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Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs

Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs

Burger Records / Dine Alone Records
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Toronto’s Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs are delivering their latest blast of punk influenced power pop with their latest self titled album, a release that follows on from their 2014 debut full length, Gates Of Hell. Their latest release represents a step up in many ways, whether this is due to fact they are now reaching out far beyond their native Canadian borders, or the fact that this is the first time they’ve moved away from the DIY home recordings of their previous releases and into the studio, whatever the reason Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs have produced an ambitious sophomore album that maintains their commitment to remaining true to their roots.

The opening track Talk 2 Her is a slice of power pop that’s close to perfection and just hooks you straight into the album, this is followed by the heavier and distinctly meaner feel of Tough, that seems to hark back to the sound of Thin Lizzy, with all the hooks of that bands classic singles. Voicemail takes things off at another tangent and brings a high tempo new wave influenced number, before we return to another slab of exquisite power pop with Judy, the first half of this eclectic album closes out with Pressure, that brings an intense blast of punk rock into the mix. The second side of the album is mainly taken up with the themed trilogy of Ragnarok, Teenage Release and PhD, that manages to combine all the elements of the first side into an anthemic three partner, and this is topped off perfectly by the album’s closing track, You Don’t Have To Be Nice.

Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs is the sound of a band who clearly love music and are determined to produce music that is influenced by bands and the scenes they love, this self titled sophomore album manages to have snapshots of everyone from The Who to Ruts DC incorporated into their sound without ever sounding like they are derivative, instead Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs come across as a band that wear their influences proudly on their sleeves. This impressive sophomore release appears to have benefitted from the switch to a studio and it feels like a natural evolution from the previous DIY releases. Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs will be released in just a few short days on the 28th July via Burger Records and Dine Alone Records.

Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs self titled album can be pre-ordered digitally here and on physical formats here

Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs Release ‘Ragnarok’ Video

Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs STSam Coffey And The Iron Lungs have shared a new song off their upcoming self titled LP, out July 29th via Burger Records and Dine Alone Records, the new track, Ragnarok, is part of a trilogy on the back half of the new record. According to Sam Coffey it’s about finding your true self and coming to understand your place in the world, which, given his previously disclosed passion for the fantasy is couched in the language and concepts of the genre.

You can pre-order Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs self titled LP here

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Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs Release ‘Talk 2 Her’ Video

Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs STToronto’s Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs have released an illustrated video for their new song, Talk 2 Her. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming self titled debut album that will be released on July28th via Burger Records and Dine Alone Records. Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs just wrapped up their tour with label mates The Flatliners and The Dirty Nil, and will play more dates this June as well as future summer dates which will be announced soon

Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs debut album is available for pre-order here

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Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs Release New Single ‘Judy’

Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs STToronto’s Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs have released a stream of, Judy, the lead single from their self titled Burger Records and Dine Alone Records debut album which is due for release on the 28th July. The band have also announced Canadian tour dates through May and June with The Flatliners and The Dirty Nil in addition to headline shows at the end of April

You can stream Judy via Soundcloud here

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Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs To Release Self Titled LP

Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs STToday Toronto’s Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs have announced their signing to Burger Records and Dine Alone Records for the release of their forthcoming self titled LP with the album’s first single, Talk 2 Her. The song is a fitting introduction to the band’s unbridled power pop, bringing considerable bombast and a mountain of hooks with a song that Coffey describes as being about the importance of communication and emotional honesty. Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs will be released on Burger Records and Dine Alone Records on July 28th.  

You can stream Talk 2 Her via the AV Club here

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Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs Announce New Album / Stream ‘Get Pumped Up’

Sam Coffey and the Iron LungsCanadian alt/country/punk outfit Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs have announced that their new album, Gates of Hell will be released on June 24th via Southpaw Records. This is the bands first full lengthsince 2012’s Shin No Skin and follows a move from Waterloo, On to Toronto and expanding from a 4 piece to a 6 piece.

You can check out the album track list below and listen to the stream of Get Pumped Up, here.

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