Knocked Loose announce UK headline tour and release new record

A Different Shade Of Blue is out now, check out tour dates for this winter. 

Knocked Loose have announced a UK headline tour for this December in support of their upcoming album A Different Shade of Blue. The record is out now via Pure Noise Records.

You can listen to the bands latest single, Trapped In The Grasp Of A Memory, taken from the bands hotly anticipated new album. The track comes with dissonant botch breakdowns, lots of noise and devastating breakdowns. Frontman Bryan Garris roars and growls with so much anger that you’re surprised when you realise how vulnerable and personal his lyrics are this time: ‘I plucked the petals from all my roses / Leaving a pile of stems/ I drain the beauty that’s left in this world / Leaving myself condemned.’

A Different Shade of Blue, the band’s mammoth of a sophomore effort and huge step forward for hardcore and metal as we know it, sees Knocked Loose leap from upstart hardcore-influenced favourites to bonafide key figures of the genre. Their 2016 debut, Laugh Tracks was a revelation, taking the world by storm and establishing the band as a major force spanning genres and generations.

Forged on musical bonds built at an early age, Knocked Loose came together in the small yet relatively formidable hardcore and punk scene of the greater Louisville, Kentucky area. Though the scene was relatively strong, a lack of available bands, touring parties and scarcity of gigs forced diversity – mixing genres and challenging young ears with new ideas, approaches and styles. That diversity­ created the basis of Knocked Loose musically and the genesis for their approach, an amalgam of heavy influences that never commits to any singular style but maintains a loyalty to the hardcore tradition.

Clocking in at a lean and mean 37 minutes and featuring guest vocals from Emma Boster of Dying Wishand Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die, A Different Shade of Blue grabs the listener by the throat from the jump and slowly tightening that grip for the duration.

You can see Knocked Loose play in the UK with Malevolence, Justice For The Dammed and Renounced at the following dates:
1 December – ULU London
2 December – Rebellion Manchester
3 December – The Fleece Bristol
4 December – The Mill Birmingham
5 December – The Grand Glasgow
6 December – Stylus Leeds