Formed in Sydney, Northlane took shape in 2009 and quickly flourished into one of the most successful heavy music acts in Australia today.
Northlane’s journey started with their debut Hollow Existence. Released in 2009, the EP caught the attention of UNFD and paved the way for their first album Discoveries in 2011, which reached #86 on the ARIA Chart and set the band up for relentless touring around Australia in support of it.
In early 2013, Northlane released their second album, Singularity. Recorded with Will Putney, Singularity peaked at #3 on the ARIA Chart. The album was a critical and commercial success received universal acclaim upon its release, capped off with a nomination for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal album in the 2013 ARIA Awards. Singularity launched the band worldwide and saw them tour extensively in Europe, North America and Australia/New Zealand, with notable appearances on the Big Day Out festival and the American Dream tour with Bring Me The Horizon and Of Mice & Men.
Upon its release in July 2015, Northlane’s third album, Node, raced straight to the top of the ARIA Chart, debuting at #1 and landing them the ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal album. Revered by media around the world, Node scored the coveted feature album on triple j, a guest host spot on iconic ABC television program Rage and two Blunt Magazine covers in six months. Alternative Press nominated Northlane for the ‘Best New Band’ award at the 2015 APMAs and they earned a second Metal Hammer Golden Gods ‘Best Music Video’ nomination for Node’s first single “Rot”.
Northlane’s fourth album Mesmer was released on March 24 no forewarning and completely blindsided fans and the industry alike. Northlane were lauded alongside Beyonce and Drake for presenting the album directly to their fans in such an unorthodox and exhilarating manner, and since it dropped Mesmer debuted at #3 on the ARIA Chart and has been streamed over 10 million times. Among the excitement, Mesmer was received with a raft of acclaim and labelled “triumphant” and a “masterpiece” by critics across the globe, and saw the band win their second ARIA award in 2017 for Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal album, shaping Northlane into one of the most successful Australian heavy music exports today.