Airing the first new video since the release of their assured fourth album ‘Alamort’ (out now via the Xtra Mile Recordings label), punk rock four piece DUCKING PUNCHES are delighted to present: ’I Ruin Everything’.
An earnest and insightful invitation into the world of the East Anglian quartet, this latest video also sees the band open up about the making of their triumphant new studio album and how it threw them an emotional lifeline in a time of greatest need.
As premiered by Clash, the mag hailed the video as “a blistering achievement, this is a brutally honest watch”.
Speaking about this latest single and video, Ducking Punches frontman Dan Allen says:
“This is the most honest song on the record for me and writing this song saved my life in a very dark time, I was pretty close to checking out…. Charlie (the director) asked us all individually one question “What does the record mean to you?” Making this album made me feel alive again and those release shows really cemented that for me. I think it’s why this video is so special. Charlie did an amazing job on it.”
Inter-spliced with scintillating live footage of Ducking Punches performing at their hometown ‘Alamort’ Album Launch Show in Norwich this February, the video provides a raw and thrilling reminder of the mammoth run of live dates that the band will be tackling throughout April 2018.
Full dates and details as follows:
‘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.
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