Northlane and In Hearts Wake have released a joint EP which features all 10 members of both bands.
Equinox is available now and includes three tracks – Refuge, Equinox and Hologram – written by all 10 musicians. The bands plan a joint Australian tour in June to support the release, with dates to be released in due course.
In Hearts Wake frontman Jake Taylor says: “The Equinox tour and EP will be unlike no other. All 10 of us locked ourselves away so that we could weave together our creative efforts into this surprise 12-minute EP odyssey.
“Working closely with so many passionate individuals has had its creative challenges and its beneficial learning curves. But like all things that are born to thrive, the Equinox journey has proven both abundant and powerful, showing what can be achieved when we work together.
“The Equinox EP is the testament of friendship and camaraderie that NL & IHW share, and the tour is still yet to come.”
The bands recorded the EP in Melbourne in January of this year during a break in their schedules. It had been in the pipeline for almost three years. A digital format is available via UNFD now, with pre-orders also open for limited edition vinyl versions which will be released on June 20. It can be streamed below.
Northlane guitarist Josh Smith adds: “It’s quite a tall order to fuse two bands together to create art, but the whole process felt synergistic and I believe that the result is greater than the sum of the parts.
“The recorded part of the project was a monumental challenge for all of us to overcome, on a tight deadline nestled within hectic touring schedules, but it elevated our creativity far beyond the bounds we’d come to know and allowed us to share a common message of importance together.
“The second part of the project, the live show will too be a historic escapade for Northlane and In Hearts Wake, an absolutely unmissable event that we just cannot wait for.”
Northlane & In Hearts Wake EP tracklist
Northlane & In Hearts Wake Equinox Australian tour 2016
Jun 10: Perth Metro City
Jun 11: Adelaide Thebarton Theatre
Jun 12: Melbourne Festival Hall
Jun 17: Brisbane The Tivoli
Jun 18: Sydney Luna Park