As the excitement rises and the countdown begins for the release of POLARIS’ second studio album, ‘The Death Of Me’, out next week on February 21 via SharpTone Records & Resist Records, the band reveal their heaviest song to date, ‘Landmine’. ‘Landmine’ is a song that faces that mid-20s realisation that the universe doesn’t owe you anything and you’re going to have to fend for yourself.
“I think we all reach a point sometime in our late adolescence or early adulthood where we finally realise the world doesn’t just exist to serve us as individuals, and never did. A realisation that maybe you’re not as special and unique as you were made to feel as a kid – you’re not the star of everyone’s movie, only your own little life. Ultimately no one else cares if you succeed or fail, and no one is going to keep picking you up and dusting you off and pointing you in the right direction when you screw up. “Landmine” is a nihilistic, sarcastic celebration of accepting all of that” explains Daniel Furnari.
More on ‘The Death Of Me’:
Watch the official music video for the band’s second single, ‘Hypermania‘: https://youtu.be/33BblvqmwLc
Watch the official music video for the band’s first single Masochist‘: https://youtu.be/jmU2HH0LHmY
Check out the first album trailer of the band discussing the upcoming record here: https://youtu.be/hVMnrs9SkuI
Back in December, POLARIS were announced for Hatfield/Leeds based Slam Dunk Festival. The festival will take place in May 2020, after their recently announced UK headline tour. Support for the headline tour comes from label mates CURRENTS and ALPHA WOLF and American hardcore punks VARIALS. Tickets are on sale now via the links below!
POLARIS THE DEATH OF ME EU/UK TOUR 2020
Special Guests: ALPHA WOLF, CURRENTS, VARIALS
01.05.20 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
02.05.20 Belgium Aarschot @ De Klinker Club
03.05.20 UK Bristol @ Fleece
04.05.20 UK Birmingham @ o2 Academy2
05.05.20 UK Glasgow @ G2
06.05.20 UK London @ o2 Islington Academy
08.05.20 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik
09.05.20 Poland Poznan @ Pod Minoga
10.05.20 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
11.05.20 Germany Hamburg @ Knust
12.05.20 Germany Hannover @ Faust
13.05.20 Germany Berlin @ SO36
14.05.20 Germany Nürnberg @ Hirsch
15.05.20 Austria Wien @ Flex
16.05.20 Germany München @ Backstage
17.05.20 Italy Milan @ Legend Club
19.05.20 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
20.05.20 France Paris @ Petit Bain
21.05.20 Netherlands Tilburg @ 013
23.05.20 UK Leeds @ Slam Dunk (POLARIS only)
24.05.20 UK Hatfield @ Slam Dunk (POLARIS only)
Note: ALPHA WOLF and CURRENTS rotate on slot 2 and 3 every night.
It’s been two years since POLARIS released their ARIA-nominated, Top 10 debut, ‘The Mortal Coil’ which introduced the group to legions of fans around the country and, thanks to an extensive international touring schedule, the world. When it came time to make their new album, ‘The Death Of Me’, the Sydney outfit knew they had a tall order on their hands.
POLARIS returned to the house in the small South Coast town of Mollymook where they made ‘The Mortal Coil’, converting it into a temporary studio. The familiar surrounds acted as something of a refuge after the high-pressure claustrophobia of touring.
Accompanying the band was their front of house sound engineer, Lance Prenc, and long-time friend Scott Simpson (of Melbourne labelmates ALPHA WOLF), both of whom co-produced the album with the band.
In the two years since ‘The Mortal Coil’, POLARIS embarked on three sold-out headlining tours of Australia, as well as supporting ARCHITECTS and PARKWAY DRIVE around the country; five runs throughout Europe (including a series of arena shows supporting ARCHITECTS and a slew of high-profile summer festival spots); three separate US tours; not to mention performing at Download Festival and Unify Gathering in Australia. Somewhere in there, the quintet found time to write ‘The Death Of Me’.
Jamie Hails – vocals
Jake Steinhauser – bass/vocals
Rick Schneider – guitar
Ryan Siew – guitar
Daniel Furnari – drums