Hardcore rock at Truro's B-Side
3:30pm Thursday 5th July 2012 in Music
Your Demise, one of the UK's hardest-working and most-respected bands are about to enter their own glory days with the release of new album The Golden Age that they tour through the UK in July and will play Truro's B-Side, Bunters in Truro on Monday 9 July with support from Last Witness and Veils, plus punk/rock/metal DJ set from Dave Hill.
'The Golden Age' is a fearless summary of modern punk rock all tied up in the band's unique style, and the year ahead will see YD leaving the basement scene behind and bravely breaking new ground, that started with a stint on prestigious Australian festival tour Soundwave earlier this year.
“The Golden Age is the most accurate depiction ever of who we are as a band and as people,” says vocalist Ed McRae. “If we could have written an album like this from the beginning then we would have. And recording it was very smooth - it all happened very quickly because we're now better at integrating all our influences.”
And being able to represent those influences - the energy of SoCal skate punk, the brutality of East Coast hardcore and the big-hearted melody of the finest old-school pop-punk - more fluidly than ever is what will catapult Your Demise above and beyond.
If The Golden Age has its roots in Your Demise's arm-long list of achievements - at time of writing the only continent they've not toured is Antarctica; they've ripped up massive festivals such as Download and Reading and Leeds; they're as comfortable recording BBC sessions as they are turning a venue upside down; their last album 'The Kids We Used To Be' (Visible Noise) captured the attention of press and TV internationally - then it also provides a clear road-map of the band's sky-high ambition.
Main support comes from London quintet Last Witness. Since reforming in 2010, Last Witness have demonstrated an unquestionable no-holds-barred attitude and superseding many of their contemporaries in the hardcore field. The unashamed battery of their instruments pushes their sound away from the technicality that has become associated with the genre, merging with more traditional breakdowns and sluggish guitars affiliated with straightforward metal. For those with heavier inclinations LW will effortlessly take you to hell and back.
Opening the show will be local hardcore band Veils who are screamo/hardcore band with DIY punk ethics. Their music is saturated with emotion but is still blisteringly heavy. They currently have two EP releases 'Our Enlightenment Is Dead' and 'Clarity'.
There will also be a punk/metal/rock DJ set from DJ Dave Hill.
OVER 16 - Doors 7pm. Tickets from www.seetickets.com 0871 2200260.