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North Atlas Detail New EP ‘The Longest Shadow Attached To The Ankle’

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North Atlas are one of the more unique bands to come out of the recent influx of British alternative bands. Combining piercing energy with mysterious atmospheres and folkish twinges, they have spent the last few years delicately honing their craft. And all their lessons learnt have led to the announcement of their new EP.

It’s called The Longest Shadow Attached To The Ankle and will be released on September 22. It serves as the follow-up to 2021’s A Weight For The Heavy Handed. And to celebrate, the band have also released a new track set to appear on it.

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That is “Superego“, which flirts with philosophy in a truly engaging manner. Focused on the work of Sigmond Freud, it is an intriguing and indulgent listen. Darkly hypnotic, beautifully rural and deliciously dense, it’s a unique and compelling piece of modern rock songwriting. And if this is just the tip of the iceberg, just wait until see what is lying below the surface.

Vocalist Leon Hunter had this to say about the song and its themes:

“According to Freud, the Superego acts as our moral compass, what he calls the Id describes the drives for primal behaviour, while the regular Ego works to strike a balance between those two needs. The Superego strives for a sort of moral perfection, so I suppose that means there’s usually a cost for what you want. This song is about not paying for what you want by sacrificing your own values.”

North Atlas will also play a trio of headline shows to celebrate the EP release. You can check them out below:

  • September 23 – Glasgow, UK @ Classic Grand
  • September 28 – Manchester, UK @ Star & Garter
  • September 29 – London, UK @ Black Heart
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