Northlane call for positive change on Node

Northlane’s upcoming album calls on fans to “be the change in the world that you want to see,” according to frontman Marcus Bridge.

The Australian outfit’s fourth record Node is out on July 24 via UNFD and is their first with Bridge, who last year replaced Adrian Fitipaldes after health issues forced him to step down.

Bridge says the album continues to spread the positive message that Northlane have always peddled, but insists he and guitarist Josh Smith – the band’s primary lyricist – have been careful not to come across as too ‘preachy.’

He tells TeamRock Radio: “It’s the message that Northlane have always had, it was real important to us to keep that really positive look on life.

“The concept of the record, or the subject in the lyrics, is, ‘Be the change in the world that you want to see.’ The lyrics point out a lot of the issues within society at the minute.”

He continiues: “It’s not so much, ‘Change this or do that,’ but it’s more giving you a view of everything and saying there is something you can do if you want to put the effort in.”

Northlane played the Maverick Stage at Download today (July 13).

Tour dates

June 14: Nickelsdorf Nova Rock, Austria

Jun 16: Stuttgart ClubCann, Germany

Jun 18: Dessau Alite Theatre, Germany

Jun 19: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium

Jun 20: Neuhausen Ob Eck Southside Festival, Germany

Aug 01: Mexico City El Plaza Condesa, Mexico

Aug 05: Vancouver Tom Lee Music Hall, Canada

Aug 07: Calgary Republik, Canada

Aug 08: Edmonton The Starlite, Canada

Aug 09: Regina The Exchange, Canada

Aug 11: Winnipeg West End Cultural Centre, Canada

Aug 12: Minneapolis Mill City Nights, MN, US

Aug 13: Chicago Double Door, IL, US

Aug 14: Detroir Shelter, MI, US

Aug 15: Columbus Park Street Saloon, OH, US

Aug 17: Erie BT Theater, PA, US

Aug 18: Philadelphia Voltage Lounge, PA, US

Aug 20: New York Gramercy Theatre, NY, US

Aug 21: Boston Brighton Music Hall, MA, US

Aug 22: Montreal La Tulipe, Canada

Aug 23: Quebec City Salle Multi, Canada

Aug 24: Ottawa Ritual, Canada

Aug 25: Hamilton Club Absinthe, Canada

Aug 26: St Catherines L3 Nightclub, Canada

Aug 27: Toronto Mod Club, Canada

Aug 28: London Music Hall, Canada

Oct 01: Leipzing Conne Island, Germany

Oct 02: Karlsruhe Substage, Germany

Oct 03: Antwerp Trix, Belgium

Oct 04: Bristol Fleece, UK

Oct 05: Glasgow Classic Grand, UK

Oct 06: Birmingham Asylum, UK

Oct 07: Manchester Club Academy, UK

Oct 08: London O2 Academy Islington, UK

Oct 09: Southampton Talking Heads, UK

Oct 10: Paris backstage, France

Oct 11: Toulouse Saint Des Seins, France

Oct 12: Madrid Sala Caracol

Oct 13: Barcelona Razzmatazz, Spain

Oct 14: Lyon MJC O Totem, France

Oct 15: Aarau Kiff, Switzerland

Oct 16: Milan Honky Tonky, Italy

Oct 17: Munich Backstage, Germany

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