Artist info

Genre

Metal


Tags

Metalcore


Sounds like

Architects, Northlane, Erra


band members

Alex Reade - Vocals Toby Thomas - Vocals/Bass Josh Renjen - Guitar Laurence Appleby - Guitar Anthony Pallas - Drums


Influences

Northlane, Architects, Erra, Spiritbox


Website

www.drownthiscity.com

Bio

Melbourne outfit Drown This City return with their thrashing new single and video 'New Burn Order' today after the track's premiere on triple j's short.fast.loud last night. The release marks the first taste of new music from Drown This City in 2021 and comes alongside the announce of new bassist/vocalist Toby Thomas joining the group.

‘New Burn Order’ paints a hauntingly stark picture of DTC vocalist Alex Reade’s rejection and detachment from her family at a young age. Listeners will find the song’s character breaking free from her abandonment to join a cult for a sense of belonging. Reade shares that writing from the perspective of a character to express herself ultimately allowed her to go to places she had previously been too uncomfortable to express.

On the story behind the track she shares: “There's a line that says 'You said you were ashamed to share my DNA, I’m sorry to tell you we are counterparts – mirror image, blurred view'... I want to tell them we are cut from the same cloth, my destruction is their destruction, my shame is their shame. They don’t have what it takes to survive this and I’m going to show them I do," adding:

"While you are not responsible for what happens to you, but you are for how you react. True freedom is acceptance that all our feelings, hurts, pains, vices, they belong to us now and we must battle them alone – carry them with pride – I’m not burning to be annihilated but to be cleansed and set free."

After joining the UNFD family in 2019, Drown This City released their colossal sophomore EP Alpha // Survivor. Warring with the idea of both a powerful survivor and a broken victim residing in herself, Alpha // Survivor captures vocalist Reade's journey rising above pain in power.

A fierce six-track package of strength and triumph, the release was quickly announced as Feature Album on heavy music radio juggernauts The Faction, its singles climbed to #1 on the Unearthed Metal chart and swiftly added to rotation. Outlets including Distorted Sound classed the record in the upper echelons of releases that year, commenting "this is a well rounded collection of songs that offer a true glimpse into what this exciting group are capable of."

Drown This City play the Melbourne leg of Full Tilt Festival alongside Northlane, Hands Like Houses, Thy Art Is Murder, Luca Brasi, Slowly Slowly, Make Them Suffer + more in July and are set to support In Hearts Wake on their national tour in November.

'New Burn Order' is out now. Stay tuned for more new music from Drown This City soon.

DROWN THIS CITY IS:
Alex Reade - Vocals
Toby Thomas Vocals/Bass
Josh Renjen - Guitar
Laurence Appleby - Guitar
Anthony Pallas - Drums

STREAM 'NEW BURN ORDER' NOW:
unfd.lnk.to/newburnorder

Facebook: /DrownThisCityBand
Twitter: @DrownThisCityAU
Instagram: @DrownThisCityBand

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

14 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

Drown This City bite back with a monster new single. Kong and Godzilla retreat when they hear this one start up.

Drown This City bite back with a monster new single. Kong and Godzilla retreat when they hear this one start up.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

10 Oct 2019

Triple J
40

this is a massacring and i've been left mangled on the side of the road.

this is a massacring and i've been left mangled on the side of the road.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

24 Sep 2019

Triple J
40

This is a gut busting, knuckle dusting exploration of fury and resolution. Drown This City really coming for the crown.

This is a gut busting, knuckle dusting exploration of fury and resolution. Drown This City really coming for the crown.