INTRODUCING NORTHERN CAPTIVES WITH SINGLE ‘EVERY HIGH’
Out now on all platforms!
Continuing their sonic shift, Northern Captives have shared their heaviest work to date in the form of new single ‘EVERY HIGH’. The single is the third track from the band’s triptych of singles released in 2022 and musically pushes the dynamics to far extremes. The band continue their exploration by pushing on perimeters of Alt-Rock, Punk Rock, Indie, and Emo allowing for development within their sound.
“Musically we wanted this song to push the dynamics to far extremes. We boiled down our verses to just kick, snare, bass, and vocals to match the intimacy of Cook's lyrics. We kept drum parts very percussive, staying away from unnecessary ringing crashes allowed us to sonically explore low fi and broken textural sounds which would normally have been lost under cymbals. We allowed the choruses to explode into a rich and dark sounding textural wall featuring distorted guitars and keys that amplified the desperation in the hook line ‘why must every high come down? Won’t you stay around?’” – Northern Captives
Northern Captives is a unique DIY labour of love which calls on the creative abilities of members in every aspect of its output. Recording and mixing has been kept entirely in house and captained by singer and guitarist Sam Cook. Whilst bassist Steven Haddock directs all associated still and moving imagery.
Check out the official music video for ‘EVERY HIGH’ right here: