Listen: NITE FIELDS – ‘VOYEUR’

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New noise emanating from the dark here – a new track from Brisbane transplants Nite Fields. After releasing a great album in early 2015, Nite Fields ventured overseas for a tour across Russia. Nite Fields have slimmed down to two members now, both living in separate continents. Danny Venzin, vocalist and founding member is now based in Moscow, while guitarist and Multiple Man Chris Campion resides in New York City.

‘Voyeur’ is noticeably different from previous Nite Fields material, most likely due to the personnel changes. Automated percussion replaces live kit sounds, while tribal jungle synths create a strangely hypnotic beat to bop along to. Nite Fields has retained the coiling guitars, weaving between the new elements with poise while Danny Venzin mutters and shouts rather than croons. It’s new yet also recognisable. It’s Nite Fields born anew, rebuilt – a robot with new synthetic skin, closer to seeming organic but still inhuman.

As the song’s title would suggest, the song is laced with perverse intent. There’s a figure in the mirror, in the doorway – living a shadowy existence. “Tread softly, hide your glances, a voyeur makes no mark” Danny cautions. Is he the voyeur? Is he giving us warning? Either way it’s enough to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. It’s thrilling stuff.

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