KNOCKED LOOSE UNVEIL NEW SINGLE “TRAPPED IN THE GRASP OF A MEMORY”
Knocked Loose have revealed new single, “Trapped In The Grasp Of A Memory”. The track comes with comes with devastating breakdowns, lots of noise and dissonant grooves.
Frontman Bryan Garris roars and growls with so much anger that you’re surprised when you realize how vulnerable and personal his lyrics are this time: “I plucked the petals from all my roses / Leaving a pile of stems/ I drain the beauty that’s left in this world / Leaving myself condemned”.
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A Different Shade of Blue, the band’s mammoth of a sophomore effort and huge step forward for hardcore and metal as we know it, sees Knocked Loose leap from upstart hardcore-influenced favorites to bonafide key figures of the genre. Their 2016 debut, Laugh Tracks was a revelation, taking the world by storm and establishing the band as a major force spanning genres and generations.
Forged on musical bonds built at an early age, Knocked Loose came together in the small yet relatively formidable hardcore and punk scene of the greater Louisville, Kentucky area. Though the scene was relatively strong, a lack of available bands, touring parties and scarcity of gigs forced diversity – mixing genres and challenging young ears with new ideas, approaches and styles. That diversity created the basis of Knocked Loose musically and the genesis for their approach, an amalgam of heavy influences that never commits to any singular style but maintains a loyalty to the hardcore tradition.
Clocking in at a lean and mean 37 minutes and featuring guest vocals from Emma Boster of Dying Wish and Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die, A Different Shade of Blue grabs the listener by the throat from the jump and slowly tightening that grip for the duration. Knocked Loose hit the road this fall on an extensive North American tour with Rotting Out, Candy and SeeYouSpaceCowboy. See below for all dates.
Early praise for A Different Shade of Blue:
“Rising hardcore leaders deliver transcendent heaviness… transcends hardcore and goes full-on metal – and leaves every other “metallic hardcore” band in the dust” REVOLVER (Cover Story)
“…chugging, palm-muted sections cut with dissonance and clean-tone atmospherics, eventually devolving completely into a thundering breakdown” LOUDWIRE
“total mosh bait” BROOKLYN VEGAN
“intense…massive” ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“Knocked Loose are one of the most hyped bands out right now, and with good reason – they deliver!”
“Utterly cataclysmic” KERRANG!
“Knocked Loose have managed to bring hardcore to the masses like never before” NME