Fast-rising British metallers, Graphic Nature, known for their aggressive contemporary sound, influenced by nu-metal and early 2000’s metalcore, have today released new single, ‘Something I’m Not’, taken from their second LP, ‘Who Are You When No One Is Watching?’, due for a July 12th release on Rude Records.

"‘Something I’m Not’ is a track written after I’d had thoughts of seriously hurting someone,” reveals frontman, Harvey Freeman. “Just so someone else could go through what I had. I realised soon after, that this was an awful way to think and I came to the conclusion that I will never let myself be like that person who did the same to me.”

As detailed in the band’s recent Kerrang! cover feature, a random attack on a train deeply affected Harvey. As he tried to work through the after effects and the surprising range of emotions he was running into, he found himself wearing a mask, even when opening up about mental health onstage.

“After this thing that happened to me, I became really aggressive and hateful towards people,” says Harvey. “It got to the point whereI really wanted to hurt someone out of spite. I wanted someone else to feel what I was going through, and the only way that I could do that was to do the same thing that someone did to me. It really took me aback, because I didn't think that I would think like that. It made me think, ‘Fuck this, I'm not that person.’

Barely a year on from a debut that saw them emerge as one of the brightest lights in British metal, Graphic Nature return with their heavy, emotional and raw second album, "Who Are You When No One Is Watching?". It’s a title singer Harvey Freeman has been thinking about a lot. Already known for a lyrical depth and raw openness that’s given the band a unique connection with their fans, through its 10 tracks, the record sees Harvey asking big questions about people’s true identity.

“It's the idea of your true self showing through,” he explains. “We all put on a mask around our friends and colleagues, pretending to be someone. And then when we come home, that's our true personality. Or, on the flipside of it, it's the fakeness of pretending to be someone that's likable and nice, but who also does horrific things. There are many different ways to take it. It's really just who you are.”

“It's more experimental from our side of things. We've added a lot more of our garage and drum’n’bass influences,” says Harvey. “We've played with the softer side of things in a sense. There’s a couple of liquid drum’n’bass bits which flow into the song and then almost become the beating heart of them, which I really thought was cool. If we like it, we’d put it in. We're writing for ourselves because this is the music we enjoy playing. We're not worried about if something’s a cool mosh part, or a cool gang chant. We’re just doing whatever we think is cool

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