“’Pointless Perfection’ deals with the question: How perfect can thing get – and is aiming at it really all there is? False perfectionism often leads up to a point where the important things get out of sight and you lose yourself in random details.” Melodic hardcore bands are used to be in conflict between tradition and a modern approach. While tradition is demanding to let the furious energy of hardcore float boundlessly, at the same time the band has devoted itself to the details and refinements that turn tracks into songs and music that is able to express more than music that is apparently just waiting for the next breakdown. UP NORTH from Cologne, Germany are managing this task in an exemplary manner: Overwhelming (positive) energy and enthusiasm meet technical ability and experience – the balancing act, which was described at the beginning, is apparently managed with ease.
No matter if it’s about an uncompromising hardcore smasher like ‘Straight On’ that’s coming up with sing-alongs and a mighty breakdown or if it’s the single ‘Reds And Whites’ that’s presenting UP NORTH from a much more catchy and reflective side, every second on ’Pointless Perfection’ makes the listener aware that this is an affair of the heart, driven by a positive fundamental idea. Nothing against the quest for perfection but sometimes there are just more important things in life.
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While tradition is demanding to let the energy of hardcore float boundlessly, at the same time the band has devoted itself to the details and refinements that turn tracks into songs and music that is able to express more than music that is apparently just waiting for the next breakdown.
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UP NORTH are founded in 2015. They’re all making music as long as they can remember, they’re all part of the scene and when a few more bands have vanished into oblivion, it becomes clear quite quickly that they have to start something together.