With all sorts of mysterious chat bots and cryptic videos flying around these past weeks, it’s been an exciting build up to Northlane’s brand new single ‘Citizen’, which finally dropped today when the chat bot decided to get back in contact with anyone who’d previously entered into a weird convo with it.
The new track is out now through UNFD, and shows off a sleek new sound for the band, captured by David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Paramore) at his New Jersey studio.
“Citizen is a song that was written about the First World police state and our willingness to live under the watch of those in power, for their means, while those who blow the lid on it suffer,” guitarist Josh Smith explains.
“Writing this one was quite a mission, we went through five completely different sets of lyrics and the final incarnation of the song was the eighth revision. It took a lot of work but we are proud of it and beyond excited to share it with you all.”
This new track follows the recently-teased ‘M E S M E R’, revealed as part of the chat bot’s scheme, as well as ‘Intuition’, which was played as a surprise for fans at their set at Unify Gathering earlier this year, and has had their huge upcoming national/international tour named after it – dates below.
Northlane 2017 Tour Dates
Presented by UNFD & New World Artists
w/ special guests Hands Like Houses
Wednesday 10th May – Enigma Bar, Adelaide SA
With Void of Vision & Levels
Thursday 11th May – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
With Void of Vision & Winfield
Friday 12th May – The Wool Exchange, Geelong VIC
With Void of Vision & Amberyse
Saturday 13th May – Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights VIC
With Void of Vision & Pridelands
Wednesday 17th May – Academy, Canberra ACT
Thursday 18th May – Home Tavern, Wagga Wagga NSW
Friday 19th May – Uni Bar, Wollongong NSW
With Graves & Vices
Saturday 20th May – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
With Graves & Set Me On Fire
Wednesday 24th May – Coffs Hotel, Coffs Harbour NSW
With Meridian Theory
Thursday 25th May – Miami Tavern, Miami QLD
With Saviour & She Cries Wolf
Friday 26th May – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD
With The Brave & My Friend The Betrayer
(Hands Like Houses not appearing)
The Big Pineapple Music Festival
Saturday 27th May – Big Pineapple Complex, Woombye, QLD