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.