London-based post-punk revivalist Northern Light Exposure premiere atmospheric video for their haunting new single Parting Shot.
Ahead of their release of their highly anticipated Parting Shot EP, London-based post-punks Northern Light Exposure have released it’s eponymous lead single, and Louder Than War are please to be able to exclusively premiere the video below.
Following their debut EP An Honest Way of Living, Parting Shot sees the band exploring their darker side. Droning guitars, pulsating synths and thunderous drums combining to create an ominous atmosphere of claustrophobia, whilst still retaining the icy guitar riffs, glowering bass lines and the moody melodic baritone of Glen’s melodies. Glen explains:
“I realised when we were already a good way into making the record that these songs were really about me creating some form of distance from my past and coming to terms with things that are out of my control. It makes it sound like there’s an underlying sombre tone, which I guess there is in parts, but we’ve done our best to make it uplifting at the same time”.
However, Andrew is keen to stress that it’s not all gloom in NLE’s world. The EP also reflects on the bands recent electronic direction. “We dabbled with synths in part on the last record, but this time round we spent a lot more time with Youth crafting the right sounds which we’re all pleased with.”
Somewhat fittingly, the EP’s eponymous lead single manages to epitomise this dichotomy perfectly. A brooding bassline is paired with airy electronics, creating an aesthetic that’s as despondent as it is uplifting and is the perfect example of the band’s own ambitious and atmospheric brand of post-punk. You can stream the video below: