Knocked Loose and Terror will be headed to the UK next month for a headline tour of the UK.
Joining them on the bill will now be Static Dress. All mainland European shows will be sadly cancelled and refunds will be given at the point of purchase.
You can see the bands on the following dates:
7th February Electric Ballroom London
8th February Y Plas Cardiff
9th February Corporation Sheffield
10th February Queen Margaret Union Glasgow
11th February KK Steelmill Wolverhampton
12th February Becketts Leeds
13th February Engine Rooms Southampton
Knocked Loose recently released their stunning and visionary new EP in full today – A Tear in the Fabric of Life. It’s their most dynamic and contained offering to date, and a balancing act: a mid-length EP with grand ambitions and scope, one full of new sonic elements and a cohesive aesthetic that hangs onto Knocked Loose’s trademark anthemic delivery.
A Tear in the Fabric of Life is a story written by Knocked Loosefrontman/lyricist Bryan Garris and comes to life within an extraordinary animated film directed and created by Swedish filmmaker Magnus Jonsson, who is known for his visual curiosity and often exploring dark themes, in abstract and surreal worlds.
Garris reveals, “It’s a story about extreme grief and the levels a person is willing to go through to get rid of it. The story follows the main character through a traumatic car crash late one night in the woods that leaves his partner deceased, and from there you spiral with him into the depression and guilt that comes with being the cause of something so detrimental. This is the first time we really dove in and tried to create something sonically that evokes a different range of emotions and overall something that introduces tension and anxiety with a massive payoff. The story is told not only through words but through the music as well, which proved to be our biggest challenge in writing. Lyrically this story ended up being much more personal than we initially intended. We started with the idea to tell a fictional story but throughout the process, I found ways to incorporate real feelings of loss and mourning, as well as anger and self-doubt. I’ve always been a very personal writer and this was originally a step away from that, into something more artistic. But in the end, it was just as therapeutic as writing a regular Knocked Loose record, and I think you’ll be able to hear that.”
Director and animator Magnus Jonsson tells, “I always want to create something that complements the music, work within its structures and hopefully enriches the experience for the audience. With a longer format around 21 minutes, covering 6 tracks, I knew this dark ghost story was a very interesting challenge to explore in animation. I took the story presented in the songs and anchored that into a visual world. I wanted to create an intense nightmare, focusing on the emotional states of Bryan’s main character. I created visuals that bring the audience deeper into this story of a spiralling descent into horror and destructive madness — Taking a minimalistic and sometimes even abstract approach to many parts of the image-making, creating unease and an eerie atmosphere.”
WATCH / SHARE A TEAR IN THE FABRIC OF LIFE (SHORT-FILM)