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Aberdeen blue-collar punk quintet Cold Years are pleased to announce their new EP Death Chasers will be released on 13th August via local Aberdeen independent label Fat Hippy Records.
To celebrate the news, the band have revealed the video for title track ‘Death Chasers’ - watch and share here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD7EQsi15wk
Commenting on the track, front man Ross Gordon
says: “I wrote Death Chasers about being in the same place for too long, and not having any real expectations from life. Then I met my wife and that changed. It describes the moment that happened, and how I knew we were both in it for the long run. When things like that happen it changes your perspective on things and it pulled me out of a dull self-destructive cycle and put me in to a place I didn't think I'd ever get to. I guess it's a about how good things can happen to you even if you're in the worst of situations."
"You go from thinking that being alone is a life sentence, even in your twenties. You put yourself in a position where you become dependent on the wrong company and the wrong remedies to try to combat that. When it changes It's like a breath of fresh air, and it gives your life a purpose. Death Chasers is an expression of the fact that you'll give anything for that love and you'll do anything to be with that person. You're not a child anymore, and it's not an immature relationship. It has depth, meaning and respect. It's a bond for life, and we won't part ‘til death.”
Drawing Influences from the likes of Lucero, Hot Water Music
and The Gaslight Anthem, Cold Years are packing some serious blue collar punk with stinking-great handfuls of big sing-along choruses thrown into the mix – think a less gothic Creeper by way of Springsteen and The Menzingers.
New EP Death Chasers was laid down at The Depot recording studio in January 2016 with Scottish producer Mark Morrow (The Winter Tradition, Zoax, Copper Lungs), before being mixed and mastered in Manchester by Bob Cooper
(Nai Harvest, Brawlers, Rob Lynch).
Formed in Aberdeen in early 2014, members of the band came together from the remnants of other local acts with the goal of writing uplifting rock music that wouldn't feel out of place on any bill.
Shortly after forming, the band soon found themselves locked away in T-pot Studios hidden away in the glens of Perthshire where their debut EP Mile Marker came to life. Over the course of the next few months, Cold Years set out to play as many shows as possible establishing themselves as one of the live bands to see in the North East of Scotland.
With the band due to head back into the studio in the summer of 2015, disaster struck as drummer Fraser Allan suffered a serious back injury. The band were not to be set back by this; instead of sitting around waiting for Fraser to recover, they set about writing new songs for the next record, taking what they already had and re-working the material into a set of songs that would push the boundaries of what they had ever done before.
October 2015 saw the band hit the road on their first UK tour with The Ghost
Riders In The Sky, a huge success which saw them rapidly gaining momentum further afield through their live performances – a must-see live band, they boast a presence that’s every bit as energetic as the songs on the record.
Death Chasers will be released August 13th 2016 through Fat Hippy Records
LIVE DATES TBA
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Ross Gordon: Vocals/ Guitar
Finlay Urquhart: Guitar/ Vocals
Jonny Cox: Guitar/ Vocals
Blain Manson: Bass/Vocals
Fraser Allan: Drums