‘Shadows In Hibernation’ shows what a gifted and versatile the band is. Check out the amazing new tune from WE NEVER LEARNED TO LIVE below and catch them live on tour – all the dates, including their tour with SVALBARD, are listed below. Pre-orders for the new album are up now via Through Love Records and Holy Roar Records.
Following their 12″ EP and a split 7” with the similarly epic Human Future, Through Love Records was left floored by the bands enthrallingly intense live representations of their recorded work to date. Subsequently, we now arrive at debut album ‘Silently, I Threw Them Skyward’, due out on Holy Roar/Through Love Records, June 22nd.
Whilst perhaps now a cliché, this really is a journey of a record – unafraid to be gloriously melodic, catchy and direct (‘shadows in hibernation’), spookily cinematic (‘you will sleep now, Yourko’) or serenely heavy (the dual/duel bass guitar driven ‘tasting paralysis’). Expertly woven together by Sean Mahon’s vocal delivery (alternating between brittle anguish and reflective melodies) and lyrics – ‘Silently, I Threw Them Skyward’ is an intricate puzzle that will hurt, punish, comfort and uplift. Like all the best music should.
Whilst some band spend their entire existence trying to convey emotion, We Never Learned To Live have harnessed an effortless emotional weight with their music. In a sea of bands desperate to sound more troubled and angst-ridden than the last, WNLTL have one simple advantage up their collective sleeve: sincerity. Sure, they manage to try and hide behind gloriously ornate, obtuse artwork and poetic songtitles, but at the beating heart of this band is a tangibly raw, universal emotional content.
GO HERE to read my interview with the band, conducted in early 2014.