track ‘Dark All Day’ is one of the funkiest tracks I’ve ever played on. The groove is brooding and dark but there’s so much passion & power to it, it moves so well, I couldn’t stop dancing while I was playing on it. And going doubletime during the choruses, pure genius. The guest singer, Indiana, has so much personality, her voice is so perfect for this, I think she’s AMAZING! It was so much fun to reprise my role in The Lost Boys, 30 years later, I kinda felt like a kid again, the hips are holding up :D.”
The video and track also features UK singer/songwriter Indiana on vocals, best known for her chart topping song ‘Solo Dancing’ and album ‘No Romeo’.
Conceptually, the new video sees Gunship return to The Lost Boys’ fictional town of ‘Santa Carla’ in order to play a show. Unfortunately the years have not been kind to Santa Carla and the town’s infamous vampire infestation has worsened considerably. It’s all going to OK though – GUNSHIP have brought the world’s most notorious vampire slayers along for the ride as their personal bodyguards…
The new video pays homage to numerous well known vampire slayer characters, including Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Blade, Seth Gecko from ‘Dusk til Dawn’, and the Frog brothers from the original film. The video culminates in the ‘death’ of Gunship, and their undead resurrection.
The video is created in Japanese anime style by ‘Angry Metal Studios’ but, significantly, it switches to live action for the finale – this is the first time that Gunship have revealed themselves, having never appeared in any of their previous videos.
Gunship are well-known for their impressive collaborations with previous material featuring the likes of John Carpenter (director/composer), Lee Hardcastle (The ABC’s of Death, [Adult Swim], 20th Century Fox), Charlie Simpson, Lou Hayter (New Young Pony Club), Martin Grech, Stella Le Page, Miami Nights 1984, Make Up And Vanity Set, Carpenter Brut and more.
The new album ‘Dark All Day’ sees the band expand on this by collaborating with the likes of tattoo artist, model, musician, author, entrepreneur, and television personality Kat Von D, who provides a seething and haunting vocal collaboration on track ‘Black Blood Red Kiss’. Elsewhere on the album, ‘When You Grow Up Your Heart Dies’ features an innovative segment in which fans submitted recordings of themselves giving uplifting statements, led by self-proclaimed ‘King of the Nerds’ Wil Wheaton (The Big Bang Theory, Star Trek, Stand By Me…).
Similarly, the band channel their love for all things cyberpunk on the track ‘Woken Furies’ which is a tribute to and features voice-over from renowned science fiction author Richard K. Morgan (Altered Carbon). In addition, ‘Art3mis & Parzival’ is written in tribute to the book ‘Ready Player One’, which was recently brought to the screen by Steven Spielberg. The genuine 8-bit pixel art video for ‘Art3mis & Parzival’ was released in April, garnering effusive praise from no less than the author of ‘Ready Player One’ himself Ernest Cline, who described it as “Badass”.
Popular UK artist Una Healy (The Saturdays) also contributes vocals on the album.
‘Dark All Day’ is availble for pre-order now. The album contains 13 tracks and is available in a deluxe limited edition 180g double-gatefold 45 rpm vinyl set with special lenticular cover, as well as in a brand new Special Edition ‘16-Bit Box Set’ which includes signed CD and a plethora of new GUNSHIP goodies.
Upon pre-ordering the album listeners will receive two instant downloads ‘Dark All Day’, and ‘Art3mis & Parzival’.
GUNSHIP is Dan Haigh, Alex Westaway andAlex Gingell. Gunship’s sound is created with vintage analogue synthesizers and other retro electronic gear from the 1980s. Driven and inspired by nostalgia for a bygone era, Gunship harness this retro approach to birth something fresh and new. Their sound is sonically diverse – blending sweeping fluorescent synth lines with fever pitched and adrenalizing electric bass arpeggios.
Dan Haigh from Gunship describes their sound as “a neon soaked, late night, sonic getaway drive, dripping with luscious analogue synthesizers, cinematic vocals and cyberpunk values, exploding from the front cover of a dusty plastic VHS case which has lain forgotten since 1984.”
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MOON PANDA PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘RABBIT’ AT IT’S NICE THAT
Today, Moon Panda have premiered their visually stunning new video by animators Andrew Khosravani and Rosanna Wan at It’s Nice That. The band contacted Khosravani after seeing his work for Citadel Festival in 2017. It’s Nice That have described the video as taking you “on a weird and wonderful journey through space and time“.
Maddy of Moon Panda explains the brief given: “We gave him very little direction because we wanted him to do his own thing and run wild with it. We pretty much just said think: space jungle. Vibrant colors & otherworldly adventure“.
Khosravani said on the collaboration: “Ioften get contacted with requests for similar sorts of stuff but I haven’t really worked on many music videos in the past mainly because I have this idea in my head of what kind of music video I would like to make and the songs don’t usually match that idea. However the second I heard the song I knew it was a banger and was very very excited about the idea of working on it. It’s a fantastic tune after all.”
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