Not every post-hardcore band will list everyone from Rage Against The Machine & Terrence McKenna to Tool & Bob Dylan as the influences to their sound, but Brisbane’s Deadlights have been working hard to prove they are anything but just another post-hardcore band. The four piece have announced their debut album Mesma will be released on the 21st of April 2017 via Greyscale Records. You can pre-order the album here.
Having crafted a sound and live show that is truly unique, Deadlights have been given the opportunity to share the stage with everyone from Confession to Silverstein, and from Every Time I Die to Dance Gavin Dance. They became the band people go home and instantly tell their friends about, and now, with the announcement of their debut album, and the release of the single Invisible Hands, the weight has been put behind those words.
“There is a natural energy transference that occurs between all things. Mesma is an exploration into the relationship between the erratic chaos of life and the hypnotic undertones of order” vocalist Dylan Davidson explains.
“Everybody in the world has negative memories. They pop up when we least expect it and terrify us like being grabbed in the dark. They get caught playing on loop in our brains, distorting our ability to love ourselves. This a song for anybody who’s brain projects negative images of themselves. Who need help but won’t accept it. We are here for you, because in the words of Friedrich Nietzsche ‘It is invisible hands that torment and bend us the worst’”
Deadlights have spent their years defining themselves by their DIY ethic, which as Davidson continues, reflects in their signing to Greyscale Records. “As soon as we heard that Greyscale came into existence we thought ‘They’re the ones for us’. The music scene needs a rad grass roots company to change it up. We are going to make waves together.”
For the past 9 years, Dylan Davidson, Tynan Reibelt, and Joshua O’Callaghan have been working together to develop a sound that is truly their own, and with the recent addition of Sean Prior, the band has truly found themselves and now, after years of slow, calculated steps, the band walked into Loose Stones Studios with Andy Marsh of Thy Art Is Murder, and walked out with their Greyscale Records debut.
Deadlights can be caught live on the upcoming dates:
Saturday, 18th March: Blacktown Masonic Hall, Sydney AA
Friday, 24th March: Evs Youth Centre, Croydon AA
Saturday, 25th March: Bang Nightclub, Melbourne 18+
Friday, 21st April: Crowbar, Brisbane 18+ (Album Launch)
Mesma will be released on the 21st of April 2017 via Greyscale Records – Pre-orders available now
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