Northlane is an Australian metalcore band from Blacktown in Sydney, New South Wales, formed in 2009. Northlane's musical style has been described as metalcore and progressive metal. Guitarist Josh Smith stated in early 2015 that their influences include their favorite metalcore band Architects (whose song "North Lane" they are named after), the Australian progressive rock band Karnivool, the instrumental metal artist Cloudkicker and the alternative rock band Incubus.