London melodic-punks Burnt Tapes to release ‘Never Better’ on Lockjaw Records (UK/EU) and Wiretap Records (US) on 22 February 2019
Burnt Tapes are known for creating their own unique brand of melodic punk-rock: ‘regret punk’. Inspired by emotive heavy-hitters like Iron Chic, Hot Water Music and The Lawrence Arms, Burnt Tapes create stories through gruff vocals, layered melodies and tattoo-worthy lyrical twists.

Debut album ‘Never Better’ features 10 tracks of gripping melodic punk, loaded with hooks. The album showcases Burnt Tapes signature gruff dual vocals; exploring the themes of loss, love and self-doubt that Burnt Tapes have made their core. The album is loaded with memorable one-liners, evocative metaphors and lyrical nods to their previous releases.

‘Never Better’ was recorded with Daly George at The Ranch Studios (Creeper, Milk Teeth, Boston Manor). It follows the success of their critically acclaimed EP ‘Alterations’ (2017), plus two earlier self-recorded releases: ‘Besides’ (2016) and ‘Wasted History’ (2014). You can hear the bands’ growth with each release; none more so than on this, their finely crafted debut full-length.

Burnt Tapes met as teenagers in Athens, Greece; serendipitously migrating to London before forming the band in 2014. Their ‘Wasted History’ demo was self-released that year.

Since then, they have played over 100 shows across Europe, sharing stages with the likes of Red City Radio, Pkew Pkew Pkew, The Penske File, Nothington and The Bombpops, as well as exciting audiences at Manchester Punk Festival, Washed Out Fest and Rebellion Festival, to name just a few. In 2017, Burnt Tapes released Alterations via Lockjaw Records and Umlaut Records.

“It’s the first release that more closely represents who we want to be as a band, and I’m really excited to finally share it with everyone,” said vocalist/guitarist Phil G. “You can expect a lot more self-deprecation and regret.”
The album has been created in three variants: red, blue and clear 12’’ vinyl. You can order the album from Lockjaw Records on clear vinyl, CD and digital download. Pre-order bundles with hoodies and t-shirts are also available.
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