It has been two years since Sydney band 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.The band 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 Coil, Polaris 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 Download Festival and Unify Gathering in Australia. Somewhere in there, the quintet found time to write The Death Of Me.
The new video for the band’s latest track, Hypermania, has just been released.
“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,” drummer Daniel Furnari explained.
The Death Of Me Australian Tour
Friday 21 February: The Gov, Adelaide Lic AA (Sold Out)
Saturday 22 February: The Forum, Melbourne 18+ (Sold Out)
Sunday 23 February: Astor Theatre, Perth Lic AA (Crystal Lake not appearing)
Monday 24 February: The Gov, Adelaide *New Show
Friday 28 February: Enmore Theatre, Sydney Lic AA
Saturday 29 February: The Tivoli, Brisbane 18+ (Sold Out)
Tickets on sale now from polarisaus.com