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Cosmic punks WACO are pleased to be streaming new track 'Coolangatta' today ahead of the release of their forthcoming new EP Deathless set for release through Gallows' label Venn Records on 2nd June 2017.
Listen and share here: https://soundcloud.com/wacoband/coolangatta-1
A summery slab of stomping punk rock shot through with a horn section and dripping in the kind of rose-tinted, working class Northern sentiments that have been picked out as a trademark of the WACO sound, 'Coolangatta' is a fist-in-the-air statement that comes just in time for the sunshine season.
Front man Jak Hutchcraft explains of the new track: "'Coolangatta' was made for sunny days. It's about love, drugs and bad decisions; the cornerstones of any long, hot summer in your twenties."
The band recently finished a short run of UK dates alongside fellow punks Brawlers and Bad Sign and will be revealing further tour dates over the coming weeks, with support rolling in for the new record from BBC Radio
One, Kerrang! Radio, UPSET Magazine and more.
Deathless is released 2nd June 2017 via Venn Records
WACO 2017 Live Dates:
2nd June - London - Bambos Fest - T Chances
The quartet, hailing from the weirder nooks of the UK (North Yorkshire, Jersey and Coventry), came together through their animalistic compulsion to make noise and their shared goal to brainwash the masses with their relentless optimism.
Speaking about the new EP, the band commented: "Deathless is a record about absolution in life and love. It's a meditation on strange lands and experiences, but familiar emotions. We feel it's important to come up for air once in a while and re-examine this beautiful, complex life."
The much anticipated follow-up to last year's Uprise, the new record sees the London quartet boldly meld '70s rock influences with punk, psych and even gospel influences across the five tracks, perfectly framing front man Jak Hutchcraft's raw, Northern storytelling and packed full of grit and honesty.
Following a big year in 2016 supporting Juliette Lewis & The Licks on a tour of Europe, their own headline UK tour and bringing pandemonium to Reading Festival and 2000 Trees, they show no signs of slowing as they plough through another UK headline tour this Spring, collecting heads and hearts wherever they play.
Their last release, double A-side 7" single 'Wrangler', was released through Banquet Records and received BBC Radio
1 play from Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart and on Dan P Carter's Rock Show.
Welshy - Drums/Vox
Chris - Bass/Vox
Tom - Guitar/Vox
Jak - Vox/Guitar