Pridelands discuss truth & ignorance on new track, ‘Dark Sources’


‘Dark Sources’ follows up Pridelands 2018 EP, ‘Any Colour You Desire’. 



The curse of knowledge that ends blissful ignorance is the concept behind Pridelands‘ new release, ‘Dark Sources‘. Whether it’s learning about certain atrocities occurring in other countries on the other side of the planet, to understanding how certain industries operate, or finding out a secret about a friend or loved one that you shouldn’t know, it’s about the in-action and guilt when you can no longer hide behind frail ignorance. It’s a song about facing up to the forbidden truths, how they control us once we let them in, and poses a much larger question: “would we really be happier without knowing what we now know?

Dark Sources‘ itself is a darker, rockier, nu-metalish take on the riff-driven, melodic metalcore formulae the group cultivated with 2018’s solid ‘Any Colour You Desire‘ EP. It’s a slight stylistic shift that fits in with the tone and mood of the lyricism, whilst still retaining the spacier, heavier and hookier qualities of Pridelands. While it’s long and far away from my personal favourite Pridelands song, it’s not half bad either; just somewhat forgettable outside of it’s bending, djenty riff output and the always-integral, always-effective dual-vocal play between vocalists Mason Bunt and Joshua Cory, with the former singing a little bit more too.

Check out ‘Dark Sources‘ and its well-made clip below:



‘DARK SOURCES’ TOUR WITH BLKLST:

THURSDAY 6 JUNE: THE LOFT, WARRNAMBOOL (18+)*
Tickets available from http://pridelands.oztix.com.au/?Event=101170

FRIDAY 7 JUNE: CROWN AND ANCHOR, ADELAIDE (18+)*
Tickets available from https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/kor-vol-iii-pridelands/112439

FRIDAY 21 JUNE: CROWBAR, BRISBANE (18+)
Tickets available from http://pridelands.oztix.com.au/?Event=101173

SATURDAY 22 JUNE: CHIPPENDALE HOTEL, SYDNEY (18+)
Tickets available from http://pridelands.oztix.com.au/?Event=101176

FRIDAY 28 JUNE: STAY GOLD, MELBOURNE (18+)
Tickets available from https://pridelandsdarksourcestour.eventbrite.com.au/

THE BRAVE ‘AURA’ TOUR:

FRIDAY 9 AUGUST: STAY GOLD, MELBOURNE
SATURDAY 10 AUGUST: ENIGMA BAR, ADELAIDE
FRIDAY 16 AUGUST: FACTORY FLOOR, SYDNEY
SATURDAY 17 AUGUST: THE BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE

POLARIS WESTERN AUSTRALIA TOUR:

FRIDAY 30 AUGUST: NEWPORT HOTEL, FREMANTLE (18+)
SATURDAY 31 AUGUST: PRINCE OF WALES, BUNBURY (18+)
SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER: YMCA HQ, PERTH (ALL AGES)


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