This single follows previous singles Fancy
, Money Shoe
, which saw support from BBC Radio 1 Rock Show
, Kerrang! Radio
, Amazing Radio
, Rock Sound
. All feature on their forthcoming debut album Awful Truth
, due 28th June on UNFD.
Produced by Seb Barlow (Neck Deep, WSTR, Roam), debut album Awful Truth takes Woes out of the pop punk niche. “I think it’s the most honest and complete representation of what we want to sound like”, says DJ. “It has elements of pop-punk, hip-hop, prog-metal, RnB and flows between them super naturally”.
Awful Truth also debuts the addition of guitarist Luke Bovill to the band. The album follows last year’s acclaimed Self Help EP, which launched the four-piece into the eye of rock press (KKKK – Kerrang!, ‘Bold’ – Rock Sound, 9/10 – Discovered) and landed a hefty touring schedule; highlights include support to Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, State Champs, Seaway, 2000 Trees, Download and Slam Dunk.
Speaking of the album inspiration, DJ explains “Awful Truth is a record about the realities of the progression of our band over the last 18 months. It really just tells the story of our last year as a band. We had all these incredible high points – playing Slam Dunk, Download, touring with Seaway, State Champs, Neck Deep, meeting all these great people on the road and having the time of our lives being this new band blowing up.
And it’s about the duality of that experience. In between doing all those insane things we’re all working pretty serious jobs, trying to keep up, taking loads of unpaid time off to go on these tours, or make our album. Spending months away from home, and from our families and just being so broke throughout it all. It took a big, big toll on us as people, and on all of our relationships. It’s a really stressful environment to be in. We’re dealing with all this stuff, whilst we’re trying to create this genre-bending album that’s a huge step away from what brought us to the table in the first place. So people DID actually pick that stuff up from the record and we wanted to pick a name that reflected the duality of the whole thing. Our double lives, the highs and lows, all of it. It’s kind of like the old saying ‘careful what you wish for’ That was us, experiencing the awful truth of living out our dreams”.