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SoCal punks, Audacity release their latest album Hyper Vessels on Suicide Squeeze Records on 1st April.
When Fullerton, California’s Audacity first started churning out EPs and ripping up basements, it was hard to not get swept up in their adolescent exuberance. When a band can boast their ten-year anniversary before their members are legally old enough to rent a car, then one can only assume that their battle plan hinges largely on the rebellious energy and fearless charisma that comes with youth. Their last full-length, 2013’s Butter Knife, confirmed that strategy. It was the perfect encapsulation of a band brimming over with pop hooks, caffeinated chops, and a rabid repurposing of rock’s various primitive permutations. But young bands grow up quickly. Those deliciously sloppy riffs often get cleaned up. The rough edges get buffed down and glossed over. They stop exploring and opt to settle into the tried and true.
Fortunately, Audacity don’t seem to be the least bit interested in slowing down or sprucing up. If anything, their fourth album Hyper Vessels, produced by longtime friend and tour mate, Ty Segall, hits harder and meaner than any of their previous releases.
Don’t miss the band live when they’re in the UK in June!
Tuesday 21st June – London, Shacklewell Arms
Wednesday 22nd June – Brighton, Green Door Store
Thursday 23rd June – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Friday 24th June – Glasgow, The Hug & Pint
Saturday 25th June – Manchester, Fallow Café