Changing The Timeline is the new single from Sydney four-piece The Laurels. Coming in at a mere two minutes and 52 seconds, it may blow a few minds still swimming in the dreamlike reverie of previous single Tidal Wave, but it showcases The Laurels at their visceral best.
Taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album Plains, Changing The Timeline is a powerful sucker punch that wails, drones and soars as it shows another side to the band dubbed “Sydney’s premier purveyors of atmospheric shoegaze” (Time Out Sydney).
Having recently toured the country with Pond and following shows with likes of The Black Angels, Wooden Shjips, Swervedriver, Low and Tame Impala, The Laurels have developed a solid reputation as one of the country’s best live bands. But whilst notoriety as a floppy haired sonic assault machine is flattering, there’s a lot more to the band than that, and Plains sees The Laurels reveal what has long been shielded behind their wall of white noise.
Producer Liam Judson (Belles Will Ring, Cloud Control), a long-time friend of the band who helped with the recording of their acclaimed 2011 debut EP Mesozoic, was the man to dismantle The Laurels’ wall of sound brick by brick, and is responsible for the deft production on Changing The Timeline.
Plains will be released on Rice Is Nice on July 13, 2012. Tour dates to be announced soon.
The clip for the song was directed by Brent ‘SPOD’ Griffin and makes use of some pretty awesome VHS special effects. Currently being featured on Mess + Noise, check it out here.