EXHILARATING NEW SINGLE “SMOKING SPOT” – WATCH HERE
NEW ALBUM: ‘ALAMORT’
OUT 16 FEB 2018 ON XTRA MILE RECORDINGS
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Today, Ducking Punches deliver the latest exhilarating single from their much anticipated new album ‘Alamort’ (out 16 Feb 2018 on Xtra Mile Recordings).
“Smoking Spot” is a dizzying thrill-a-second rush of splintered guitars, cascading percussion and chest-pounding vocals and emerges as our second taster of the East Anglian quartet’s forthcoming long-player.
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Opening-up about the new single, plus the touching tribute to a close friend of the band’s hidden within the video, Dan Allen of Ducking Punches reveals:
“This is a song about a private place I have with my buddies, where we’ve made some of the brightest memories. We’d often drive out there if someone was having a bad time and take in the expansive world around us, realising how small we all are, which in turn would alleviate the pain of our problems. It’s humbling and grounding at the same time.
Released on 16th of February 2018, Ducking Punches latest album ‘Alamort’ will be released through the Xtra Mile Recordings label and swiftly follows on from 2016’s acclaimed ‘Fizzy Brain’ effort.
“‘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).
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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.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “SMOKING SPOT” – HERE
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