Liberties are today rolling out their latest slice of Novacastrian hardcore – the second single from their forthcoming EP ‘Broken.’ The EP is out on April 5 and is available to Pre-Order HERE.
The Novacastrian crew’s guitarist, Ciaran Colgan expanded on the new track’s meaning and intent. “Are You OK is a song about feeling alone, even though sometimes we can see the reasons we are in these states and we may be able to see the way out, we would rather ignore the issue and talk them down as we feel too embarrassed or too proud to deal with what is in front of us. This song is about how these issues in our lives impact us and even though it is hard and we feel like giving up at times, we are always the one who can turn it around for ourselves.”
Previous single from the EP has been given the stamp of approval by Spotify’s Homegrown & Heavy playlist and was added to rotation on The Faction. Heavy Mag also loved the ‘Broken’ EP, stating that “Do you like your music heavy and hitting you like a sledgehammer in the face? If you answered yes then it is time for you to discover Newcastle outfit Liberties and their brand new ‘Broken’ EP. There is certainly nothing soft or placid about this EP, no it is pure brutality and we all like a little bit of that don’t we?”
The Newcastle-based crew started their music career in 2016 with what they self-describe as a “crappy demo”, which they quickly followed up by playing more shows than anyone could possibly poke a stick at. That overzealous/enthusiastic energy paid off, in that they quickly got a name for ourselves as a chaotic, high energy live act. That inspired them to put out their Day to Day 3 track release in late 2016, which resulted in spins on triple j’s Short Fast Loud. Late 2017 saw them release single Til Its Over and then go into hibernation through 2018 to write and record the ‘Broken’ EP.
In that short 2016-2018 time period, Liberties have shared the stage with with a laundry list of both prominent Australian Acts such as The Beautiful Monument, Awaken I Am, Belle Haven, Far Away Stables, Satellites, as well as international acts such as Cute is What We Aim For, Secrets, Slaves, ‘68 and Miss Fortune.