Winning a Triple J Unearthed competition and playing with Northlane is not a bad way to begin your band’s journey! Covid put a bit of a dampener on the band gaining momentum with follow up gigs from this but it definitely hasn’t slowed them down in releasing some stellar singles. Following on from last year’s release of Severance the boys are back with a new single ‘Inertia’. Inertia was produced/mixed and mastered by Clayton Segelov, and assisted by Angie Watson, at The Brain Recording Studios
Vocalist Lachlan Forsberg says that the meaning and themes of ‘Inertia’ are “…up for interpretation, but to us it comes from a place we felt during the COVID lockdown, about having a feeling of being stuck in a situation we can’t get out of and the dichotomy of having positive and negative effects on our mental health.“
With every release the boys are upping the ante and growing their sound. Alienist are absolutely a band to keep your eye on in 2021.
Alienist are Damon Renes (Clean Vocals and Guitar), Chris Olliffe (Bass), Lachlan Forsberg (Vocals), Jake Ceely (Drums) and Anthony Vella (Guitar).