Normandie January 2021 press shot
The News

Normandie have dropped a swaggering new single, Babylon

Watch the video for Normandie’s new single Babylon, a song about searching for – and ultimately finding – your identity.

Swedish trio Normandie have unveiled a new single ahead of the release of upcoming album Dark & Beautiful Secrets on February 19.

The swaggering new track goes by the name Babylon, and, according to singer Philip Strand, actually wasn’t supposed to happen”.

With the COVID restrictions, it landed us more time to dive into the studio again and play around with new ideas,” he explains. The song came purely from just having fun and playing around using breaths and coughs as instruments.”

Read this: 10 of the best rock and metal remix albums

Diving deeper into the meaning of Babylon, Philip continues: I’ve been searching for my identity my entire life. Going from group to group, crowd to crowd, trying to fit in – finally, I realised that my true identity is something I should form myself.

 Are you following or falling out’ is a line I wanted to use to express the way many of these groups behave. You’re either in or out. To me, identity is what you get when you mix all the things you identify with, bits and pieces that then become you as whole.”

Watch the video for Babylon below:

Catch Normandie with Thousand Below and Captives at the following dates this year:

October

8 Denmark Copenhagen @ Rust
9 Germany Hamburg @ Headcrash
10 Czech Republic Prague @ Rock Cafe
11 Germany Munich @ Feierwerk
13 Hungary Budapest @ Dürer Kert
14 Austria Vienna @ Viper Room
15 Germany Stuttgart @ Club Zentral
16 Germany Cologne @ Club Volta
17 Germany Frankfurt @ Das Bett
18 France Paris @ Backstage By The Mill
20 UK Bristol @ The Fleece
21 UK Manchester @ Rebellion
22 UK Glasgow @ Cathouse
23 UK Southampton @ The Joiners
24 UK London @ Powerhaus
25 UK Birmingham @ Mama Roux’s
27 Germany Leipzig @ Naumanns
28 Germany Münster @ Sputnikcafé
29 The Netherlands Eindhoven @ Dynamo
30 The Netherlands Haarlem @ Patronaat
31 Germany Berlin @ Privatclub

Read this: Poppy:​“What I’ve experienced in the past is a story worth telling”

Posted on January 8th 2021, 9:00a.m.
Read More
Svalbard in The K! Pit
Brit metallers Svalbard hit The K! Pit in association with Nordic Spirit at Blondies, our favourite East London dive bar.
Holding Absence in The K! Pit
Melodic post-hardcore crew Holding Absence hit The K! Pit in association with Nordic Spirit at Blondies, our favourite East London dive bar.
A Day To Remember, Code Orange, Mastodon and more for Download Festival 2022

Download Festival have announced A Day To Remember, Code Orange, Mastodon and a further 17 bands for 2022, plus day splits!

IDLES announce new album Crawler, share lead single The Beachland Ballroom

Watch the video for IDLES’ new single The Beachland Ballroom – the most important song” on their upcoming album Crawler, according to vocalist Joe Talbot.