Nite Fields – Depersonalisation

Ladies and Gentlemen! Brisbane’s Nite Fields are back with Depersonalisation, a nine track album set for release on the 2nd of February 2015. Its combination of pop, grunge, modern indie and electro sounds will simply send you into a spiral of entrancement.

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Brisbane’s Nite Fields are back with their broody new album Depersonalisation. Yet don’t let the name fool you, this album is warm and intimate.

Band members Danny Venzin (lead vocals and songwriter), Chris Campion, Liza Harvey and Michael Whitney produced the album over a four year period in locations such as bedrooms, rented studios, stairwells and restaurant dining rooms after hours, but after having a listen, there are no hints at all that recording took place in such random locations.

Producing the album alongside Australia’s Nigel Lee-Yang of the band HTRK, each song is brilliantly put together, all of them having such a smooth and tranquil sound. The first song released off Depersonalisation, You I Never Knew sets a super high standard for the rest of the album. Sounding like a modern version of The Cure, this single features dreamy bass melodies and Venzin’s strong baritone and borderline creepy vocals.

The whole album, but this song in particular has such an intimate and warm feel to it, which can be attributed to the mesmerising synthesiser sounds. I can just imagine seeing Nite Fields perform this song in venue similar to that of Sydney’s Annandale Hotel (hint, hint guys) in a haze of smoke and dim lights, which would perfectly compliment the 70’s rock vibes it gives off.

My personal favourite track off the album would have to be Winter’s Gone. It makes me feel kind of melty inside, like I’m sitting on deserted island. Okay, I know that seems a bit odd, but once you’ve heard the song you’ll understand. The calm melody paired with electronic sounds produces a real tropical and peaceful sound, making Winter seem like a distant memory. The light and up-beat melody teamed with Venzin’s dark and solemn vocals give Winter’s Gone such an uniqueness, which seems to be a common theme throughout the entirety of the album.

The group’s record label Felte, has described the album as being “deftly crafted, poetic personal lyrics set against darkly beautiful indie rock” (I don’t think it is humanly possible to come up with a more precise description of the album), which is a spot on summation of the lyrics, mood and overall sound of the album. All nine tracks are top notch and it is such an easy album to listen to.

Nite Fields are currently on a lengthy tour around Europe, set to play the last show of the tour at The Old Blue Last in London on the 23rd of February. Here’s hoping they come back to their homeland in the near future and grace our ears with some live music!



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