Northern Gloom - Autolux. A woman in a sixties dress dances as a great explosion mushrooms behind her.

Northern Gloom

Just like with ‘God is in the TV’, Northern Gloom’s substantial sound in their latest single immediately arrests your attention. The opening riff slams a thick mix of tone down… and the scene is very much set.

The intro gives way to a dream-like verse, haunting vocals with more space in the sound – though it’s still got that big tone. Then the chorus brings the riff back, alongside a strong melodic vocal thread. Compared to most stuff you hear these days, the drums feel more locked into the flow of the song, playing around the riff and adding to it with great tom work.

On a technical tangent, Northern Gloom achieve the holy grail of mix – all the instruments are loud and clear. It’s got great loud quality, but if you focus on any one part, you can hear it entirely.

This single is your go-to for something really different that still has great musicality.

‘Autolux’ is taken from Northern Gloom’s forthcoming album Here It Is, which is out on 26th August 2022.

Watch Northern Gloom – Autolux.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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