Pleiades have dropped new single All At Your Mercy, taken from their new EP of the same name which will be released on May 31st via AWAL.
The song was recorded at HQ Recording Studio in Manchester and produced by Joe Clayton (Pijn, Leeched, Wren), and mastered by Brad Boatright ( Rolo Tomassi, Employed To Serve, Coldbones) at Audiosiege Portland, Oregon.
Talking about the track, vocalist Andy Calderbank said that themes of control, consequence and fear ran throughout the single.
“All At Your Mercy is lyrically about control and the catharsis we feel when we finally give it up,” he explained.
“We welcome consequence, reluctantly accept responsibility and approach the future with caution. I guess you could describe it as agnosiophobia or the fear of not knowing what will happen.”
Pleiades are a five piece post-metal band from Manchester brought together through their love of all things emo and alternative. Originally creating emotive instrumental soundscapes as a three-piece, the band held auditions for a vocalist to add an extra dimension.
And while Calderbank wasn’t an original member of the band, his audition blew Pleiades away and the rest is history.
Talking about the recruitment process, the band added: “We originally had people come in and sing Jimmy Eat World’s Polaris but nothing quite clicked.
“When Andy came in he was really up for having a go at one of the pieces we’d written and he just let rip! It was the combination of shouts, screams and his impassioned vocal style that caught our attention… we took him on straight away.”
Ryan Noble was later added to the roster to bring depth, production and substance to the band – while he also played a key part in enabling the band to write their first record.
The band have since gone on to share stages with Free Throw, Dryjacket, Wren, Napoleon, Chapter and Verse, OHHMS and more.