Due to a huge demand by the fans,Polarishave released the video and track, Hypermania, taken from their second studio album, The Death Of Me, out on February 21 via Resist Records.
Hypermania was introduced to the band’s live set at the end of last year and are stoked to officially release it ahead of their appearance at Unify Festival this weekend. The Death Of Me Australian Tour supported by Wage War, Crystal Lake and Alpha Wolf kicks off next month with Melbourne, Brisbane and 1st Adelaide show all sold out. The remaining shows are selling fast and tickets won’t last long.
“Hypermania is a song about losing your grip on reality, questioning your sanity, and feeling like you’re on the verge of an explosion all the time. Paranoia, mood swings, white-knuckling your way through the day just barely holding it together. The whole lyrical direction was inspired very directly by the music itself. Rick (Schneider, guitar) has this knack for writing these kind of Southern-hardcore-meets-nu-metal riffs that no one else in the band could write, stuff that’s really noisy, abrasive and discordant, but also tight and bouncy, and that’s where this song began.” Explains Daniel FurnariHe adds, “We sort of deliberately leaned into the chaos of the song in order to try and break away from some of our own writing conventions. Songs that are one hundred percent screamed vocals all the way through are pretty rare for us, but when we were writing this track it was pretty clear to us that clean melodic vocals wouldn’t fit the vibe and energy we were hearing instrumentally, so we really focussed on what we could do with both Jamie and Jake to get the right character across for the song with just screams.
Jake has always done a few screamed parts here and there in our live set, but this was the first time that it’s really felt right to incorporate that on record so it was really cool for us to be able to add that to the palate of sounds on this album and contrast him with Jamie in a new way. We definitely pushed the hell out of both of them in this track and spent a lot of time trying to capture that feeling of anxiety and paranoia we wanted to convey, and I feel like that really paid off in the performances you hear in the end product.
We started adding this song to our live set towards the end of last year and the energy from the crowd has been batshit crazy every time we’ve played it. The internet has been starting to demand pretty firmly that we release it, and we’ve been itching to get it out for everyone to finally hear it properly, so here it is!”
POLARIS THE DEATH OF ME AUSTRALIAN TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: WAGE WAR (USA), CRYSTAL LAKE (JAPAN)
& ALPHA WOLF (AUS)
FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY: THE GOV, ADELAIDE LIC AA SOLD OUT!
SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY: THE FORUM, MELBOURNE 18+ SOLD OUT! SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY: ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH LIC AA* MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY: THE GOV, ADELAIDE LIC AA NEW SHOW FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY: ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY LIC AA
SATURDAY 29 FEBRUARY: THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE 18+ SOLD OUT!
*Crystal Lake not appearing
Also performing at UNIFY Gathering
Saturday 11 January 2020: UNIFY Gathering, South Gippsland VIC