GROEZROCK 2014, Edition #23:
8 More new names for Groezrock.
Did you like that new 7” by GAMEFACE as much as we did? This Southern California-based band combines elements of punk, hardcore, emo and pop and has been doing so since 1990. To call them a staple in the post-hardcore scene is something of an understatement. Another post-hardcore band that has been causing waves – or even parting entire seas –is TOUCHE AMORE. If you haven’t heard their third album “Is Survived By” yet, you are missing out.
Whereas we will most likely spend the Sunday following Groezrock recovering, this next band is all about taking back that day. Yes, this is a very lame way of telling you that TAKING BACK SUNDAY will be playing at Groezrock this year. They have a new album coming out on Hopeless Records called “Happiness”. It will be out next month, just in time for you to memorize the lyrics.
When these Florida natives aren’t out saving the world disguised as the International Superheroes of Hardcore, they are simply known as NEW FOUND GLORY. Labelled by some as the godfathers of pop-punk, these guys have been a mainstay since the early nineties.
Google PUP and you’ll see a whole lot of cute pictures of little dogs. There is however nothing cute about this Canadian band who play riff-heavy, slap-you-in-the-face songs that drip with energy. Sounds nice, eh?
Equally un-cute and energetic is THE SETUP. They have been around for over a decade and show no signs of slowing down. They released “This Thing Of Ours” last year, an album that came with extra speed and melody. We are happy to have them but hope they won’t show that thing of theirs in the backstage area.
Finally, we would also like to announce two of the acts that will be playing on the Macbeth stage. CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK! is a French band who have been self-diagnosed as being bi-polar and who like to throw pop, punk and hardcore in the mix. Ooh la la! Oui oui! BLITZ KIDS come from the other side of the Channel and have just released their new album on Red Bull Records. They’re poppy, punky and rock-y all at once and should have you bouncing along in no time.
That’s it for now… we still have a couple of surprises up our sleeves though so check back later!