Cumbrian punk trio COLT 45 are set to release album The Tide Is Turning on the 28th July through Visible Noise.
To celebrate the release, Music-News is offering a lucky visitor the chance to win a copy of the new album, along with previous record Coughing Up Confessions and a COLT 45 T-shirt!
The Tide Is Turning will be released through Visible Noise on the 28th July.
COLT 45 recently played the hallowed grounds of Donington Park at Download Festival. They will be appearing at Kendal Calling and Leopallooza over the Summer.
It's been one hell of a year for COLT 45. The melodic punks from Cumbria signed to Visible Noise last summer hours before a surprise headline slot at Cockrock Festival, following the departure of rapper Wiley just 15 minutes in to his set. Since then, constant touring, including supports to Blitz Kids, Lower Than Atlantis, The Computers and Young Guns set them up nicely to hit the studio in February 2014 with go-to UK rock producer Romesh Dodangoda (Kids In Glass Houses, Funeral For A Friend, Twin Atlantic, Motorhead) to track debut album The Tide Is Turning, scheduled for release on 28th July.
Their first BBC Radio 1 spin, Happiness Is A Dying Art (taken from 2013's double EP re-release, Coughing Up Confessions) in January was a great start to the year, and the Northern lads are now in the midst of a packed summer of shows, including the recent Download and Camden Rocks festivals. COLT 45 will also be appearing at Kendal Calling, before the new record drops at the end of July.
'We can't wait for people to hear the new tunes,' says drummer Adam Lewis. 'We've worked really hard on the road and in rehearsal over the last few years, and these new tracks are the result of the three of us really pulling together and giving it our all.'
The album title hints at the band's new positive outlook, explains front man Neil Harper, 'The Tide Is Turning is actually a lyric from one of the songs on the album. It just stood out for us as a statement which really sums up how we all feel at the moment. We're still **** off, but there's definitely a lot more light at the end of the tunnel now! We're more balanced, and the record demonstrates that.'
Fresh from joining the likes of Aerosmith, Linkin Park and The Offspring at Donington Park for Download, drummer Adam Lewis said of their performance, 'Playing at Download felt like a big step up for us. It was a huge buzz to play to so many people ' we loved every second of it and just want to keep doing more and more'
Catchier-than-Velcro debut single, O.K. is out late May before The Tide Is Turning drops on 28th July, and it seems the tide really is turning for COLT 45.
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