“Sometimes you meet a band you want to grab by the cheeks and say hey, you’re doing good son. Northbourne Flats are one of those bands” – Dave McCarthy, Canberra Music Blog
“These lads can conjure up a serious wall of noise” – Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J
After the unprecedented success of their last release, Northbourne Flats are firing up again with a brand new single called Paralysed. The Canberra based folk-rock group have refined their arsenal of shimmering vocal harmonies, bright acoustic guitars and an erupting rhythm section with this latest release.
The song starts as a gentle stroll but soon finds itself exploring far and wide as it traverses a variety of sonic terrain. Paralysed puts you behind the eyes of a sufferer of sleep paralysis as their waking nightmare unfolds around them and trauma from their real life begins to seep into the dream.
This release also represents a first for Northbourne Flats as their first song to have a feature artist. Ruby Delgado brings to the table stunning lead lines one moment and rich vocal harmonies the next, adding her own unique touch to the band’s sound.
Northbourne Flats are just a bunch of best friends from Canberra trying to navigate the tricky world of love, death, and moving out of your parents place before the age of 25. They’re tired of the old cliches of rock bands getting drunk, getting laid and being all macho. “Why would you do that?” they ask, “When instead, you could get up early, shake your life partner firmly by the hand, make some rad tunes with your friends and ponder life. Like… do you ever think about why the only time you’ve seen your old man cry in the 20 odd years you’ve known him was when he got drunk watching The Shawshank Redemption?” Northbourne Flats thinks about it.
Since 2015, Northbourne Flats have developed a unique package of original art, first class recordings and raucous live shows, and have performed alongside the likes of Young Monks, The Tipsy Scholars, Borneo and Jack Biilman.
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