Hardcore mainstays Comeback Kid release TROUBLE EP on Sharptone Records

Hardcore mainstays Comeback Kid release TROUBLE EP on Sharptone Records

Photo Credit: Aaron Schwartz

WATCH: “Trouble In The Winner’s Circle”
WATCH: “Disruption”

For the past two decades, Comeback Kid has stood as a cornerstone in shaping and pioneering the Canadian and international modern punk and hardcore sound. Today the band releases TROUBLE, their new EP out on SharpTone Records. Produced and recorded by the band and John Paul Peters at Private Ear Recording in their hometown of Winnipeg during 2023, the TROUBLE EP is a testament to Comeback Kid’s unwavering commitment to pushing forward on their own terms. The band set out to create an almost palette cleanser from past material, leaning more upbeat, but still carrying the hard-hitting aggression they’re known for. With mixing and mastering from Will Putney, you can hear the layers and depth of sound the band carved out in every track on the release. The four songs are a sonic blast, as bright melodies cross waves with thrashy riffs and riled-up vocals.

“We wanted to be a little more melodic, fun, and bright with this,” says vocalist Andrew Neufeld, emphasizing the band’s evolution. Continuing on the band’s legacy, he states, “This band is everything to me. It’s allowed me to travel the world. It’s shaped most of my friendships. To be on stage and see the responses we get is the driving force of our lives.”

TROUBLE EP is a full on hit to the senses and can be streamed HERE and purchased now through SharpTone Records.

Originating in Winnipeg, Canada and first gaining recognition with their 2002 demo and the acclaimed Turn It Around in 2003, Comeback Kid has consistently balanced a DIY ethos and dependability with a humanitarian approach, breaking down hardcore boundaries and elevating the genre to a global stage. Career-defining album Wake The Dead launched the band to new heights in 2005, and 2007 found Andrew Neufeld taking over vocal duties on the band’s third full-length, Broadcasting. Giving hardcore notoriety across the world, Comeback Kid released four albums between 2011-2022, the latest being the highly praised Heavy Steps (Nuclear Blast). With the release of their TROUBLE EP and a packed touring schedule, 2024 is set to be another standout year for the five-piece.

Comeback Kid is Andrew Neufeld (vocals), Jeremy Hiebert (guitar), Stu Ross (guitar) Loren Legare (drums) and Chase Brenneman (bass).

EP Artwork

TROUBLE EP Tracklist:

1. Trouble In The Winner’s Circle

2. Disruption

3. Chompin’ At The Bit

4. Breaking and Bruised

Tour Dates:

03/20 Halifax, NS – Seahorse Tavern +

03/21 Moncton, NB – Xeroz Arcade +

03/22 Quebec City, QC – Martiniere Source +

03/23 Montreal, QC – Fairmont Theatre ^+

03/24 Ottawa, ON – 27 Club ^+

03/25 Kingston, ON – Broom Factory ^+

03/27 London, ON – Run Runners ^+

03/28 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground ^+

03/29 Hamilton, ON – Corktown Tavern ^+

04/03 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre ^

04/04 Regina, SK – The Exchange ^

04/05 Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern ^

04/06 Edmonton, AB – The Buckingham ^

04/07 Calgary, AB – Modern Love ^

04/09 Kelowna, BC – Jackknife Brewing ^

04/10 Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom ^

04/11 Vancouver, BC – The Pearl ^

^  with Spy

+ with Prowl

06/15 Munchen, GER – Kafe Kuit w/ Bane

06/17 Zwiesel, GER – Jugendcafe w/ Bane

06/18 Zwiesel, GER – Jugendcafe w/ Bane

06/19 Stuttgart, GER – Juha West w/ Bane

06/23 Bologna, IT – Bonsai Garden w/ Bane

06/24 Rome, IT – Eur Social Park w/ Bane

06/30 Schweinfurt, GER – Stattbahnof w/ Bane

07/1 Budapest, HU – Durer Kert w/ Bane

07/21 Denver, CO – Punk In Drublic w/ NOFX