Deadlights – Attitude & Longitude (New Music)

Brisbane’s Deadlights blew our minds with “Invisible Hands” and they’re doing it again with their new track, “Attitude & Longitude”. Both tracks are on the band’s upcoming debut album, Mesma, planned for release on 21st, April 2017 via Greyscale Records.

“Attitude & Longitude” is musically brilliant and rendered us speechless, before inspiring repeat listens with mouth open. There is something very unique about this track which seems to be encouraging responsibility in the face of watching things deteriorate.

We’ll try to explain how our ears met “Attitude & Longitude”: From the immediate beginning, the rhythm set could be heard as creating an almost rap edge in this hardcore setting. In the meantime, the guitars have an impressive groove, and the aggressively screamed vocals push the track onward, with rapid-fire drums right there with them. Barely 20 seconds in and the track is already set alight by the foursome of Dylan Davidson (vocals), Tynan Reibelt (guitar & vocals), Josh O’Callaghan (drums) and Sean Prior (bass & vocals) bringing their stellar best.

“We need to step back,
Take a look at our surroundings.
Step back, into the footprints we’ve left behind.”

Impressively the track adapts and morphs along the way, bringing changes to the sound and breaking out into different areas reflecting what is being sung. It is cleanly done and captivating, and my ears were left wanting more of this.

There’s just so much going on that’s awesome here. There’s amazing harmonies between clean and screamed vocals, incredible lifts at the chorus, and we’re taken back to the ‘rap’ verses again, bringing the highs of the chorus back to earth.

“But I won’t accept it.
I won’t accept mundane and restless anymore.”

There’s a shift at this lyric and it’s a sexy grungesque guitar breakout that you never saw coming. The sound is built up with the pre-chorus afterward, carrying anticipation before the unclean/clean chorus combination. Cue a veer into a key change that left me covered in goosebumps.

The drums build up into an impressive last 30 seconds and there’s this feeling of “what just happened?” as well as “I want more.”

“I’ve got nothing left to say,
I’ve been left in disarray.”

Check out “Attitude & Longitude” below, and pre-order Mesma here: https://greyscale.lnk.to/mesma

Kel Burch

Creator and caretaker of Depth Mag, Kel uses her superpowers of empathy, word-weaving, and feeling everything deeply, to immerse herself in music before returning to reality to write about her experience with it.

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