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AUSSIE METAL OUTFIT FIGURES DROP FURIOUS NEW VIDEO SINGLE ‘SOMEONE UNINVITED’

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Figures – ‘Operating In Unsafe Mode’
Out 17th July (Independent release)

Pre-order album here

Figures – ‘Someone Uninvited’
Out Friday 10th July
Watch on YouTube

WHAT THE MEDIA SAY ABOUT FIGURES

 “One of the most promising bands leading the charge, boasting a sound that’s a muscular prog amalgamation of churning, drop-tuned riffs, scintillating melodies and multi-layered density”
Metal Hammer UK

“A blend of heavy rage that means their music hits you instantly and accomplished musicianship that makes you come back for more”.
Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio

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Figures – ‘Somone Uninvited’

Following the success of their first album single ‘Underpaid Machinery’, Melbourne-based metal powerhouse FIGURES have dropped ‘Someone Uninvited’, the second video single drawn from their forthcoming debut album ‘Operating In Unsafe Mode’.

Releasing on 17th July, Figures’ debut studio album has already caught the attention of Daniel P Carter and the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, as well as Triple J’s The Racket and Kerrang! Radio’s Alex Baker. The release of ‘Underpaid Machinery’ saw radio play from all three, with Alex Baker stating that the track was “a blend of heavy rage that means their music hits you instantly and accomplished musicianship that makes you come back for more”.

Now, Figures are releasing the album’s second video single, which hits just days before the release of their debut album.  At the time of writing ‘Someone Uninvited’, the Australian equal rights marriage plebiscite was taking place, seemingly dividing the country but, as the band see it, simply irritating everyone involved who just wanted to live their lives the way they wanted.

For Figures, this idea that major, life changing decisions could be made by an external force with no connection whatsoever to the individuals involved or the community they’re affecting stood out as a fascinating opportunity for lyrical exploration.

WATCH SOMEONE UNINVITED ON YOUTUBE

 “Someone Uninvited was a much pulsier and punky song than we had ever written prior, but it was instantly a favourite to both the band and those closest to us, which is why we wanted it to be a single”, comments Figures vocalist Mark Tronson.

“The message in the lyrics – that of standing up to oppression and dehumanisation – are unfortunately always relevant, even more so in 2020. For the video, we felt that the lyrics spoke for themselves and, rather than taking a narrative route, went for something that visually captures the overall sonic vibe of the record.

Extending beyond the confines of ‘Someone Uninvited’, the single’s accompanying video is also a reflection of Figures’ upcoming debut album overall.

“Conceptually the record was meant to sound glitchy, static, frantic and very high energy, so that ended up being the basis for the ‘Someone Uninvited’ video, so all those elements are present and people can really get a feel for the full record. We also went for a loose “lyric video” feel, as we decided that we wanted to encourage people to start singing along to our music!”

Figures’ upcoming studio album ‘Operating In Unsafe Mode’ follows two acclaimed EPs – ‘Self Titled’ (2016) and ‘Chronos’ (2017) – as well as performances with the likes of Hed (p.e.), Pop Evil, Mammal, Voyager and Twelve Foot Ninja. Add to that the band’s status as PROGFEST regulars and headline act of 2018’s AMPED Festival, and ‘Operating In Unsafe Mode’ – a record that explores themes of dehumanisation, isolation and oppression, all through the idea of mass media influence and manipulation – stands as a long-awaited and welcome treat for fans and newcomers of the band.

‘Someone Uninvited will be available to stream and download from Friday 10th July. Figures’ debut album ‘Operating in Unsafe Mode’ will be released on Friday July 17th, with pre-orders available via this link. For more information on the band, check out their website.

‘OPERATING IN UNSAFE MODE’ TRACK LIST
1. Failure to React
2. Syntax
3. Someone Uninvited
4. Underpaid Machinery
5. Another Injustice
6. Inside You’re Alone
7. Force Feeding
8. Matrix Love
9. The Circle Bends
10. Pedestals

FIGURES IS

Mark Tronson – Vocals
Paul Callow – Guitar
Josh Gibson – Guitar
Jen Fletcher – Bass
Adam Zaffarese – Drums

FIGURES ONLINE

figuresband.com
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