WATCH: Northern Captives Release Moody Alt Rock Anthem “Every High”
Fancy some new moody, emotionally charged alt rock with punk sensibilities in the vein of bands like Manchester Orchestra and Pianos Become The Teeth? Well you’re in luck as Northern Captives are here with exactly that! Their latest single “Every High” delivers all the dynamics from soft & stripped back to huge & powerful with a sound that engulfs you like a big midwestern emo hug.
Speaking on the song the band say: “Musically we wanted this song to push the dynamics to far extremes. We boiled down our verses to just kick, snare, bass, and vocals to match the intimacy of Cook’s lyrics. We kept drum parts very percussive, staying away from unnecessary ringing crashes allowed us to sonically explore low fi and broken textural sounds which would normally have been lost under cymbals. We allowed the choruses to explode into a rich and dark sounding textural wall featuring distorted guitars and keys that amplified the desperation in the hook line ‘why must every high come down? Won’t you stay around?’”
You can check out the video to “Every High” here: