Hassle Records are pleased to announce the signing of New Haven, Connecticut four-piece Wess Meets West who are set to release a new album in 2018. To celebrate the news, the band have released a video for a brand new track, Direct Experience, in full today, a slow-burning, riff-driven racing track that cleverly utilises an array of competing melodic lines to emulate vocals. The new record will be the band’s third full-length studio offering, and sees them continuing their eclectic journey of musical self-discovery in typically ambitious style.
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Welsh emotional hardcore upstarts, Casey, have announced their sophomore album, Where I Go When I Am Sleeping, is due out on March 16th via Hassle Records. To celebrate the announcement the band has shared the album’s first single, Fluorescents, the song is a dynamic cut of powerful melodies and aggression that perfectly showcases Casey‘s musical and lyrical evolution.
You can pre-order Where I Go When I Am Sleeping here
Flourescents can be streamed and purchased here
Emotional hardcore upstarts, Casey, have revealed their new single and video, Ceremony, the harrowing track comes from the band’s debut full length, Love Is Not Enough, which was released late last year on Hassle Records. Typically heart wrenching, Ceremony exemplifies Casey‘s emotionally driven, cathartic approach as the band masterfully utilizes the contrasts between aggressive hardcore and melodic atmospherics.
You can order Love Is Not Enough physically here and digitally here
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Ahead of their heavy European festival run this summer, Belgium’s Brutus have revealed a new live session version of track Baby Seal, filmed and recorded live at Red Bull Studios in Paris. Baby Seal is taken from the band’s debut album, Burst, which is out now via Hassle Records.
The Punk Site review of Burst can be read here and the album can be ordered here
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South Wales’ melodic hardcore upstarts Casey recently celebrated the North American release of their debut full length, Love Is Not Enough, that is now available via Hassle Records. Now the band has released a brand new music video for Little Bird, one of the many explosive tracks from the album.
You can order Love Is Not Enough on physical formats here and digitally via iTunes
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Alt-rockers Lonely The Brave are streaming a second track from their upcoming EP Diamond Days, which is due for release on March 24th via Hassle Records. The track is a cover of The Walkmen’s The Rat and the stream can be checked out below along with the band’s upcoming UK tour dates.
Hailing from Leuven, Belgium, Brutus create a pummelling, meteor-shower of sound, they mix intense black metal blast beats and math-rock flourishes with brash post rock tones and hardcore punk intensity, to make make a sound as monolithic and frantic as it is emotive and unique. Stefanie Mannaerts delivers both the beats and the vocals, a delivery that to me seems reminiscent of Penetration‘s Pauline Murray, alongside guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden‘s ethereal treble laced style and Peter Mulders’ powerful sub-frequency bass lines. Burst was released yesterday, the 24th February, and is now available via digital platforms, and on physical formats via Hassle Records.
Frantic opener March means that Burst hits the ground with pounding drums and a driving technical riff that’s juxtaposed against a soaring female vocal, this segues into All Alone that delivers more of the same, intricate riffs played at breakneck pace that are overlaid with an emotive female vocal, one that carries melody and sweetness one second and abruptly switches to a vocal straining rasp the next. This style occupies much of the album but there are tracks that deviate from their genre spanning hybrid, Drive stands out on the album, with it’s revved up post punk style and echo drenched guitars, a track that hints at an influence from the likes of The Chameleons, whilst the atmospheric Bird brings a more reflective downbeat element to the mix.
Brutus‘s sound spans everything from rock and punk through to math rock and hardcore, this kind of marriage is a hard trick to pull off, yet Brutus have managed it without breaking sweat. There are constant changes in the timing and pace, often during a single track, if this had been a straight up full tilt assault it would have become a repetitive technical exercise, but the creativity and unpredictability contained on this album mean that Brutus have delivered something unique on their debut release. The intensity of hardcore is married to the technical elements of math rock and the attitude and delivery of post hardcore to create a deceptively subtle and melodic debut release, one that simultaneously manages to be brash and heavy, making Burst an impressive and original debut
You can order Burst from iTunes here or from the band’s official store here
South Wales’ melodic hardcore upstarts, Casey, are releasing their debut album, Love Is Not Enough, in North America on February 24th via Hassle Records, to celebrate they have released an early full stream of the album. Casey have also announced a lengthy run of spring tour dates, which include appearances at Download Festival and Destruction Derby Festival.
Love Is Not Enough can be streamed in full here and can be pre-ordered via iTunes
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Belgium’s heavy atmospheric three-piece BRUTUS have revealed Drive, the colossal second single from their eagerly anticipated forthcoming debut album Burst, that is due for release via Hassle Records this February 24th. Brutus are currently undertaking a European tour, details of their tour dates can be found on the band’s website.
You can pre-order Burst via iTunes or from the band’s official webstore here
The new single, Drive, can be streamed here and Brutus‘s website can be found here
South Wales’ melodic hardcore upstarts, Casey, have announced the North American release of their boundary pushing debut full length, Love Is Not Enough, due out February 24th from Hassle Records. To mark the announcement, the UK band have released the intense music video for Darling, one of the album’s stand out tracks.
The North American release of Love Is Not Enough is available for pre-order via iTunes here
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Hailing from Leuven, Belgium, Brutus create a pummelling, meteor shower of sound, Stefanie Mannaerts mixes black metal blast beats with math-rock flourishes whilst belting out the most impassioned vocals, shifting from deceptively melodic to out-right larynx-punishing in the blink of an eye, whilst guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden takes ethereal post rock tones to hardcore punk levels of speed and energy aside Peter Mulders’ powerful sub-frequency shift. The three members collide on their debut album, Burst, to make a sound as monolithic and frantic as it is emotive, the album will be released on the 24th February
You can pre-order Burst from iTunes here or from the band’s official store here
Ahead of their performance on De Etage at the Eurosonic Noorderslag this January 13th, Belgium’s Brutus have revealed a Red Bull Studios session for All Along, the ferocious lead single from their forthcoming debut album Burst, due out via Hassle Records this February 24th. More information about Brutus’s appearance at Eurosonic Noorderslag is available here.
You can watch Brutus, in session at Red Bull Studios, performing All Along below. Read More…
Belgium’s heavy atmospheric trio Brutus have announced the release of their debut album, Burst, for February 24th via Hassle Records, and they will be touring the UK from March 2017. Hailing from Leuven, Belgium, Brutus create a pummelling, meteor shower of sound. Singing drummer Stefanie Mannaerts mixes black metal blast beats with math rock flourishes whilst belting the most impassioned vocals, shifting from deceptively melodic to out right larynx punishing in the blink of an eye, whilst guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden takes ethereal post rock tones to hardcore punk levels of speed and energy alongside Peter Mulders powerful sub frequency shift, the three collide to make a monolithic, frantic and emotive sound. You can pre-order Burst here
You can watch the video for the single, All Along, and view the tour dates, below Read More…
Welsh melodic hardcore act Casey have released “Haze” from their upcoming debut album Love is Not Enough. The record is set for release on September 23rd through Hassle Records and pre-order options, which include limited-quantity vinyl colours, are available now. Vocalist Tom Weaver describes “Haze”as a “reflective piece surveying a failing relationship as the rose-tinted lens of hindsight fades”, and can be heard below.
Essex, UK based alt rockers We Are The Ocean have announced a series of headlining tour dates across the UK this autumn. The band are out supporting their most recent album, Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow which was released way back in 2012 via Hassle Records.
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Hassle Records have signed Attack! Attack! and will be releasing the band’s sophomore album ‘The Latest Fashion‘ on September 27th, 2010 to coincide with the band’s Autumn headline tour of UK & Europe (dates for which are all up on the Attack! Attack! Myspace).
The album contains the single ‘Not Afraid’ and 10 other brand new tracks, and can be pre-ordered here. ‘The Latest Fashion‘ is available individually on CD or MP3, all pre-orders come with an exclusive t-shirt and acoustic version of the album.