Premiere: A Northern Light – Paranoia

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Having formed back in the starry-eyed days of 2010, Belfast-based alt-rock trio A Northern Light have always leaped straight for the jugular, a tradition which their rousing new single, ‘Paranoia’, more than comfortably attests to. Recorded for the most part with Neal Calderwood at Manor Park studio, much of the instrumentation on the track, including its web of synths, drum loops and backing vocals, were recorded by the band at home. Driven by Omar Ben Hassine’s urging drum-and bass rhythm – often an ANL sonic trademark – it’s a subtly layered, typically impassioned effort from the threesome.

Taken from the forthcoming first installment of their two-part LP, Kingdoms, ‘Paranoia’ is released on February 19. The following night the band will officially launch the single at Belfast’s Empire. Have an exclusive peek at the video for ‘Paranoia’ – by the band’s bassist Colm Laverty – below.

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