‘Carpe Noctem’, the first official single from the upcoming debut record ‘Moments In Ruin’ by Brisbane based post-punk band Ancient Channels. The album is an anthemic explosion of ideas and sounds.
Smeared palette of guitars betwixt noise rock past, present and beyond underpinned by a power shuffle and a volley of synth and bass – cater to the best of your senses, from depth to height.
‘Carpe Noctem’ is a tribute to the night and a lyrical celebration of the ambient darkness in our lives. A time when our hopes, wants and deepest fantasies coalesce in our subconscious and dance about in our dreams.
Kelly Hanlon (Deafcult, Terra Pines) and Chris Preindl (Leavings, Vestiges, & Apparitions) drive this project.
Like the witchcraft of old, ‘Carpe Noctem’ serrated in underpinnings; in self absorption and tantalizing evisceration. Which way is up? Which way is down?
No one knows. And that’s the way it should be.
Ancient Channels, deliver in spades.
The band is influenced by the mechanistic grooves of Juju era Siouxsie & The Banshees, synth heavy sci-fi soundtracks and the squalling guitars of modern noise rock.