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News: Polaris Release New Video & Track ‘Hypermania’ From ‘The Death Of Me’ Out February 21

POLARIS
RELEASE NEW VIDEO & TRACK, HYPERMANIA
TAKEN FROM THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM,

THE DEATH OF ME OUT FEBRUARY 21

MELBOURNE, BRISBANE AND 1ST ADELAIDE SHOW ALL SOLD OUT ON NATIONAL HEADLINE TOUR & REMAINING SHOWS ARE SELLING FAST!

PHOTO CREDIT: SANDRA MARKOVIC

Due to a huge demand by the fans, Polaris have released the video and track, Hypermania, taken from their second studio album, The Death Of Me, out on February 21 via Resist Records.

Hypermania was introduced to the band’s live set at the end of last year and are stoked to officially release it ahead of their appearance at Unify Festival this weekend. The Death Of Me Australian Tour supported by Wage War, Crystal Lake and Alpha Wolf kicks off next month with Melbourne, Brisbane and 1st Adelaide show all sold out. The remaining shows are selling fast and tickets won’t last long.

Hypermania is a song about losing your grip on reality, questioning your sanity, and feeling like you’re on the verge of an explosion all the time. Paranoia, mood swings, white-knuckling your way through the day just barely holding it together. The whole lyrical direction was inspired very directly by the music itself. Rick (Schneider, guitar) has this knack for writing these kind of Southern-hardcore-meets-nu-metal riffs that no one else in the band could write, stuff that’s really noisy, abrasive and discordant, but also tight and bouncy, and that’s where this song began.”  Explains Daniel Furnari

He adds, “We sort of deliberately leaned into the chaos of the song in order to try and break away from some of our own writing conventions. Songs that are one hundred percent screamed vocals all the way through are pretty rare for us, but when we were writing this track it was pretty clear to us that clean melodic vocals wouldn’t fit the vibe and energy we were hearing instrumentally, so we really focussed on what we could do with both Jamie and Jake to get the right character across for the song with just screams.

Jake has always done a few screamed parts here and there in our live set, but this was the first time that it’s really felt right to incorporate that on record so it was really cool for us to be able to add that to the palate of sounds on this album and contrast him with Jamie in a new way. We definitely pushed the hell out of both of them in this track and spent a lot of time trying to capture that feeling of anxiety and paranoia we wanted to convey, and I feel like that really paid off in the performances you hear in the end product. 

We started adding this song to our live set towards the end of last year and the energy from the crowd has been batshit crazy every time we’ve played it. The internet has been starting to demand pretty firmly that we release it, and we’ve been itching to get it out for everyone to finally hear it properly, so here it is!” 

It’s been two years since Polaris released their ARIA-nominated, Top 10 debut, The Mortal Coil which introduced the group to legions of fans around the country and, thanks to an extensive international touring schedule, the world. When it came time to making their new album, The Death Of Me, the Sydney outfit knew they had a tall order on their hands.

Polaris returned to the house in the small South Coast town of Mollymook where they made The Mortal Coil, converting it into a temporary studio. The familiar surrounds acted as something of a refuge after the high-pressure claustrophobia of touring.

Accompanying the band was their front of house sound engineer, Lance Prenc, and long-time friend Scott Simpson (of Melbourne band Alpha Wolf), both of whom co-produced the album with the band.

In the two years since The Mortal CoilPolaris embarked on three sold-out headlining tours of Australia, as well as supporting Architects and Parkway Drive around the country; five runs throughout Europe (including a series of arena shows supporting Architects and a slew of high-profile summer festival spots); three separate US tours; not to mention performing at the Download Festival and Unify Gathering in Australia. Somewhere in there, the quintet found time to write The Death Of Me.

The Death Of Me is available for pre-order  HERE.

triple j, Destroy All Lines And Resist Records present

POLARIS 
THE DEATH OF ME AUSTRALIAN TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: WAGE WAR (USA), CRYSTAL LAKE (JAPAN)
& ALPHA WOLF (AUS)

FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY: THE GOV, ADELAIDE LIC AA SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY: THE FORUM, MELBOURNE 18+ SOLD OUT!
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au

SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY: ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH LIC AA*
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au

MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY: THE GOV, ADELAIDE LIC AA NEW SHOW 
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au

FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY: ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY LIC AA
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au

SATURDAY 29 FEBRUARY: THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE 18+ SOLD OUT!
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au

*Crystal Lake not appearing
Also performing at UNIFY Gathering
Saturday 11 January 2020: UNIFY Gathering, South Gippsland VIC

Tickets are on sale now from polarisaus.com

THE DEATH OF ME TRACK LISTING:
01. Pray For Rain
02. Hypermania
03. Masochist
04. Landmine
05. Vagabond
06. Creatures Of Habit
07. Above My Head
08. Martyr (Waves)
09. All Of This Is Fleeting
10. The Descent

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