Knuckle Puck Announce EP ‘Disposable Life’ Out 4th February 2022 on Wax Bodega

Knuckle Puck, one of the aggressive pop-punk genre’s preeminent forces have today announced a brand new EP “Disposable Life” (produced by Seth Henderson to be released 4th February 2022 on Wax Bodega.

The record opens with “Gasoline,” which premieres today.  A mid-tempo pop punk thunder clap that hammers home the record’s thesis on its chorus and plans for a radical new reality: “With every day spent in the shade, think I’ll watch it burn/Throw gasoline on an open flame,” calls Taylor.

Check out ‘Gasoline’ below.

The five song EP, which comprises four originals and a scorching, faithful cover of blink-182’s “Here’s Your Letter” from the trio’s 2003 untitled LP, is a recommitment to the band’s founding sound—the tight, manicured, major-key chaos of ripping guitars, sprinting bass, airtight drums, and harmonised vocals—but it’s also a recommitment to an idea: that every day and moment has meaning, and every life has value.

Vocalist Joe Taylor describes the EP, which follows last year’s LP 2020, as a throwback to when the band first started. “It feels like we’re kind of rebooting Knuckle Puck,” says Taylor. “Making this music has been the most fun we’ve had in a really long time.”  That feeling is in part due to the break in working forced by the pandemic, but it’s also a product of a freer approach to writing and recording outside of label pressure. “It was fresh and exciting again,” says Taylor. “It was like ‘Oh man, this feels like it did in 2013.’ We captured some of that magic.”

The result is a record that Taylor says bridges the gap between KP sounds of past and present. The title, Disposable Life, nods to this stretch of time in its own way: what does it mean to lead a meaningful life?

Disposable Life is a reintroduction to Knuckle Puck: it’s a celebration of the past decade of the band and a supercharged mission statement for the future. It’s a sharp inhale, a spring-loaded blast off the starting blocks after the tumult of the past two years. It’s a sign of good things yet to come.

Check out the Tracklisting and Pre-order options below.

Disposable Life Tracklisting
Gasoline
Levitate
Lonely Island
In The Bag
Here’s Your Letter (cover)

Pre-orders are available via the following link.

Knuckle Puck Release New Single, ‘Levitate’

Knuckle Puck, one of the aggressive pop-punk genre’s preeminent forces have today released a brand new single, “Levitate” out now on Wax Bodega.

“We are very happy for you all to hear our new song “Levitate”. It is a song for the Knuckle Puck fans who have stuck around over the last decade supporting this band, and for those who will continue to stick around. We’ve been continuously working on more new music for you as well and someday it’ll be here for you – until then, enjoy Levitate.” says the band.

Check out the track via the following link.

The band will be touring the UK with Hot Mulligan in May 2022.

Below are the touring dates.

Sun. May 22, 2022 – Cologne, Germany – Club Volta

Tue. May 24, 2022 – Hamburg, Germany – Headcrash

Wed. May 25, 2022 – Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia

Fri. May 27, 2022 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo

Sun. May 29, 2022 – Birmingham, UK – o2 Academy

Mon. May 30, 2022 – Glasgow, UK – The Garage

Tue. May 21, 2022 – Cardiff, UK – The Globe

Wed. Jun 1, 2022 – London, UK – o2 Academy Islington

Fri 3rd June 2022 – LEEDS Temple Newsam

Sat 4th June – Hatfield Park

Sun, Jun 5, 2022 – Southampton, UK – The 1865

New Music Roundup

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the new music roundup. We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music!

First up this week is Heart Of Gold, which is the solo side project of Being As An Ocean Guitarist/ Vocalist Michael McGough with the release of ‘Left Town’

On the track, McGough says:

“Once we had finished tracking the last part of the last single during the recording process for this EP, we knew we had a solid collection of songs to be released together as a whole,” shares Michael McGough, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of  both Heart of Gold and rock-band Being As An Ocean. “The first single “Over Yourself’ was our ‘re-welcoming’ to the world – ‘See Through’ was the message of personal experience, where the time in between had been spent, and ‘Midnight In Miami’ was paying homage to the original sound that inspired this project to begin with. The next and final single from GOLD, ‘Left Town‘ is the marriage of wearing your heart on your sleeve, but poking fun at yourself along the way. Saying ‘yeah that really hurt having to go through that but hey i’ll have a cool story to tell’. – That’s the whole lyrical message across the board with GOLD.’

Heading to Bristol for the Poppy trio Superlove who’ve announced they’ve recently signed with Rude Records. In addition to the announcement, they’ve released ‘I Love It’ with is expected to feature on their upcoming yet to be announced EP, which should drop later in 2020.

We’re heading into some Post Rock up and comers now. This is Catbamboo with their latest release of a track, ‘Jelly. There’s something just a little soothing about this track where you just have no choice but to sit back and relax. Just listen, you’re welcome.

Switching straight into Nu-metal for the penultimate choice of track with the Arizona based Ded. Their latest record is a little off the ways for the moment but I’ll be sure to update everyone when I hear some news on that front.

Until then, there’s ‘Parasite’ which you’re able to listen to below.

Last new music in the roundup this week is the ever present Knuckle Puck.

Their upcoming record, ’20/20′ is getting released on September 18th 2020 which is just a few weeks away now.

‘Earthquake’ is one of the final tracks off the release and you’ll be able to hear just what we’re in store for as the final track of this weeks roundup.

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!

New Music Roundup 07/08/20

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the new music roundup. We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music!

First up this week is that one who keeps delivering amazing riffs and fantastic tracks, Machine Gun Kelly. His latest release, ‘Concert For Aliens’ sees him team up with Travis Barker (Blink-182) for a piece which just channels classic Pop-Punk in th ebest ways and if you’re wondering…. yes. It’s stuck in my head.

Seconds on this week is the Rockers from down south in As It Is.

The band recently released a reworked version of their track, ‘Soap’ which featured on their 2017 record, ‘Okay’.

The band performed the re-imagining of the track during their Fearless Records virtual music festival, ‘Fearless At Home’ set, which originally took place back in May.

The studio version, titled as ‘Soap 2020’ is available to listen to below.

Keeping in the realm of Pop-Punk right now, Knuckle Puck are gearing towards their upcoming record, ’20/20′ which is set to be released on the 18th September 2020.

The band have released their fourth track from the upcoming release in the form of ‘What Took You So Long?’ which is another brilliant evocative form of Pop-Punk.

Now, get ready to discover one of your next favourite bands.

For the penultimate pick this week, I’ve selected Honey Joy whom released a new song from their forthcoming second album ‘II’, which is set for release 04 Sept via London indie punk label Everything Sucks. The song ‘Pain’ is about a patient vocalist Meg Tinsley was tending to (in her role as a nurse) who was in a lot of pain. 

‘Pain’ exemplifies Honey Joy’s ability to draw upon their punk rock and indie pop influences in a cathartic swirl of sound and spirit. It’s also representative of the album’s split inspiration. ‘II’ is a journey between the dark and the light. Meg wrote half the songs whilst signed-off sick from work due to her mental health and the other half when she was out the other side and on a mission of self love. It’s “an exploration of the places your mind can go and a narrative of my experiences during those times,” she says. 

Matt, Jay (drums), Giles (guitar) and Joe (bass) grew up together and have been playing music in bands with each other since they were 16 years old. As Honey Joy, the band have played shows across the UK and in Europe and the US. They released their self-titled debut album in 2017. 

And lastly for this week we had to go with this artist. For the last few weeks Marilyn Manson has been getting fans ready to ‘prepare’ for an announcement and for good reason.

‘We Are Chaos’ is the first new music off his upcoming eleventh studio record set to be released on 11th September 2020.

On the record, Manson explains:

“When I listen to We Are Chaos now, it seems like just yesterday or as if the world repeated itself, as it always does, making the title-track and the stories seem as if we wrote them today. This was recorded to its completion without anyone hearing it until it was finished. There is most definitely a side A and side B in the traditional sense. But just like an LP, it is a flat circle and it’s up to the listener to put the last piece of the puzzle into the picture of songs.”

He continues: “This concept album is the mirror Shooter [Jennings] and I built for the listener – it’s the one we won’t stare into. There are so many rooms, closets, safes and drawers. But in the soul or your museum of memories, the worst are always the mirrors. Shards and slivers of ghosts haunted my hands when I wrote most of these lyrics.

“Making this record, I had to think to myself: ‘Tame your crazy, stitch your suit. And try to pretend that you are not an animal,’ but I knew that mankind is the worst of them all. Making mercy is like making murder. Tears are the human body’s largest export.”

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!

New Music Video Roundup 03/07/20

First off I do apologise again that there was no music video roundup or new music roundup post last week. As stated in the New Music post, my store had come out of lockdown and due to the hours I was taking up, there was very little time which I could contribute to the blog last week.

Now, moving onto this weeks roundup of ten of the best recently released music videos and sometimes a little information that comes with them! They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music (videos)!

First up this weeka re the British starrs Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes with a previously unreleased track which has not seen the light of day for over half a decade!

It was originally recorded for their 2015 record, ‘Blossom’ but never made the cut for the release. But, to celebrate the anniversary, they’re re re- releasing the record as an extended deluxe edition, including the new track in it’s listing.

Keeping things British for at least this track is the emo quintet Creeper where they have an animated video for the track, ‘Be My End’. This is off their upcoming record ‘Sex, Death & The Intimate Void’, which is set to be released next month.

Will Gould (Vocals) says: “‘Be My End’ is the opening song on our new album ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’. Thematically it introduces the ‘apocalyptic romance’ that the album deals in. The music video marks the first time the band have used animation to tell its story. Calvary Falls is realised in its full glory as our narrative hurtles towards its conclusion. This is the band in a way you’ve never seen it before.”

Stepping into Pop-Punk territory where you get a 2 in 1 video because this features some guest vocals from Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade! This is Knuckle Puck whom have a video off their upcoming record, ’20/20′ set for a release date of September 18th 2020 via Rise Records. Check out ‘Breathe’ below.

Compilation Footage ahead! Originally set to have a video of live footage for this Dream State video, the shift had to go to the band asking fans to send in footage of them singing along to the track for ‘Are You Ready To Live?’

This really does work for the video as well, possibly better than any live footage could do.

CJ Gilpin (Vocals) comments on the track:

“We all at some point in our lives hit rock bottom, and the only road from there is one of change – only you can really pick yourself up and find the meanings that fit you. To be a fully whole being, you must first conquer your fears and pain by yourself; this life is the journey of self and no one can live it like you. No one will see it like you. Are you ready to live?'”\

For another latest release, Misery Signals gives the world a taste of what’s to come off their upcoming record, ‘Ultraviolet’ which is set to be release on August 7th 2020 via Basick Records.

Frontman Jesse Zaraka says:

“It is a record that purveys a much greater sense of hope than those that preceded it, and I think that as older individuals this was important from the onset of the process. I tried to create a Misery Signals record that was lyrically more positive than the previous outings, something that I could get behind as a father. Though there still exists a fair amount of tension and darkness, there shines a great amount more light.”

Moving forward in this weeks list, we have Broadside with their most recent track to come out, ‘Heavenly’ which is off their upcoming record, ‘Into The Raging Sea’.

It’s a love filled track which is a change of pace from the darker aspects they’ve been showing lately.

“’Heavenly’ is just a cute song. Sonically, it’s rooted in our old sound…the one that got us to the place where we are today. It’s a love song and an ode to our first single ‘Coffee Talk.’ Underneath the ‘big picture’ I try and paint into my lyrics, I’m still just a romantic to the core.”

Shifting gears to the Post-Hardcore quintet Slaves, they have released a video for ‘Like I Do’, which is the closing track off their upcoming ‘To Better Days’ record. This is set to be released August 5th 2020 via SBG records.

Heading over to Wichita as we move closer to the end of this week’s list is the Post – Hardcore troupe Revisionist, which was initially premiered on Dead Press. ‘Salient Rite’ is the first track to be released since last year’s ‘Culling’ record.

The track was produced by Underoath’s Aaron Gillespie where Joshua Barbee (Guitar) comments:

“‘Salient Rite’ really focuses on the hardships and struggles we as people go through. How much better one becomes as they deal and learn from the situations. How it affects your circle and elevates as a whole.”

Now we enter the ever growing world of Palaye Royale. The track, ‘Anxiety’ is off their recently released, ‘The Bastards’ record via Sumerian Records which follows on where their previous video, ‘Lovely’ left off which is as dramatic, explosive and hard-hitting as you could get. And best of all, Remington directed it!

And for the final music video of this weeks list, we have the ever explosive gods, Lamb Of God. ‘Gears is off their self-titled record, which was released in June.

Mick Morton states:

“The day has finally arrived! We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing our new, self-titled album today. We’re all so proud of this collection of songs and feel like they rival some of our best work. As a band, we have a reawakened energy and a renewed creative spark that is evident in these songs and pulses through the entire album. Everyone involved in this project is beyond anxious for the world to hear it. We hope you enjoy it and we thank you for your support!.”

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!

Single Roundup 01/05/2020

And now, it’s time for another week of the best singles that have recently been released, well, some of my favourites anyway! I’ve tried to make sure that none of these overlap with the Music Videos Roundup post which should have gone live in addition to this post as well so when you’re done be sure to head over to have a read of that!

Let’s get to the music then shall we?

 

Up first are those Chicago Pop-Punk, ‘Knuckle Puck’. Their new single, ‘RSVP’ is the band’s second release of the year following on from ‘Tune You Out’ which will feature on their upcoming third record, ’20/20′.

It’s an exciting track which is sure to become a Pop-Punk favourite over the course of the next year while keeping to that particular Knuckle Puck brand and might just be my favourite track by them in a while.

On the track, Nick Casasanto has said:

“This is one of the first songs I wrote in my apartment after moving to LA. So much had happened in my personal life after the release of ‘Shapeshifter’ that I felt like life was moving and changing faster than I could cope.

I felt separated from everything and everyone living on the other side of the country, but it was strangely refreshing. In a way, it felt like I had escaped a lot of my problems. So when people would ask, ‘When are you coming back to Chicago?,’ it was difficult to give them an honest answer.”

 

Moving to the face fresh punks in Out Of Love, their debut EP is set to be released in July 2020 via Venn Records. First through, the release of their promising new single in the form of ‘My Perfect World’.

 

Seattle based five-piece group Dead Lakes have a track incorporated with the personal struggles and anxiety attacks at the root of their latest track for ‘SMS Happiness’. When speaking to Alternative Press on their new, EP, frontman Summer Peterson talked about the track I’ve selected today saying:

“Dana Willax and Orie McGinness really brought this video to life for us. We knew originally that we wanted something bright, but we weren’t sure how to really present it in a unique way. Dana sent over a spot he found, and we were all blown away by how much the room matched the vibe we were going for. We just wanted the video to represent the inner turmoil of the lyrics contrasted by the calm, cool and collected front we sometimes put on to keep the people close to us from worrying.”

New Language was released today via SharpTone Records.

 

Moving straight to LA for the upstarts in Lowlives, riding off their stellar support slot for New Years Day a few months ago, the band have dropped two new tracks, ‘Bones’ and ‘Violent Dreams’.

I’ve gone with ‘Bones’ for this weeks list for the rough and splintering sound it’s giving off where mixed with the break at roughly two and a half minutes in, it’s a belter of a track that should be a staple of the band in the future.

 

And finally returning to the fold are the giants’ Evanescence. This is the first music off their first record of original material in nearly a decade, which is titled as ‘The Bitter Truth’ set to be released later in 2020. Their last self-titled record was released back in 2011.

Here’s the last choice of the week on The Singles Roundup, ‘Wasted On You’.

 

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next week for another round of great singles. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!

Knuckle Puck Announce Details Of New Record

There’s still some hope for 2020! (Apart from all the other music being released!) But now, Knuckle Puck have announced the details of their upcoming record, ’20/20′.

The announcement came via a series of tweets that the record is set to be released later in 2020 via Rise Records.

The announcement comes with a brand new track in the form of ‘RSVP’.

Nick Casasanto (Guitars) has said:

“This is one of the first songs I wrote in my apartment after moving to L.A.

“So much had happened in my personal life after the release of [2017’s] Shapeshifter that I felt like life was moving and changing faster than I could cope.” 

“I felt separated from everything and everyone living on the other side of the country, but it was strangely refreshing. In a way, it felt like I had escaped a lot of my problems. So when people would ask, ‘When are you coming back to Chicago?,’ it was difficult to give them an honest answer.”

Check out the track below:

And you can check out the tweets for the announcement below:

 

Knuckle Puck Working On New Music

We finally have news on new Knuckle Puck music!

Making a post via Instagram, the band have teased new material, with the possibility of a tour coming up;  “Maybe we’ve been working on new music. Maybe we’ve been starting to get ready for a tour that isn’t announced yet.”

 

Music Video’s 15/06/18

 

It’s Friday so you know what it’s time for. It’s another countdown video for ten of the best latest music videos going around at the moment. Ahead of their Warped Tour appearance on the final ever cross-country trek across America this summer, Real Friends have released a brand new single with the accompanying video for ‘From The Outside’.

 

Next up are Homebound. They’ve revealed a new video for ‘Coming Clean’ and on the track, Vocalist Charlie Boughton has said: “The  over-thinking  and  played  out  scenarios  we  mull  over  and  over  in  our  heads  until  we  realise  there’s  nothing  left  to  do  but  say  what  needs  to  be  said.”

 

Now for some cinematics from none other than Knuckle Puck. They’ve recently announced they’re coming back to the UK this October with Tiny Moving Parts and Movements but until then, there’s the latest video for ‘Want Me Around’.

 

Next up, one thing you probably didn’t expect in a video on this list: Sock Puppets. You read that correctly! This next video is from Mike Shinoda in the video for ‘Ghosts’.

 

Now Don Broco have released some wacky videos in the past but now it’s another too add to their filmography in the video for ‘Greatness’, which is taken off their latest record, ‘Technology’.

 

Now Blackpool based rockers Boston Manor have had a pretty hectic week. They’ve played Download Festival, announced a headline UK tour and a new record. On top of that, here’s their newest video for ‘Halo’.

 

Pop-Punk royalty New Found Glory have released a few great videos in the last year and now they have a new one for their track ‘Heaven Sent’, the first single off their 2017 extended release ‘Makes Me Sick’. Check it out below.

 

The first chapter of Sainte is over. New music should be on the way if Tay Jardine is to believe. (I mean, why wouldn’t we?) But that means two new videos are here. Here is the first for ‘If You Ever Feel Alone’.

 

Now some huge news. If you didn’t know With Confidence are back! They’re releasing a new record at the end of August and we couldn’t be more excited! Here’s the first taste of their new material in the video for ‘That Something’.

 

And last but certainly not least is Neck Deep and the video for ‘Don’t Wait’ which features Architect’s Sam Carter. It’s the latest video from the band’s 2018 record, ‘The Peace And The Panic’ and probably one of my favourite videos in a while.

 

And that’s the last video for this week’s list. We’ve had some great ones this week and I can’t wait to see what’s on the horizon on the next video countdown. Be sure to check back next week.

Knuckle Puck Announce Rescheduled UK Tour Dates

They’ve just finished a trio of appearances at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival but now they’re really coming back as Knuckle Punk has announced the details of their rescheduled UK tour dates.

Here is where they’re playing.

October 2018

3rd – Bristol Fleece

4th – Southampton 1865

5th – London Electric Ballroom

6th – Leeds Key CLub

7th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms

9th – Glasgow SWG3

10th – Newcastle Riverside

11th – Manchester Club Academy

 

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