State Champs have released a brand new video today for ‘Frozen’, which captures their epic combination of high-voltage pop punk across their biggest headline shows to date in the US.
“We wanted to do a live video with our old pal Elliott for a couple reasons. One, we missed him. Two, because we believe our live set is an important element to our songs. They slap on record but really come to life live.” says guitarist Tyler.
The bands last UK show saw them headlining the legendary Roundhouse, London but they will be going back to their roots this weekend with a handful of special intimate gigs, including a not-so-small performance at Download Festival.
“We wanted to go back to the type of shows we’ve always loved to play.” says singer Derek. “Hot, sweaty, intimate, energetic small gigs where we can scream in each others faces. Come stage dive.”
STATE CHAMPS (Supported by Yours Truly in the UK)
15th June Engine Rooms Southampton
16th of June Download Festival
17th June Underworld London
18th June Riverside Newcastle
19th June The Fleece Bristol
The band’s third studio album, Living Proof. Released last Summer via Pure Noise Records, the 13-track collection is the most ambitious and cohesive work in the band’s catalog. While securing the #9 Top Current Albums, #28 Top 200 and #3 Rock Billboard charting positions, this album has seen impressive praise from fans and press alike.
While creating Living Proof, State Champs went back to their roots, writing and recording in garages while also collaborating with Mike Green and Kyle Black as they did for Around The World And Back. They didn’t shy away from new experiences either, working with legendary producer John Feldmann (Blink-182, Good Charlotte) for the first time while additional contributions came in the form of writing sessions with Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) and Mark Hoppus (Blink-182). On an album full of go-for-broke moments, State Champs pushed themselves to new heights without ever forgetting where they came from.
Living Proof is a record about coming out the other side those experiences, both triumphant and humbled. That growth is palpable, as State Champs made a record that’s like nothing they’ve done before, but is still an album that only they could ever make. Fans can stream and purchase Living Proof at http://www.statechampsny.com/.
State Champs is Derek DiScanio (Vocals), Tyler Szalkowski (Guitar), Ryan Scott Graham (Bass), Evan Ambrosio (Drums) and Tony “Rival” Diaz (Guitar).