Faze (from Montreal)
The 7″ they launched on 11PM Data final yr was my first introduction to them, however they have been taking part in collectively for just a few years previous to that. They’ve these actually drawn out vibe-y interludes the place the singer performs round on a trombone and it is actually cool to see stay. As a stay band, they’re unbelievable sounding. You’ll be able to inform they have been taking part in collectively for years. Additionally, their first US present will likely be in NYC with us for our file launch present 4/21 @ TV Eye.
Phantom (from New Jersey)
Whereas nonetheless on 11PM Data, this band simply put out their demo tape with them. These are a bunch of individuals I have been seeing at exhibits for like 10 years now, if no more. I booked their first present in February 2022 and begged them to file a demo ASAP. This lastly dropped in December and I have never stopped listening to it. It is like early 80s USHC with a number of cool fashionable affect as properly. Extraordinarily quick, unrelenting hardcore punk with enormous emphasis on the punk. Additionally, a number of the craziest drumming I’ve heard shortly. This complete group of musicians are distinctive.
Ideation (from Florida)
Tallahassee has a very cool hardcore punk scene, comprised of a number of the identical members simply taking part in in AMAZING bands particularly Protocol and Armor, who occur to be a few of my favourite bands for the previous couple of years. Gel performed with Ideation in Tallahassee and so they rip stay simply as laborious as they do on the demo.
Exhibition (from New York)
We did a brief tour with this band in September of 2022. Apart from being some actually cool and candy individuals, they’re fairly probably the most effective stay hardcore band I’ve ever seen, arms down. You’d suppose these guys play 250 exhibits a yr with how tight they’re. And so they additionally simply dropped their first LP titled The Final Chuckle on Triple B Data. There’s a number of crossover thrash components, and a few INSANE shredding on this file.
Huge Chuckle (from Wisconsin)
My favourite half about touring and taking part in a lot is getting to fulfill and tour with bands I simply completely love. We simply did 2 and a half weeks of exhibits with Huge Chuckle, after which their debut LP on Revelation Data dropped proper after. I noticed them for the primary time on the Convulse Data Fest/Weekend in Denver in October 2021. Of the numerous unbelievable bands I bought to see that weekend, Huge Chuckle was a stand out for positive. Simply extra quick unrelenting early 80’s influenced hardcore, however with some late 80s affect as properly. I hear an excellent quantity of early Sick Of It All in there.
Sweet Apple (from Colorado)
Persevering with on with bands I have been lucky to tour with, Sweet Apple are a loud, noisy, excellent band. The 4 tune 7″ World For Sale they put out on Convulse Data late final yr completely encapsulate how gritty and tight they sound stay. The guitar taking part in could be a few of my favourite I’ve seen, not as a result of the riffs are technical or something, however simply how HARD and PUNCHY he could make a guitar sound. Tristan broke a string at possibly 5 of the 7 exhibits we performed collectively final yr. This band is greatest seen in a small room, packed to the brim with individuals, and it will depart your ears ringing for per week. And it is excellent.
Repeat Offender (from California)
I have been following this band for the reason that demo in 2020, and since then they put out an EP and promo (hopefully for a full LP finally), the previous of which Summery Execution EP was my favourite hardcore launch of 2021. When you like your hardcore punk to sound robust as hell, however nonetheless with loads of punk, that is what you are in search of.
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