Upon your first listen to The Faim’s debut album State Of Mind, you might be tempted to think both in the present and the immediate future. Sure, the Aussie pop-rock band might have a sound built for the present in that singles like “Summer Is A Curse” simply sound on huge alternative radio right now, but the futuristic aspect of their sound is that they’re only getting started. For such a young band, they’ve got all the potential in the world.
Having just reached the home stretch of a NA co-headlining tour with Stand Atlantic, the band stopped by TNF HQ to chat with us about their comparisons to Panic! At The Disco, the band’s debut record, and their arena-ready pop-rock sound. Give it a listen below – when this band is playing arenas, you can remember where you heard about The Faim first.
A willingness to experiment with genre conventions is generally one of the most important traits a band can have, and that goes tenfold for rock bands. One listen to Northlane’s fifth full-length album Alien and it’s clear something is different. Whether it’s the more prominent electronic flourishes or even the band’s obvious drum and bass influence on tracks like “4-D”, it’s clear the band has continued to evolve and progress their sound, while still retaining the core tenets of what makes Northlane special. Clearly we’re not the only ones who have noticed, as Alien has received some of the best reviews of any Northlane album to date.
For a band that’s already racked up multiple ARIA awards in their home continent and influenced a legion of newer rock and metal bands, Northlane are both secure in who they are now as well as unafraid to blaze new trails. We were able to sit down with guitarist and founding member of Northlane, Jon Deiley, for a lengthy discussion about the band’s new record – among other important topics. Listen in below, and have a listen to Alien as well.
After working for two and a half years. Indiana death core band, Perpetrators, have finally released their debut album, Fade To Ashes, comprised of blood, sweat, tears, and straight passion. I caught up with member’s Devon Scott and Izaac Daugherty to ask a few questions about their debut album and to snap some promos for the release.
First impressions are everything, and if there’s a sort of test for UK post-hardcore band Static Dress to “pass”, they’ve done so with flying colors on the back of their debut single, “clean.”, which is barely a month old. If you didn’t already know, we’re pretty hooked on the band, and if you’re a fan of bands like Dead Poetic and/or Emery, you’ll find much to enjoy here. Of course, Static Dress is far more than a base RIYL-esque description, so we’ll give the bright young band the floor to answer a few questions about what’s now, and what’s next as well.