WILL RETURN IN 2018 WITH NEW ALBUM ‘ALAMORT’
TO BE RELEASED 16 FEB 2018 ON XTRA MILE RECORDINGS -
NEW SINGLE “SOBRIETY” – LISTEN HERE
+ LIVE DATES
East Anglian Alt-Rockers – Ducking Punches – are delighted to announce their return in 2018.
Aligning an all new studio album for release on 16th of February 2018, ‘Alamort’ will be released once again through the Xtra Mile Recordings label and swiftly follows on from 2016’s lauded ‘Fizzy Brain’ LP.
Offering up a first taster of things to come, the band today unveil rollicking new single ‘Sobriety’. Check it out here
Speaking about the close-to-the-bone subject matter that inspired the track, Dan Allen of Ducking Punches states:
“Sobriety is a song that outlines a lot of my addictive personalities, something myself and a bunch of my friends have struggled with over the years. I’m always fascinated by the personification of abstract ideas, love, death and in the case Sobriety. So that was a huge inspiration for this song.”
‘Sobriety’ is the lead single new album ‘Alamort’, the highly anticipated fourth full length studio release from Ducking Punches.
With its title taken from an old archaic term meaning to be ‘half dead from exhaustion’, ‘Alamort’ offers a solemn pre-text to the nerve-shattering lifestyle and back-breaking work ethic that formed the backdrop of this often brutally honest record. Allen says:
“‘Alamort’ seemed a fitting title for what myself and the band had been through recently. Some of these songs are frighteningly honest but it has been really therapeutic to write. Themes of the album range from crippling self doubt to death, friendship, love, witch-hunters, addiction and hope.”
Given the intense circumstances and frenzied emotions that occupied the writing process, it is perhaps unsurprising that the sound of this record finds the band meddling with musically darker arts. Casting off any former folk associations, on ‘Alamort’ Ducking Punches veer wildly into post-punk and hardcore territories with a resultant sound more daredevil than anything they have produced before.
‘Alamort’ was tracked and mixed at Crooked Rain Studio in Leeds by Bob Cooper (Nai Harvest / Citizen / The Orielles) and further mastered at Sonic Iguana Studio by punk-rock guru Mass Giorgini (Anti-Flag / Rise Against).
Around the release of the album, the band will also be playing a series of live dates including a launch party at London’s The Lexington (16 Feb) and an un-missable hometown show at The Arts Centre in Norwich (17 Feb).
Catch Ducking Punches at the following dates:
TOUR DATES 2017
16th Feb – The Lexington, London
17th Feb – The Arts Centre, Norwich
27th April. Bolton, The Alma
28th April. Shelby. Pop Punk Pile UpFestival.
5th May 2018. D-Deutzen, Rock am Kuhteich
25th may. Hamburg, Gängeviertel festival
26th May. Braunschweig, B58
16th June – Indie festival, Bavaria
13-15th July. Mighty sounds. Cz
+ More to be added…
Originally the solo acoustic songs of vocalist and guitarist Dan Allen, Ducking Punches are now a punk / folk / rock quartet. Hailing from Norwich, the band have over 1,000 shows under their belt, including a European tour in 2014 with Frank Turner and Andrew Jackson Jihad, as well as festival sets at Reading and Leeds, Download, Groezrock, FEST and support slots alongside The Hold Steady, The Menzingers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Franz Nicolay and Leatherface. With three former albums, including their first on XMR, ‘Fizzy Brain’, they’ve collectively cranked the vitality and volume while building melody, texture and drama with violins, gang vocals and amplification, all the while retaining the pace and dynamics that brought Ducking Punches to such live acclaim.
Ducking Punches are:
Dan Allen // Pete Wright // Marcus Gooda // Ryan Hillier
‘ALAMORT’ – THE NEW ALBUM IS OUT 16 FEBRUARY 2018
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