Delicate solace and monstrous chaos, Home is sure to become a staple in the Black Peaks discography.
After the colossal single Can’t Sleep, Black Peaks are back with yet another new track. However, the announcement of Home is a little more significant than the last. With it comes the news that we can expect a brand new, shiny album from the band in October this year. All That Divides is set for release on Rise Records and if these first two tracks are anything to go by then we are in for a treat.
The track opens with the gravelly tones of Will Gardner as he rolls through the opening few bars. His vocals lay atop of an eerie guitar riff, one that is rough in nature but nowhere near as coarse as Gardner’s voice. From here, his vocal pallet is reassessed, and a daintier tool is chosen for the next part of the song. If someone had never listened to Peaks before, this track would showcase the incredible talent of Gardener in just 30 seconds. His voice changes from a grovel to nearing falsetto in no time at all. As his voice dances up to what sounds like the heavens, the song starts to hint that there is a plenty more to come. The comfort found in the vocals is quickly removed, as the song obliterates. Utter detonation. It is huge. All the instruments collide in perfect harmony and we get the vintage Peaks sound that has been craved. What makes this song so good is the presence of the pulse. Throughout the track, the band coil and recoil between the “out of the dark, into the great unknown” hook to threaten moments of sheer chaos, where they chose to deliver them from moments of delicate solace. From the quieter verses, screams suddenly reach supersonic highs and we are thrown into the deep end once more. However, I would like to see more from the actual breakdown, while the song as a package is huge, the breakdown doesn’t elevate the track to the next level – but, I am struggling to grasp whether or not there is actually a new level to reach. The structure of this track is inventive, and its delivery is electric. The whole song dips between wistful tinkers and tongue curling, rasps – a real triumph.
As expected, by the time that the song comes to a close, you want to throw your body at a wall. It slaps. I really hope that this becomes the band’s opener, especially for the carnage that is 2000trees. I must commend, obviously, the vocal depth and ability of Gardner as once again it appears to be one of the strongest instruments in the band. Luckily enough for you, Black Peaks are just getting started. Check this huge track out.
By Callum Huthwaite.
Alongside the announcement of All That Divides, the band will be going on tour later in the year. Go and check them out:
BLACK PEAKS UK headline shows, support from Bossk and Gold Key:
Thu-Oct-11- Empire, Belfast – N IRE
Fri-Oct-12 – Grand Social, Dublin – Ireland
Sat-Oct-13 – Newcastle, Cluny
Sun-Oct-14 – Glasgow, King Tuts
Tue-Oct-16 – Leeds, The Key Club
Wed-Oct-17 – Manchester – Academy 3
Thu-Oct-18 – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
Fri-Oct-19 – London, Underworld
Sat-Oct-20 – Sheffield – Festiville – The Plug
Sun-Oct-21 – Worthing, Forty Two
BLACK PEAKS European headline shows, support from Tusky and The Prestige:
Tue-Oct-23 – Gibus, Paris – France
Wed-Oct-24 – MTC, Koln – Germany
Thu-Oct-25 – Molotow Sky Bar, Hamburg – Germany
Mon-Oct-29 – Kranhalle, Munich – Germany
Tue-Oct-30 – Arena 3Raum Bar, Vienna – Austria
Wed-Oct-31 – Dynamo Werk 2, Zurich – Switzerland
Thu-Nov-1 – Magnolia, Milan – Italy
Sat-Nov-3 – Razzmatazz 3, Barcelona – Spain
Sun-Nov-4 – Moby Dick, Madrid – Spain