Newly signed to Time & Matter Recordings, THE MISTAKES have a brand new digital and video single, which they're premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
'A Good Hill To Die On' is the first single to be taken from the Dorset band's fourth album due later this year.
This formidable Poole 5-piece have certainly been making a name for themselves over the last few years, not only for their frantic, supercharged, memorable live performances, which have seen them regularly supporting bands ranging from the U.K. Subs to The Rumjacks, but also for their impressive canon of recorded output, which incorporates a punk ethic alongside ska influences.
Having so far released three full-length ferocious, fun-filled, earworm chorused, zeitgeist lyrical social commentary albums, the band’s fourth long-player was recorded back in October 2022 at Crono Sound Factory in Vimodrone, Milan, being produced and engineered by The Rumjacks' manager Gianluca Amendolara, who was so impressed by the band when they supported his charges that he invited them to record at his own expense.
Comprising Ross Sutcliffe (vocals), Shane Creech (guitar/vocals), Angus Simpson (bass), James Gould (guitar) and Lewis Willoughby (drums), the guys will be dropping further awesome video singles before the new LP lands, which the band are incredibly excited about.
Sutcliffe, discussing the band's next few planned releases, enthuses, “It's an absolute honour to sign with Time and Matter Recordings, they've released so many brilliant records with so many exceptional artists and we're dead proud to be a part of that. As a band we are all buzzing to be working with them. The upcoming record is the best damn thing we’ve ever written and it’s very exciting to be working with a great team of people who believe in it as much as we do. It’s going to be a total stormer!”
Creech further reveals the meaning behind 'A Good Hill To Die On': "We try to steer away from pushing our personal politics onto people, we’re more of a ‘We see the world this way, have you considered these things?’ kind of a band. Punk isn’t a stranger to songs about war for example, but I really wanted to go in for the recent atrocities in Ukraine. I didn’t want to dance around the issues with layered metaphors over five verses either. I think we make our point very quick and pretty hard without messing around. We didn’t want it to sound like an anarcho-punk song though, so we built a pretty big chorus out of some angelic backing. That’s us, big, tough, mean, sexy, punk rock choirboys."
The band will be touring extensively to promote the album around July and August, including dates in the UK, Germany and Austria.
They support the Exploited next Friday 17th in Southampton and are also appearing at various festivals this year, including Punk On The Peninsula in Scotland in May and November's Morecambe Punk Festival with other dates to be announced.
'A Good Hill To Die On' is streaming on Spotify and Deezer here and on most other usual platforms.
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