Formed in 2018, after years of performing in other bands like Melting Time and Lagüna, Disorientations quickly grew out into a full-fledged and close-knit group. Lifelong friends Lukas Van Camp (bass), Tomas Serrien (drums) and Niels Elsermans (vocals, guitar) felt a need to start jamming endlessly as a way to process shared loss experiences.
Their collaborative writing process soon led to songs inspired by the melancholic dark 80s. While combining new wave with more alternative punk and noise music, their music became characterized by an intense and contemporary cold-blooded sound that comes to life during their intense and noisy performances. The trio wants to show a raw and compelling face of post-punk by translating their emotions in a direct musical manner. They muse in a loud and introspective way about life, because for them musically nothing is without obligation.
Disorientations debuted with single and EP ‘Close To Disappearing’ in early 2020 on Wool-E, right before the pandemic bolstered their grim musical vision. Single ‘Wandering’ was self-released at the end of 2020, accompanied with a Lynchian black-white short movie by visual artist Achiel De Vlerk.
‘Memory Lanes’ continues in that melancholic atmosphere of loss and mourning. It confronts the listener with moments of despair, but the guitar wall of sound, the harsh rhythmic power and the haunting vocals give enough energy to embrace those inevitable tragic moments of life.