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East Anglian Alt-Rockers Ducking Punches Return in 2018.

Aligning an all-new studio album for release on 16th February 2018, ‘Alamort’ will be released once again through the Xtra Mile Recordings label and swiftly follows on from 2016’s lauded ‘Fizzy Brain’ LP.

Offering up a first taster of things to come, the band today unveil rollicking new single ‘Sobriety’. Speaking about the close-to-the-bone subject matter that inspired the track, Dan Allen of Ducking Punches states:

“Sobriety is a song that outlines a lot of my addictive personalities, something myself and a bunch of my friends have struggled with over the years. I’m always fascinated by the personification of abstract ideas, love, death and in this case Sobriety. So that was a huge inspiration for this song.”

‘Sobriety’ is the lead single new album ‘Alamort’, the highly anticipated fourth full length studio release from Ducking Punches.

With its title taken from an old archaic term meaning to be ‘half dead from exhaustion’, ‘Alamort’ offers a solemn pre-text to the nerve-shattering lifestyle and back-breaking work ethic that formed the backdrop of this often brutally honest record. Allen says:

“‘Alamort’ seemed a fitting title for what myself and the band had been through recently. Some of these songs are frighteningly honest but it has been really therapeutic to write. Themes of the album range from crippling self doubt to death, friendship, love, witch-hunters, addiction and hope.”

Given the intense circumstances and frenzied emotions that occupied the writing process, it is perhaps unsurprising that the sound of this record finds the band meddling with musically darker arts. Casting off any former folk associations, on ‘Alamort’ Ducking Punches veer wildly into post-punk and hardcore territories with a resultant sound more daredevil than anything they have produced before.

‘Alamort’ was 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).

Around the release of the album, the band will also be playing a series of live dates including a launch party at London’s The Lexington (16th Feb) and an un-missable hometown show at The Arts Centre in Norwich (17th Feb), followed by more dates in Europe and others to be announced… SEEN loves the new single ‘Smoking Spot’ and can only anticipate it’ll be a storming gig.

Ducking Punches are: Dan Allen, Pete Wright, Marcus Gooda, and Ryan Hillier.

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