Published Feb 10, 2017Not far removed from some new label deals, the Flatliners have pulled back the curtain on their new album. Titled Inviting Light, the record will arrive on April 7 through Dine Alone/Rise.
Twelve tracks in length, Inviting Light is said to "signify a new chapter for the group who continue to hold fast to the DIY punk-rock ethos that has been at their core since the beginning."
Frontman Chris Cresswell offered the following statement on the LP's inception:
When we set out to make Inviting Light, we weren't really sure where we were going to end up. Never before have we talked more about the songs we wanted to write before getting in a room and making something happen. More than ever before, we sought to challenge ourselves as a band and as songwriters to cook up something new between us, and reach new territory.
When you spend your 20's on tour travelling the world, you get to see how truly beautiful this planet is, and through a lens most don't have access to. With that unique perspective and the ever moving ground beneath your feet, you wonder who you've been all these years, and also what the person you'll turn out to be will be like.
And though every day may not necessarily be a good one, it always feels good to get together and sing about it. Life will take its toll, and these wheels will keep spinning. To a decade lived dishonest, where at least the feeling's real.
The Flatliners have also lined up a tour through North America and Europe, sharing the stage with the likes of Weezer, the Menzingers and the Dirty Nil for a handful of dates.
Pre-orders are available for physical and digital formats here. Read through the tracklisting and tour itinerary to hear the newly revealed album cut "Human Party Trick" in the player below.
2. Hang My Head
3. Nicotine Lips
5. Human Party Trick
6. Unconditional Love
7. Burn Out Again
8. Infinite Wisdom
9. Sympathy Vote
10. Wedding Speech
11. Chameleon Skin
12. No Roads
02/25 San Jose, Costa Rica - El Sotano
03/31 Saskatoon, SK - Sasktel Centre*
04/02 Winnipeg, MN - MTS Centre*
04/04 Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre*
04/05 Calgary, AB - Grey Eagle Event Centre*
04/06 Dawson Creek, BC - Encana Event Centre*
04/08 Penticton, BC - S.O.E.C*
04/18 Southampton, UK - Talking Heads#
04/19 London, UK - Koko#
04/20 Bristol, UK - Bierkeller#
04/21 Manchester, UK - Academy 2#
04/22 Glasglow, UK - Oran Mor#
04/23 Derby, UK - The Venue#
04/24 Norwich, UK - Epic Studios#
04/26 Cologne, GER - Underground#
04/27 Berlin, GER - Musik & Frieden#
04/28 Munster, GER - Uncle M Event#
04/29 Meerhout, BEL - Groezrock Festival
05/13 Sao Paulo, BRA - Maximus Festival
05/14 Curitiba, BRA - Tresor
05/20 Montreal, QC - Pouzza Fest
07/21 Rimouski, QC - Les Grandes Fetes Telus
07/22 Saguenay, QC - Festival des Bieres du Monde
* with Weezer
# with the Menzingers & the Dirty Nil