Weatherstate announce debut album ‘Born A Cynic’

Set for release 10 May via Failure By Design, check out their new single now.

Bristol punk band Weatherstate have announced that their debut album Born A Cynic will be released 10 May via UK indie Failure By Design Records with Wiretap Records doing the honors in North America. They’ve also revealed a new single Brain Dead, with a music video to go with.

Vocalist and guitarist Harry Hoskins says “Brain Dead is a song about disconnecting your feelings from yourself and your surroundings but enjoying every minute of it. This was one of the first jams we wrote for the record and the breakdown stuck out as something new for us. It was cool to throw a bit of a spanner in the works.”

Born A Cynic was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Neil Kennedy & Daly George at The Ranch Production House. “We smashed out the initial recordings in 10 days during which i didn’t leave the studio for the entire time,” says guitarist Callan Milward. “It was freezing there and we were pretty pushed to get the whole record done. I remember suffering from some kind of sleep paralysis where I was tracking more rhythm guitars for the songs on the record in my sleep. This happened on a few of the nights.”

Such is Weatherstate’s dedication to their craft. “Sharing a room with a band mate for 10 days can sometimes be challenging,” he continues. “I remember Harry essentially made his bunk bed into a literal bin which enticed a few rodents in during the night. I guess it just comes with recording an album in an old barn? Pretty sure a rat died in one of the walls of the Black Lodge too during this session.”

Weatherstate have spent the past couple of years playing shows up and down the country, as well as out on mainland Europe, most recently ripping up stages with Canada’s The Dirty Nil. They released their Dumbstruck EP in 2016, also on Failure By Design, and teased their first full length with a ripper of a single Rotten Lungs at the tail end of last year. Weatherstate’s take on punk harks back to legendary pop punk bands of the 90s whilst incorporating a new energy that makes them one to watch in 2019.

Weatherstate live:
24 May – Bristol Booze Cruise