Newcastle-based melodic hardcore five-piece Dayshifter, have released their debut studio album ‘Hiraeth’ which was recorded over three weekends with Dan Kerr (Our Hollow Our Home, Shields) at Avenue Studios in Surrey. The album centres itself around the themes of mental health, depression and anxiety. Through songs about love, loss, death and the inner workings of the mind during life’s darkest moments, the album aims to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and encourage open communication.
Formed in 2017, Dayshifter have been on a mission to carve out their own unique sound, blending the intensity of hardcore with the melody of alternative rock. With a handful of successful singles under their belt the band soon became known for their emotive and powerful sound, going on to share the stage with the likes of Loathe, King 810 and Oceans Ate Alaska.
While the lyric matter is oftentimes bleak, the music is nothing short of defiant. The band seamlessly blends eerie synth backdrops, tight punchy drums, unrelenting metal riffs and thunderous basslines with vocals that intertwine between beautiful heartfelt harmonies to downright throat busting screams.
Discussing what they hope to achieve with the album the band explain:
“Our goal with Hiraeth is to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and encourage open communication. We hope to use our music as a platform to show listeners that they are not alone in their struggles and that there is always someone who understands how they feel.”
Check out the lead single ‘Fever Dreaming’, below:
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