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Introducing: Nite Fields

by DavidBeech
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on 20 January 2015 in Features
Record Label Felte
Release date February 2nd 2015

Whilst many of us picture Australia as an ideal escape, a back-packers paradise full of expensive drugs, strange alcohol and even stranger animals, all of which framed through a perpetual heat haze, the reality of it for the four Brisbane-born musicians that make up Nite Fields is starkly different. And again, whilst their debut LP Depersonalizaton might well depict Australia through a similar, shimmering haze to that which idealise, the narratives encased within are far from it.

Though the members of Nite Fields grew up in the notoriously conservative Brisbane, the formative years as a band took place in Melbourne, whilst the album itself took shape in both the aforementioned cities, as well as Sydney, through a host of sessions in bedrooms, restaurants stairwells and studios. A fractured process by any standards, and something which undoubtedly attributed to both the album's title, and thematic strands of disassociation, despondency and the woozy otherworldliness which weave themselves effortlessly through the record's core.

Often times the fractured and fragile nature of a record, or indeed a band as a whole, works against them, but here it's such fragility that's at the very core of Nite Fields and so the fragmented nature of their output works as a thematic strand in itself, tying together that varying aesthetics of Depersonalization's 11 tracks; from the despondent twee of 'Like A Drone' to the unsettling post-punk of the aptly-titled 'Come Down' each track is different, yet unquestionably linked, and more importantly, unquestionably Nite Fields.

Depersonalization is released on February 2nd through Felté.

They play London's Old Blue Last on February 23rd.

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