Parting Shot (EP)

by Northern Light Exposure

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Recorded at Miloko’s ‘The Pool’ studios, and mixed at Youth’s own Prism Sound studios by Michael Rendall, the EP brings together the powerhouse behind both Echo & the Bunnymen’s ‘Meteorites’ and The Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Damage & Joy’ albums. This EP defines the band’s darker sounds, with droning guitars, pulsating synths, thunderous drums, whilst still retaining the icy guitar riffs, glowering basslines and the moody melodic baritone of Glen’s melodies.

Glen explains:”I realised when we were already a good way into making the record that these songs were really about me creating some form of distance from my past and coming to terms with things that are out of my control. It make’s it sound like there’s an underlying sombre tone, which I guess there is in parts, but we’ve done our best to make it uplifting at the same time”.

However, Andrew is keen to stress that it’s not all gloom in NLE’s world. The EP also reflects on the bands recent electronic direction. ‘We dabbled with synths in part on the last record, but this time round we spent a lot more time with Youth crafting the right sounds which we’re all pleased with.’

Amongst the EP that grounds the bands sound and delivers on the weight of their musical power, it closes with the epic grandeur of ‘Further’. The track not only captures NLE’s desire to stretch themselves to new limits, but as a whole ‘Parting Shot’ shows their willingness to experiment in what they regard to be their most accomplished work to date.

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released February 8, 2019

all songs written by glen/burgess/cavanagh/zielinski

andrew glen - vocals, guitars, synths, rhodes, programming
lee anne burgess - bass, backing
austin davey - guitar
greg zielinski - drums, percussion, piano, backing

produced by youth at the pool, london
recorded, engineered and mixed by michael rendall at prism sounds
mastered by nigel walton at the edit suite uk

additional programming by michael rendall
guitars, backing by tom cavanagh


design and art direction by northern light exposure and ghost of the north
front cover photography courtesy of the dungeness estate
rear cover provided by haarkon
inlay photography by chris o’donovan www.chrisodonovan.com

special thanks to our friends and family and everyone involved

www.northernlightexposure.com


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Northern Light Exposure are a new band from South East London. Wrapped up in a sound that recalls the fuzzed guitarwork of the Doves, the bass driven swagger of the Editors, and the angular melodies of Echo and the Bunnymen, Northern Light Exposure draw them all together in to something taut, shimmering and cinematic. ... more

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Track Name: Parting Shot
PARTING SHOT

Don’t let the feeling of hope
Drag you down
It’s pulling you down

Afraid, I’m not feeling afraid
Now you’re not around

You are the one who understands
This dear life
You are the one who understands
That after all’s been said and done
And what’s left
Will soon become a memory
And after all’s been said and done
And what’s left will soon be gone
Gone

Fate I’ve been fearing this fate
For far too long
It’s all gone wrong

And hope I don’t belive in this hope
Anymore

You are the one who understands
You are the one tonight
You are the one who understands

That after all’s been said and done
And what’s left will soon become a memory
And after all’s been said and done
And what’s left will soon be gone
Gone

Till all is gone, till all is gone
Till all is gone, till all is gone
Now who will fire
The final parting shot

Shot
Shot
Shot
Track Name: For Every Flame
FOR EVERY FLAME

How does it feel to fall from grace
To lose your favour lose your way
Did you burn with ambition
Were you the next in line
Did your light fade before its time

When all the hope inside is lost
You must remember
That all we love returns to dust
When all is gone

We don’t always see the way it ends
We only know how it begins
How it begins

All your life you’ve been shaping your legacy
Driving you on pushing you on
Now all that remains
Is the man you can never be
Pulling you down it’s bringing you down

We don’t always see the way it ends
We only know how it begins
But for every flame there is a spark
That lights our way out of the darkness

For every flame
For every flame
For every flame
Every flame
For every
Track Name: Trouble
TROUBLE

Are we inherently the same
Just a form of genetics changing shape
Born of our parents’ design cut from the same cloth
A string of x and y’s

But we are not the same despite what they say
We have different ways

Oh there’s trouble in my heart there’s trouble in my head
And all that lies between them
Oh it’s written in my blood it’s running through my veins
When everything’s against me

Where is the thread from which we are spun
Were these anomalies pressed in to each of us
Flawed right down to our seams
But long before the start this human heart
Was faulty as could be

But watch just what you say there’s history in a name
It’s in our DNA

Oh there’s trouble in my heart there’s trouble in my head
And all that lies between them
Oh it’s written in my blood it’s running through my veins
When everything’s against me
Oh it’s poisoning my mind it’s blackening my name
Although we try to fake it
Oh there’s trouble in my heart trouble in my soul
And there’s no way we can change it

There’s trouble in my dreams there’s trouble in my mind
There’s trouble in our nature nobody can deny
What comes of the future takes with it the past
Does history shape us or is it just our curse
Track Name: Further
FURTHER

We’re alone now, you don’t have to pretend
Here’s your moment, here’s your moment
You’re further, further, away
You’re further, further, away

These walls are tumbling down all around me
You see the things I fear are those you cannot see
You’re further, further, away
You’re further, further, away

There’s no flies on me, there’s things I need to know
There’s roads we shouldn’t go down
But we don’t talk about love
And there’s no hope without trust
So let’s stop building walls when they should be bridges

There’s a scar, it’s stitched all around my heart
And this pain I’m left to feel
Is like the wound from a poisoned dart
You’re further, further, away
You’re further away

There’s no flies on me, there’s things I need to know
There’s roads we shouldn’t go down
But we don’t talk about love
And there’s no hope without trust
So let’s stop building walls when they should be bridges

We’re still building walls
We’re still building walls
We’re still building walls
We’re still building walls
Walls

We’re alone now you don’t have to pretend
Here’s your moment, here’s you’re moment
You’re further, further, away
You’re further, further, away

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