“what they have made here is something thats pushing hardcore’s limits entirely on their terms. Brace for impact” KERRANG!
“inevitably be one of the year’s top releases, airing the group’s grievances through daring riffs, agonising vocals and deeply personal lyrics.” UPSET
“Rising hardcore leaders deliver transcendent heaviness… transcends hardcore and goes full-on metal – and leaves every other “metallic hardcore” band in the dust” REVOLVER
“total mosh bait” BROOKLYN VEGAN
“Knocked Loose have managed to bring hardcore to the masses like never before” NME
Current Kerrang! cover stars, Knocked Loose have today released their utterly brutal and brilliant sophomore album, A Different Shade of Blue, out now via Pure Noise Records. A Different Shade of Blue, the band’s mammoth of a sophomore effort and huge step forward for hardcore and metal as we know it, sees Knocked Loose leap from upstart hardcore-influenced favourites to bonafide key figures of the genre. Their 2016 debut, Laugh Tracks was a revelation, taking the world by storm and establishing the band as a major force spanning genres and generations.
Forged on musical bonds built at an early age, Knocked Loose came together in the small yet relatively formidable hardcore and punk scene of the greater Louisville, Kentucky area. Though the scene was relatively strong, a lack of available bands, touring parties and scarcity of gigs forced diversity – mixing genres and challenging young ears with new ideas, approaches and styles. That diversity created the basis of Knocked Loose musically and the genesis for their approach, an amalgam of heavy influences that never commits to any singular style but maintains a loyalty to the hardcore tradition.
Clocking in at a lean and mean 37 minutes and featuring guest vocals from Emma Boster of Dying Wishand Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die, A Different Shade of Blue grabs the listener by the throat from the jump and slowly tightening that grip for the duration.
You can listen to the bands latest single, Trapped In The Grasp Of A Memory, taken from the bands hotly anticipated new album. The track comes with dissonant botch breakdowns, lots of noise and devastating breakdowns. Frontman Bryan Garris roars and growls with so much anger that you’re surprised when you realise how vulnerable and personal his lyrics are this time: ‘I plucked the petals from all my roses / Leaving a pile of stems/ I drain the beauty that’s left in this world / Leaving myself condemned.’
Listen to Trapped In The Grasp Of A Memoryhere or by clicking the image below.
Earlier this week the band announced a UK headline tour in support of the new album.You can see Knocked Loose play in the UK with Malevolence, Justice For The Dammed and Renounced at the following dates:
1st December ULU London – Tickets
2nd December Rebellion Manchester – Tickets
3rd December The Fleece Bristol – Tickets
4th December The Mill Birmingham – Tickets
5th December The Grand Glasgow – Tickets
6th December Stylus Leeds – Tickets
Tickets on sale NOW
Knocked Loose A Different Shade of Blue Pure Noise Records Order Here
1 – Belleville
2 – Trapped In The Grasp Of A Memory
3 – A Serpent’s Touch (Ft. Emma Boster)
4 – By The Grave
5 – In The Walls
6 – Guided By The Moon
7 – Mistakes Like Fractures
8 – Forget Your Name (Ft. Keith Buckley)
9 – Road 23
10 – …And Still I Wander South
11 – Denied By Fate
12 – Misguided Son