Australia’s heavy trailblazers Northlane have revealed their daring new single, “Echo Chamber”, lifted from their forthcoming album, Obsidian, set for release on April 1, 2022 via Believe. “Have you tried turning it off?” A bold expansion of the ever-evolving Northlane sound, “Echo Chamber” is a fully immersive futuristic Matrix rave built around a compulsive beat that marries their signature bottom-heavy groove with dark electronic and techno. Lyrically, “Echo Chamber” looks at the toxic polarisation of social media, landing at a timely moment in history with whistleblowers confirming algorithms are deliberately amplifying angry content that is tearing societies apart in the name of engagement.
“Echo Chamber” is a critical reminder to log off. “It's hard to be on the internet without seeing people get continuously angry about something,” says frontman Marcus Bridge. “We're addicted to having a hot take about nothing and it's quite exhausting. At the same time I shouldn't let it bother me that much but it's like a ringing in my ears after a while, so I'm praying I go deaf.”
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25 March @ 7:30pm
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