Have a watch below.
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 3:47 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
Have a watch below.
Have a watch below – and check out upcoming tour dates.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 3:01 PM (PST) by Rachael Clifford
On the band’s Facebook page, their entire bio is:
“PUNK ROCK FROM THE SOUTH EAST OF ENGLAND.
ANGRY AT STUFF.”
As such, London’s Eat Dirt’s first full-length album is an awesome example of what a hardcore album should be. Having been a fan of their EPs, I was anticipating this album and it did not let me down in the slightest. At times melodic, but always hard and driving, this is the perfect music for those days when you need something to get you going – or just want to listen to some real, modern hardcore.
Death is Death opens with the one-minute “Make Peace” – a raging track that leaves you wanting more – and the album doesn’t let up from there. Commenting on the song, front man Ben Mills says: “Our song ‘Make Peace’ is about not allowing yourself to give up on growing and evolving as a person. It’s a rallying call to make a difference in your life and not stagnate, and become a bigot. Too many times people get stuck in their ways and won’t see the world from the other side of the coin. This song is about becoming the best version of yourself and not dying emotionally and intellectually.” I couldn’t have said it better.
The band largely writes songs about the current socio-political environment in the UK, but the themes are pretty universal and apply to what a lot of countries – including the United States – are going through right now. It’s a highly relatable album when there is so much going on in the world to be legitimately angry about.
The title track has a catchy, scream-along chorus that immediately gets into your head, and doesn’t let go. “The Beast” is a slower song that really works –a much more melodic hardcore sound. It’s awesome. “Come and See” has a similar feel – and both songs break up the album’s otherwise relentlessness. It even has a solo, but it absolutely works in the context of the song.
“Night Terrors” is probably my favorite song on Death is Death. With a melodic chorus to break up the screaming lead vocals, it’s just an all-around badass song about being afraid for your safety and refusing to let anyone tell you it’s just okay. Again, highly relatable.
Not a single song on the album goes over two and a half minutes – Eat Dirt are masters of the perfect bite of music to satisfy and simultaneously leave you ready for the next song. This is because every single song on the album is also a great song. Will this go down as one of my favorites of 2019? For sure. Will it be on heavy rotation in my house? It’s safe to say it will be.
Eat Dirt’s Death is Death is out June 3rd on Bearded Punk Records.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:23 AM (PST) by Dolly Llama
UK hardcore punks, Eat Dirt are debuting the new music video to their single “Make Peace” off their upcoming album, Death is Death. Death is Death releases on Bearded Punk Records June 3 and to spice things up a bit the band is offering a highly fashionable package deal (which are always fun), available at the pre-sale link here. Eat Dirt has become a regular setting in the UK DIY circuit since their inception in 2017, celebrated for their unrelenting hardcore infused street punk and rowdy performances, one of which is on display in this new concert-style video.
Their lead singer Ben breaks down “Make Peace” in a statement:
“Our song ‘Make Peace’ is about not allowing yourself to give up on growing and evolving as a person. It’s a rallying call to make a difference in your life and not stagnate, and become a bigot. Too many times people get stuck in their ways and not see the world from the other side of the coin. This song is about becoming the best version of yourself and not dying emotionally and intellectually.”
Stream the new video for “Make Peace” below.
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 9:02 AM (PST) by rick delaney
London’s Eat Dirt. have announced a load of news. The band has just signed to Belgium’s Bearded Punk Records and will release their debut full-length album on June 3. To whet fans appetite for the new music, Eat Dirt. has released a music video for the record’s title track – “Death is Death”. You can check it out below.
The previous release from Eat Dirt. was a self-titled EP from 2017.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 2:43 PM (PST) by Tom Aylott
Belgian pop punks For I Am have released a music video for “The Armistace”, the first single taken from a forthcoming album (due later this year).
“The Armistace” tackles mental health issues head on. In the band’s own words:
“As intricate human beings, we at times experience difficulties getting the message across we want to get across. Reactions might differ because of underlying reasons we don’t know about or reasons we do not necessarily understand. Mutual respect for one another is of the utmost importance, but sadly it’s also something we discard way too often. Let us at least try to understand each other and open up our hearts & ears to one another. Let us really listen. Let the armistice be now.”
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 12:29 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Hans Roofthooft, singer of Belgian punks F.O.D., has announced a new solo album called Skeletons, which is set to be released on March 1st via Bearded Punk Records, Morning Wood Records, and Inconsapevole Records.
To give you an idea of what to expect, you can check out the video for “Prudence and Passion” below.
Hans Roofthooft last released a split with Matteo Caldari in October 2017.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Belgian punks Steele Justice have released a new music video for “#Bringmerope,” which comes from their latest album Neonlight Blues.
You can check it out below.
Neonlight Blues came out in September, 2017 via Bearded Punk Records.
Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:45 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Belgium’s The Waiting Game are streaming the title track single off their soon-to-be-release EP – also titled Underneath The Surface.
Lead vocalist Tijs had the following to say about the band’s latest single:
“The song is about making choices in life and about being the best and most honest version of yourself. We’ve all made mistakes while growing up (and we still do), but it’s better to make mistakes and learn from them than to lie to yourself and to the world for most of your life. Underneath The Surface for us really means being yourself and living the life you really want to, no matter how tough that can be.”
According to the band’s label, Bearded Punk Records, the full EP will be released on March 22. However, if you can’t wait that long, you can check out a video for the first single from Underneath The Surface below.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 2:30 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Belgian punk act Captain Kaiser have released a video for their new single “Xmas Sweater.”
You can check it out below.
Captain Kaiser last released Dog Days On Deck on February 19th via Bearded Punk Records.
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 6:48 AM (PST) by Mike Scott
You can watch it below, as well as checking out the band’s upcoming UK and European tour dates.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 11:54 AM (PST) by KCRaniero
Belgian pop-punk act Lost From The Start have released their new album, “Few and Far Between”, today on Bearded Punk Records. The album’s catchy instrumentals, fused with front-woman Hilde’s melodic vocals, have created a vibe that is equal parts classic throwback and fresh innovation.
Prior to their album release, the band released a music video for their single “Off The Hook” last month. You can stream the video, along with the album itself, below. If you’re into their sound, be sure to check out the dates and locations, also listed below, of their UK tour later this month.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1:30 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Belgian pop-punk act Lost From The Start have released a video for their new song “Off The Hook.”
You can check it out below.
“Off The Hook” comes from the bands’ upcoming debut album Few And Far Between, which is set to be released on September 29th via Bearded Punk Records.
Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Dolly Llama
Today, on the Dying Scene docket, a debut smasher from Dutch indie punks Lone Wolf.
We hope you like dancing, because these garage rockers will help give your ‘favorite pair of romping boots’ a new meaning. Invoking the charming lyricism of Merel Shaap and 70’s-era style riffage with a party-punk feel, Lone Wolf LP brings us back to the indie/garage rock scene of the early 2000’s. This self-titled inaugural release from the Rotterdam natives is being brought to us by Bearded Punk Records and Stardumb Records on September 8, 2018, and Dying Scene is happy as a clam in a conch shell to have the exclusive-stream for all you undead scensters a few daze early. Pre-orders are available NOW for both CD and LP pressings with a white and blue marble version from The Machine Shop in the U.S.A., and a white and pink variant courtesy of Bearded Punk Records. (Visit these locations for your appropriate merch fix: Stardumb, Bearded Punk, The Machine Shop)
Lone Wolf has quite a few shows coming up in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany so be sure and check them out if they make their way to your hometown. Stream Lone Wolf below and don’t forget to “get-get along, if you wanna… Do you wanna?”
Monday, August 13, 2018 at 1:13 PM (PST) by Dolly Llama
Great stuff here! Harmonious UK band Eat Defeat is taking pop-punk back to school with their new LP, I Think We’ll Be OK, out on Bearded Punk Records. Stream that below… and if you don’t like pop-punk, maybe just give track 2 a quick listen.
When the sun’s out and I’m feeling carefree I love my ska and pop-punk. When I’m feeling nostalgic and wistful I skew towards Menzingers or emo. When I’ve had three cups of coffee and need an outlet for the nebulous discontentment that silently builds behind the exterior of my stoic demeanor I turn towards hardcore-punk. That’s where I’m at this morning so when a request to check out the debut album from Californian skate-punk/hardcore act Facelift hit my inbox it was perfectly timed. This music is raw. It’s fast as hell. And it’s f’ing pissed off. Oh, and it’s riddled with metallic riff breakdowns which absolutely clinched it for me (give it 2:20 into the album opener to see what I mean). Turn up the volume and let off some steam with me by streaming “Sinceforevertilwhenever” here.