VIDEO PREMIERE: LA pop-punk/emo quintet Calmgrove challenge self-doubt on latest anthem “Fixate”

LA pop-punk/emo quintet Calmgrove have debuted a brand new single and music video.

Delivering big melodies and emotive and heart-on-sleeve lyricism, “Fixate” is out now.

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The band spoke exclusively to Punknews, to discuss the new song.

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“Calmgrove’s sound blends the brawny dynamism of pop-punk with the sonic equilibrium of emo into contagious concoctions fueled by commanding guitars and crashing drums.” – Tattoo.Com

Formed in early 2018 on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Calmgrovehas emerged onto the scene with a well-honed balance of alternative rock, pop-punk and emo, delivering with an assured cohesion, grit and honesty. As first seen on 2018 debut single “Lifelong”, Calmgrove’s elements of urgency intertwine with hook-heavy melodies and edgy punk tones.

“Emo and pop-punk cross over perfectly…your new favourite band.” – Alt Press

Nodding to Southern California pop-punk of yesteryear, with the execution of their more angst-laden, present-day contemporaries, Calmgrove unveiled debut EP ‘Light On Your End’ in fall 2019 and saw a spread of national and international acclaim, earning press support from Alternative Press, Substream, Punknews as well as Spotify’s New Punks Tracks and Pop Punk’s Not Dead playlists.

“remarkable potential to be a staple in the pop-punk scene.” – Spinning Thoughts

With 2019 in full swing, the 5-piece continues to diligently spread their sound across the region, with a number of winter shows, including support with genre mainstays Bayside & In Her Own Words. Following on from a number of well-received singles, debut EP is an impressive debut effort from the SoCal troupe, whose reputation continues to quickly penetrate state lines with press support from Alternative Press, Substream, Punknews as well as Spotify’s New Punks Tracks and Pop Punk’s Not Dead playlists.

“Catchy, emo tinged pop-punk” – Punknews

With 2020’s tour plans firmly written off, the band returned to the studio to begin work on the follow up to their breakout EP. Upcoming single “Fixate” sees the Covina outfit return to form in style, with the pent up frustration of a year lost honed in the most cathartic and frank of manners.

Watch Calmgrove’s new music video, “Fixate”

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Calmgrove is:
Eric Guzman – Vocals
Tommy Maung – Guitar
Daniel Alvarado – Guitar
Sean Gonzales – Bass
Bryce Evenson – Drums

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