It’s pretty safe to say Rise Records have had a couple of huge weeks these last couple of weeks with quality and quantity both breaking out of its roster.
First up is The Gospel Youth who released their stunning new album on the 14th July – their debut on Rise as well as their first full length. Always Lose comes as a follow-up to the twelve crowdfunded singles in twelve months that made the group their name, becoming renowned as the up-and-coming British rock band with their honest lyrics and catchy hooks. In addition to the whole album, they’ve released a video for the track Your Love Was A Cancer which was filmed on this year’s Vans Warped Tour. The band are currently still out on the road for another couple of weeks on that run until it closes on 6th August.
Goldfinger have made a monumental comeback with their first album in nine years titled The Knife which was released yesterday. Since 2008’s Hello Destiny, the band have been working on songs to supply other artists as well as frontman John Feldmann’s infamous production work for the likes of 5 Seconds of Summer and Black Veil Brides. The new album itself features appearances from Mighty Mighty Boss Tones guitarist Nate Albert and a near-whole album performance from blink-182‘s Travis Barker on drums amongst others, and was released on Rise yesterday (21st July). The latest single from the album is called Put The Knife Away which easily demonstrates how Goldfinger have grown since that last album with huge gang vocals and a more poppy feel throughout that almost verges on blink-182 sounds.
Silverstein released a brand new album on the 14th July through Rise as well, titled Dead Reflection which comes 17 years into their veteran career. Latest single Mirror Box was also put out at the same time, a song which demonstrates the band’s melodies while remaining heavy in many ways. Silverstein will be on tour in North America, UK and EU for the rest of the year so check out dates here.
Palisades have released a new music video, this time for their song Better Chemicals. It features on their self-titled third album which was released on the label earlier this year. The band are currently on tour with Japan’s ONE OK ROCK in the US, and will be returning to the UK in August for the annual Reading & Leeds festival.
Pop punk legends Bowling For Soup have just released their second single from Drunk Dynasty, Don’t Be A Dick is an animated video within which a former member of the bands tour crew has been forever immortalised, becoming part of their history forever. Having recently played a headline slot on Slam Dunk‘s Fireball stage and before that embarked on numerous tours, the next tour will be Jaret’s solo tour in the UK Heartache & Hilarity, tickets available from usual vendors.
Obey The Brave will be headed back to the UK for a couple of intimate shows, having recently released their third full length album; Mad Season and music video for Drama. Check it out below:
“Sonically and visually, this new song and video mark a new turn in our career. We stepped out of our comfort zone and drove ourselves to new limits, trying out different ideas while maintaining the heaviness and energy from our Young Blood days. As soon as I heard that riff, all I could hear in my head was Steve’s voice over and over again. He and I have been writing and performing together in Despised Icon for 15 years. That chemistry definitely shines on this single.” – Alex Erian, vocals
Canada’s own Comeback Kid have recently inked a new deal with the Nuclear Blast family, having recently been working on the follow up to Die Knowing the first single Absolute off of their as yet untitled album is available to check out and features vocals from Devin Townsend at this link from Noisey.
“We are ecstatic to be signing with Nuclear Blast. A label that has been running for 30 years and home to some of hardcore and metal’s most integral acts. Like COMEBACK KID, Nuclear Blast is a label that focuses it’s energy globally as they have offices all over the world. That is really exciting for us as a band that prides itself on playing in as many corners of the earth as possible.
Here in Canada we are joining up with long-time friends at New Damage/Dine Alone. We have worked closely with them before so we know it will be a great fit and fresh start in our home country.
Our new album is going to be the most diverse and interesting record yet in my opinion. There are a few collaborations and we stepped outside of our box and out of our comfort zone a lot on this one. I’ve worked with Devin Townsend on another project before so to have him sing on “Absolute” was awesome for us. I was conjuring up his vocal style anyways when laying down the guide vocals before we knew he was on board for the song. When we asked him to be a part of it he was open and willing so we thank him for that. He definitely put his unique stamp on it.
On to the next chapter for COMEBACK KID with a new team to help us share our music. We will be starting a new cycle of touring around the world starting this summer. Can’t wait to share what we have been working on.” – Andrew Neufeld (vocals).
The band hit up Europe at the following dates:
16.06. B Dessel, Festival Park Stenehei
17.06. F Clisson, Hellfest
19.06. D Trier, Ex-Haus
20.06. D Stuttgart, Universum
21.06. D Hannover, Chez Heinz
23.06. NL Ysselsteyn, Jera On Air
24.06. D Gräfenheinichen, With Full Force
26.06. S Stockholm, Cyklopen
27.06. N Oslo, Sub Scene
28.06. S Göteborg, Sticky Fingers
29.06. DK Aalborg, 1000Fryd
01.07. D Munster, Vainstream Rockfest
02.07. D Aschaffenburg, Hardcore Summer Fest
04.07. CZ Královec, Rock For People Festival
06.07. ES Viveiro, Resurrection Festival
08.07. D Rauhenebrach, Krach am Bach
American rockers CKY have unveiled their latest single Replaceable from upcoming release The Phoenix out on June 16, 2017 via SPV / Longbranch. This marks the bands first release since 2009 and they have a packed summer of touring ahead of them, complete with a stint on Warped Tour.
“Replaceable is a rockin track. F*cking solid,I would say it is generally about anyone that gets in your way, holds you back or slows your potential with their own blatant insecurity, fears or sickness. Individuals that you are ultimately and knowingly covering for as they selfishly sabotage you. And then realizing how much better you can be without any losers or life suckers as obstacles. Rock n roll power. Onward. Strength from within.”
” – Chad I Ginsburg (vocals/guitar).
Following on from the previous 2 singles released from upcoming sixth album Hydrograd, Stone Sour are currently streaming their third single Taipei Person/Allah Tea. Check out the track on youtube at this link.
Hydrograd‘s tracklisting is as follows:
2. Taipei Person/Allah Tea
3. Knievel Has Landed
5. Song #3
7. The Witness Trees
8. Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I)
9. Thanks God It’s Over
10. St. Marie
12. Whiplash Pants
13. Friday Knights
14. Somebody Stole My Eyes
15. When The Fever Broke
Don’t forget to check them out later this year at the following UK dates:
Pop punkers State Champs have released this acoustic version of Secrets with Popbuzz, this comes after announcing the upcoming release of their deluxe DVD edition of Around The World and Back, due out May 5th via Pure Noise Records. Of the acoustic performance the band had the following statement to make:
“Secrets is not only near and dear to us because it was the first single off of Around the World and Back, but our love for the track has only grown with this acoustic rendition. Although our acoustic appearances are few and far between, Secrets was always a stand out, laden with 3-part harmony and chunky guitars, so it was only right that we recorded it for the deluxe edition of the record.”
Pre-order the DVD here and check out the trailer below if you haven’t caught it yet.
Pop punk’s newest heroes Waterparks showed they may be relatively new but they know how to start a show as they stormed their way through a set of crowd pleasers. Sharing their set between their EP Cluster and debut album Double Dare meant that the older tracks like Crave got a slightly louder sing-a-long but the performance never wavered. You’d hardly notice that some songs were still quite new to the band or the crowd. 7/10
Punk rock band SWMRS took to the stage next set to prove that it wasn’t just a pop punk night tonight. From the get go they were on overdrive, with head banging and foot stomping galore. The energy they fed into the crowd started the first noticeable jostling; the music seemed to be going down well too with a vast majority of the crowd pitching in with lyrics. 7/10
Quite literally kicking things off with Kicking and Screaming, All Time Low bounded out onto the stage to a deafening roar of approval from their fans. This might be a tour that is noticeably smaller than their last visit to the UK in which they played arena size venues, but from the impressive lighting rig to the packed out shows it’s clear this is no small date in the calendar. Bounding around the stage the guys show off their usual antics; there is much talk of penis’, women and Jack collects his standard amount of bras. Yet at the same time, everything feels new, the confidence, the energy, it all feels renewed. It could be coincidence, it could be to do with their recent signing to Fueled By Ramen but something has them bouncing that little bit higher tonight. Launching through an assortment of their hits; Weightless, Something’s Gotta Give and Kids In The Dark, to name but a few, everything feels polished and shiny. Whilst they are arguably a very different band to what they used to be, they’ve adapted and tried to accommodate old and new fans alike with a variety of songs from across their back catalogue.
With the upcoming album Last Young Renegade on it’s way imminently it was only fitting they play the first single off of it, Dirty Laundry. The only surprise was how well everyone in the crowd knew it, from an outside perspective it wouldn’t be apparent at all that it was a new song. Towards the end of the set Therapy made an appearance which had the entire crowd singing along to every word, quite a moving moment with old and new fans coming together on what is considered a bit of a classic for All Time Low. Rounding off the encore with Dear Maria, Count Me In was always going to end well and it was a real feel good affair with the crowd shouting every word and the band bouncing around with renewed vigor. Is this a band that has staying power? Definitely. Did they deliver? 100%. The banter might need some work but the performance is golden. 9/10