LIFESTYLES OF THE SICK & DANGEROUS NEW ALBUM OUT JULY 8TH VIA CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER HERE
UK HEADLINE TOUR – SEPTEMBER 2022
Finnish post-hardcore ‘violent pop’ collective Blind Channel have released a new alternative video for their latest single ‘Bad Idea’, taken from the forthcoming album Lifestyles Of The Sick & Dangerous out July 8th via Century Media Records. The album is available to pre-order here.
The new alternative video captures the band performing to screaming fans onstage, while behind the scenes they are haunted by inner demons and face them head on. Blind Channel released the anthemic rock song earlier this year, the official video has achieved over half a million streams, while the track has been streamed over 2 million times on Spotify alone.
Speaking about the new track the band say, “‘Bad Idea’ is a serenade of self-pity and an unsuccessful apology. In the lyrics, we’re getting personal and digging deeper than ever. The song came to life many years ago, when relationships ended in a very ugly manner and all you could think of was: ”well I warned you.”
Lifestyles Of The Sick & Dangerous is the band’s fourth studio album and also features previously released multi-million streamed singles including ‘Dark Side’, ‘Balboa’ and ‘We Are No Saints’.
Regarding the album the band say, “This album is a memento of the toughest, yet the best couple of years in our lives. We captured the ups and downs, ranging from the point of breaking down to finally blowing up. We wouldn’t change a note. Come witness the Lifestyles Of The Sick & Dangerous.”
Blind Channel have spent 2022 carving an unstoppable path with their astounding live shows and new music. Following a US run with From Ashes To New earlier this year, the band are currently on the road with Electric Callboy across Europe. Blind Channel have been announced for a number of high profile festivals in their homeland this summer before returning to the UK in September for a headline tour. Full Blind Channel tour dates and tickets can be found at blindchannelofficial.com
UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES – SEPTEMBER 2022 12th – Bristol, Thekla
13th – Glasgow, Cathouse
14th – Manchester, Rebellion
15th – London, O2 Academy Islington
16th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
17th – Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
Joel Hokka – vocals, guitar
Niko Moilanen – vocals
Joonas Porko – guitar
Olli Matela – bass
Tommi Lalli – drums
Aleksi Kaunisvesi – samples, percussion, DJ
FURTHER INFORMATION ON BLIND CHANNEL
“Rohkea rokan syö”, or to loosely translate this Finnish saying: “Fortune Favours The Brave”. Truly, none have been braver than Blind Channel. Focusing intently on their mission to take their brand of infectiously ferocious nu-metal outside of Finland’s linguistic restrictions this bravery is engrained within.
Furiously fighting their way into the worldwide mainstream, the six-piece have always been embracing their influences, from nu-metal iconoclasts to pop and hip-hop behemoths, it’s all a part of Blind Channel’s DNA. That’s the key to their draw, they’re only interested in sticking true to themselves while studiously searching for the keys to unlock the doors of success.
Blind Channel knew that they had something to process. Not only the “modern-day misery” plaguing the world, as Joel puts it, but also proving that they could deliver more than the crowd-pleasing anthem of ‘Dark Side’. Lifestyles Of The Sick & Dangerous is a lashing, brutal, bravado and swagger filled, sincere depiction of their lives, backed by their trademark unforgiving “violent pop music”. As well as a winking homage to the Good Charlotte track Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous, it’s most importantly a righteous statement of intent. That this is only the beginning.