Capturing the intensity of NIN, Tool and Massive Attack is Dublin-based electronic/alternative rock collective Restive Nation who have a new EP titled Lucidum set for release on June 12th.
Ahead of the EP’s release they issue the electro-punk single ‘Coma’, the band’s first release featuring Tony Carberry on vocals.
The lyrics revolve around themes of suicidal thoughts and the many masks the victim wears in modern day society; the lies we tell ourselves in our subconscious when experiencing a mental health crisis and stepping out to the edge into the unknown. The lyrics and music are extremely intertwined, and are intended to both help convey the daily conflict people can face deep inside their mind. The contrasts and dynamics helping portray the inner turmoil one can experience when dealing with dark thoughts.
Formed back in 2014, Restive Nation set out as a three-piece taking on a new slant on alternative electronic-based music by fusing elements of heavy rock, ambient soundscape and progressive technical metal and quickly established themselves as a live act on the Irish circuit.
Thereafter, Restive Nation set about expanding the band’s sound with a line-up reaching seven members, and featuring three very different and versatile vocalists.
The band currently consist of Chris Cahill (Production & sound design, guitar, vocals), Ciaran Timmy Lynch (Bass), Ben Thonett (Synthesiser), Cion O’Callaghan (Drums) and on vocals Tony Carberry, Neal Pawney Bond and John Atmahead.
You can stream ‘Coma’ single here and reserve Lucidium here.