Northlane have released their surprise new album Mesmer today. The album dropped worldwide at 9pm GMT with no prior announcement and is available in all physical and digital formats.
Mesmer, Northlane’s beautiful fourth album, is a triumph – the band’s most organic yet precise album yet. it covers familiar topics but renders them in a new way, at once paying heed to the band’s heaviest roots and looking forward to an unwritten future. Recorded throughout September 2016 in New Jersey with acclaimed producer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore, A Day To Remember), this is Northlane’s defining statement. And presented directly to their fans in such an unorthodox and exciting manner, Mesmer will echo worldwide through 2017 and long beyond.
“Through determination, hard work, sacrifice and a bit of luck, we are able to travel the world taking our music to fans both old and new. We’re able to spend time crafting the music we want to hear with the benefit of not having to leave the studio early to go and work a job. To an artist these are real luxuries. We appreciate them more than anything and we’re in the position of being able to do this because of you – our incredible fans who continue to support us. You free us to be the artists we want to be.
This is our way of rewarding our fans for everything they’ve given us. What our music means to you is what it means to us. Art is an experience, and to us it reserves no room for competition, and the only accolade that matters to us is the place this holds in your heart.
Releasing Mesmer in this way has been right for us at this moment in time. We have grown immeasurably as people and as a band through the toughest recording process we’ve ever endured. We’ve been tested every step of the way and have come out the other side with something we are truly proud of. We didn’t want to keep it from you a moment longer than we had to. We felt we owed it to this album to try and think creatively about every aspect of the way people would experience Mesmer, like a gift from us to you that is being unboxed. We wanted to make everyone’s discovery of this moment special.” Click here to read the full statement from the band.
Mesmer follows on from their critically and commercially successful album Node (2015), which raced straight to the top of the ARIA Chart, debuting at #1 and landing them the ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album. Node scored the coveted feature album on triple j, a guest host spot on iconic ABC television program Rage and two Blunt Magazine covers in six months. Alternative Press nominated Northlane for the ‘Best New Band’ award at the 2015 APMAs and they earned a third Metal Hammer Golden Gods nomination for ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ in 2016, shaping Northlane into one of the most successful Australian heavy music exports today.
The rest of 2017 will see Northlane take Mesmer to all corners of the globe, starting with a tour of South East Asia and an appearance on Hammersonic (Indonesia). After that Northlane will return to Australia for a headline tour that wraps up with the band playing The Big Pineapple Festival as one of the main acts alongside Birds of Tokyo, The Veronicas and Peking Duck.
Northlane will hit international festival stages throughout the rest of 2017 with appearances on the main stage at Download Festival (UK) and Hellfest (France). The band will also appear at Vainstream Rockfest (Germany), Jera On Air (Netherlands), Graspop (Belgium), Dissonance Festival (Italy), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Resurrection (Spain) and many more.
Mesmer is available now via UNFD, iTunes and all streaming services. Fans can also purchase Mesmer as well as exclusive merch at Northlane pop-up shops + signing events in Melbourne (24Hundred) and Sydney (Utopia Records) this weekend. The stores will stocked extremely limited edition vinyl and merchandise exclusive to each city. For more information about the events, click here.
Friday 5th May – YG Republique, Thailand
Saturday 6th May – The Pavilion, Singapore
Sunday 7th May – Hammersonic, Indonesia
Wednesday 10th May – Enigma Bar, Adelaide SA
Thursday 11th May – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Friday 12th May – The Wool Exchange, Geelong VIC
Saturday 13th May – Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights VIC
Wednesday 17th May – Academy, Canberra ACT
Thursday 18th May – Home Tavern, Wagga Wagga NSW
Friday 19th May – Uni Bar, Wollongong NSW
Saturday 20th May – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Wednesday 24th May – Coffs Hotel, Coffs Harbour NSW
Thursday 25th May – Miami Tavern, Miami QLD
Friday 26th May – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD*
The Big Pineapple Music Festival
Saturday 27th May – Big Pineapple Complex, Woombye, QLD
European Festivals and Side Shows
Friday 9th June – Download Festival, UK
Sunday 11th June – Download Festival, France
Monday 12th June – La Chabada, France
Wednesday 14th June – Haezor Club, Israel
Friday 16th June – Graspop, Belgium
Sunday 18th June – Hellfest, France
Monday 19th June – Pont Rouge, Switzerland
Tuesday 20th June – Colos Saal, Germany
Wednesday 21st June – Tower, Germany
Friday 23rd June – Jera On Air, Netherlands
Saturday 24th June – With Full Force, Germany
Sunday 25th June – Randal Club, Slovakia
Monday 26th June – Zaklete Rewiry, Poland
Tuesday 27th June – U Bazyla, Poland
Thursday 29th June – Garage, Germany
Friday 30th June – Kellerklub, Germany
Saturday 1st July – Vainstream Rockfest, Germany
Sunday 2nd July – Dissonance Festival, Italy
Monday 3rd July – Conrad Sohm, Austria
Tuesday 4th July – Airport Germany
Wednesday 5th July – Rock For People, Czech Republic
Friday 7th July – Resurrection, Spain
Canadian Tour Dates
Wednesday 12th July – Le Cercle, Quebec City GQ
Thursday 13th July – La Tulipe, Montreal GQ
Friday 14th July – Brass Monkey, Ottawa ON
Saturday 15th July – Opera House, Toronto ON
Sunday 16th July – Warehouse, St Catharines ON
Tuesday 18th July – Rumrummers, London ON
Wednesday 19th July – Maxwells, Waterloo ON
Saturday 22nd July – The Park Theatre, Winnipeg MB
Tuesday 25th July – The Exchange, Regina SK
Thursday 27th July – Union Hall, Edmonton AB
Friday 28th July – Marquee, Calgary AB
Saturday 29th July – Vogue, Vancouver BC
Tickets on sale now
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