Northlane have released their brand-new single, Talking Heads taken from their highly anticipated fifth studio album, ‘Alien,’ out August 2 via UNFD.
Talking Heads was premiered yesterday on Chinglish via Twitch TV. “Talking Heads talks about the insecurities and anxiety that come with growing up in a violent home with drug addicted parents. That tra uma had made it difficult to express my thoughts and ideas in the past, both emotionally and creatively.”Says vocalist, Marcus Bridge
He adds, “We started working on this song pretty early in the process and I think writing it actually started to erase a lot of that insecurity, helping me open up a lot more for the rest of Alien. I think it’s important to know that there are a lot of people who feel the same way. I hope with this song and the issues talked about on rest of the album, that people will start to feel comfortable opening up about their past, turning it from a weakness to a strength in the process.”
Northlane’s Melbourne show at 170 Russell sold out in 7 days and due to popular demand, a 2nd show has been added on Thursday 17 October. Tickets on sale now.
Exclusive VIP tour packages are now available. These very limited packages are available for 10 people per city at each Australian show and selected cities in the UK and Europe.
The VIP packages include:
– A limited tour edition Alien vinyl
– VIP laminate
– Pre-access to the venue and merch
– Watch soundcheck
– Play the band’s instruments/jam/sing with the band on stage
– Professional photographs of the entire experience
– Signing (unlimited items)
triple j presents
ALIEN WORLD TOUR
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
COUNTERPARTS, SILENT PLANET & VOID OF VISION
FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER – UNSW ROUNDHOUSE, SYDNEY
SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER – TRIFFID, BRISBANE
THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER – 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE – NEW SHOW ADDED
FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER – 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE – SOLD OUT!
SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER – LION ARTS FACTORY, ADELAIDE
SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER – CAPITOL, PERTH
In support of ‘Alien,’ Northlane will be heading to North America for a headline run throughout August and September with Erra, Currents and Crystal Lake. October will see them tour Australia and New Zealand before their European Headline tour in November and December supported by Silent Planet and Void of Vision.
For a band that have traditionally focused on wider issues in the outside world, ‘Alien’ is easily the most personal statement of their career. “I was raised in hell but I made it out,” says Northlane vocalist Marcus Bridge. “Raised in a place I shouldn’t have been, and no child should have been. But I’ve been able to break free.”
While some long-time listeners might assume that the title ‘Alien’ is a continuation of the space and futuristic themes that have characterised previous Northlane albums, it’s instead a reflection of the alienation Bridge felt as a child “who grew up in a weird, unusual household and who was bullied at school because of it”.
Produced by the band themselves, the album was recorded at Chris Blancato’s studio in Sydney, where Northlane recorded their first EP, 2010’s ‘Hollow Existence.’ Bridge did his vocals at Sydney’s Electric Sun Studios, where the quintet made their 2011 debut album, ‘Discoveries.’
For a band marking their 10th anniversary in 2019, ‘Alien’ is a bold leap forward; the work of a group fighting their way out of their corner by moving forward rather than looking back. Their previous three albums may have debuted in the Top 5 in Australia – with Node landing at Number One before going on to win an ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album, an accolade also awarded to Mesmer – but Northlane are in no mood to play it safe.
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