8.4.22

Dark Patterns by Night Rites








Night Rites are an emergent three-piece psychedelic rock act from Adelaide, South Australia. The band's music has an unmistakable dark predilection, as evidenced by their new exciting track Dark Patterns, a fuzzy guitar-driven piece with a great deal of energy.

Band member Rhys (vocals, bass) describes the new song: “The idea behind Dark Patterns was to explore the theme of power and manipulation through technology. It’s an idea that makes people feel uneasy, so we wanted to capture that musically by creating a feeling of anxious energy using fuzzed guitars, driving drums and crunchy bass. The narrative itself plays on the design concept of Dark Patterns and explores it from two different perspectives - from those who use it and from those who are used by it. A husky vocal represents the former to give the feeling of secrecy and darkness, while a louder vocal represents the latter to give a sense of frustration and awakening. The story is ultimately one of redemption and of breaking free from the mold.”

Dark Patterns was recorded by Matt Schultz (The Empty Threats, Tiles) and Peter Blunden (Night Rites, The Howling Fog), at their home studios in Adelaide, and mixed and mastered by Brett Orrison in Austin, Texas.

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Night Rites
Artwork by Peter Blunden