DAYSHIFTER – announce new album
Newcastle-based melodic hardcore five-piece Dayshifter, are pleased to announce the release of their debut studio album ‘Hiraeth’.
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.
Their upcoming debut album Hiraeth was recorded over three weekends with Dan Kerr (Our Hollow Our Home, Shields) at Avenue Studios in Surrey. The album centers 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.
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.”
“The project is suitable for fans of acts such as Crooks (UK), Architects, and While She Sleeps and similarly, offers resonating melodies, a pulsating structure, and of course, a reason to get up and move.” – Metal Nation
“This feels like a natural and vital evolution towards the band that Dayshifter were always supposed to be.” – Music Matters GB
1. Emerald Green
2. Holy Ghost
4. Rain (Forever)
6. Old Souls, Young Hearts
7. Anywhere But Here
8. Buried In Grey
10. Fever Dreaming
Nathan Dillon – Vocals
Tom Simpson – Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Kyle Foster – Lead Guitar
James Taylor – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Liam Robson – Drums