|Today – Ducking Punches – finally release their eagerly awaited fourth album ‘Alamort’ via the Xtra Mile Recordings label.
And clearly in good spirits for the album to finally be out into the world, the punk rockers have released a hilarious new video for current single “Distant Shadows”, which you can enjoy: HERE.
The video arrives ahead of two exclusive album launch shows in London (tonight), plus a hometown gig in Norwich tomorrow (17th Feb).
And fans of the band all across the UK won’t have to wait long to see ‘Alamort’ performed in their own neck of the woods, as Dan Allen’s East Anglian punk rock rabble plot an extensive run of UK tour dates for the Spring. Hitting the road throughout April, the quartet will be taking their latest work to a total of 15 towns and cities near you, including Bristol, Brighton, Bolton, Leeds, Liverpool, Kings Lynn and beyond…
Full dates and details as follows:
** LAUNCH SHOWS **
16th Feb – The Lexington, London
17th Feb – The Arts Centre, Norwich
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‘ALBUM RELEASE TOUR’
7 – Peterborough, The Ostrich
8 – Bristol, Crofter’s Rights
9 – Liverpool, Maguire’s Pizza Bar
10 – Leeds, The Key Club
11 – Bradford, The 1 in 12
12 – Warrington, Old Town House
13 – London, Nightclub Kolis
14 – Brighton, Washed Out Festival
15 – Kings Lynn, Worker’s Club
16 – Nottingham, Bodega
17 – Newport, Le Pub
18 – Stourbridge, The River Rooms
19 – Manchester Punk Festival
27 – Bolton, The Alma Inn
28 – Huddersfield, The Parish
Coming good on their promise for an altogether darker, heavier and more bruising affair on their upcoming album, the band teased the release of ‘Alamort’ with three gloriously adrenaline-laced tracks’: “Sobriety”, ’’Smoking Spot”, and most recently “Distant Shadows” (as heard on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show).
Each tracked and mixed at Crooked Rain Studio in Leeds by Bob Cooper (Nai Harvest / Citizen / The Orielles) and further mastered at Sonic Iguana Studio by punk-rock guru Mass Giorgini (Anti-Flag / Rise Against), this hat-trick of singles are all tell-tale signs of a band reborn and with an unquenchable lust to dabble in rock’s darker delights.
With its title taken from an old archaic term meaning to be ‘half dead from exhaustion’, ‘Alamort’, the tense and exhilarating new album from Ducking Punches will be released on 16th of February 2018 through the Xtra Mile Recordings label.
Originally the solo acoustic songs of vocalist and guitarist Dan Allen, Ducking Punches are now a punk / folk / rock quartet. Hailing from Norwich, the band have over 1,000 shows under their belt, including a European tour in 2014 with Frank Turner and Andrew Jackson Jihad, as well as festival sets at Reading and Leeds, Download, Groezrock, FEST and support slots alongside The Hold Steady, The Menzingers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Franz Nicolay and Leatherface. With three former albums, including their first on XMR, ‘Fizzy Brain’, they’ve collectively cranked the vitality and volume while building melody, texture and drama with violins, gang vocals and amplification, all the while retaining the pace and dynamics that brought Ducking Punches to such live acclaim.
Ducking Punches are:
Dan Allen // Pete Wright // Marcus Gooda // Ryan Hillier
LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “DISTANT SHADOWS” – HERE
‘ALAMORT’ – THE NEW ALBUM IS OUT NOW
Order ‘Alamort’ here: