Your Demise, one of the UK’s hardest-working and most-respected bands are about to enter their own glory days with the release of new album The Golden Age.
It’s a fearless summary of modern punk rock all tied up in the band’s unique style, and the year ahead will see YD leaving the basement scene behind and bravely breaking new ground, starting with a stint on prestigious Australian festival tour Soundwave, before headlining across Europe in March and the UK in April, where they will top the bill of the Rock Sound Impericon Exposure Tour.
“The Golden Age is the most accurate depiction ever of who we are as a band and as people,” says vocalist Ed McRae. “If we could have written an album like this from the beginning then we would have. And recording it was very smooth – it all happened very quickly because we’re now better at integrating all our influences.”
And being able to represent those influences – the energy of SoCal skate punk, the brutality of East Coast hardcore and the big-hearted melody of the finest old-school pop-punk – more fluidly than ever is what will catapult Your Demise above and beyond.
The Golden Age (produced and engineered by Matt O’Grady and mixed by John Mitchell) is a record that deals with friendship, love, getting high, getting low, band life and real life honestly and intelligently. It also marks McRae blossoming into a better frontman than he’s ever been before, while guitarists Stu Paice and Daniel Osbourne, bassist Jimmy Sampson and drummer James Tailby prove they’re more than capable of switching style almost at will. You think you know Your Demise? Nu-uh.
If The Golden Age has its roots in Your Demise’s arm-long list of achievements – at time of writing the only continent they’ve not toured is Antarctica; they’ve ripped up massive festivals such as Download and Reading and Leeds; they’re as comfortable recording BBC sessions as they are turning a venue upside down; their last album ‘The Kids We Used To Be’ (Visible Noise) captured the attention of press and TV internationally – then it also provides a clear road-map of the band’s sky-high ambition.
The record features guest appearances from You Me At Six’s Josh Franceschi and letlive.’s Jason Butler, as well as David Wood from Down To Nothing and Terror, Theo Kindynis from Last Witness, Ajay Jones from Brutality Will Prevail, Louis from Breaking Point and Dannika Webber from Evarose, a spread which shows the respect YD command worldwide.
“Those guest spots weren’t written with anyone in mind, we just wanted our friends on the record,” continues Ed. “We love sharing what we’re doing with them. We’re still down with hardcore bands, and they want to be on our record, but then Josh is in a ridiculously big band and he wants to be on our record too. It shows that no matter what you do you still have friends.”
The next 12 months will see YD again taking the fight internationally, with confirmed touring stints in Australia, Europe and North America and a busy summer of festivals off the back of the Rock Sound Impericon Exposure Tour. After that? Who knows. With The Golden Age, the world is theirs.
‘THE GOLDEN AGE’ is released March 26th, 2012 via Visible Noise Records & first single ‘Forget About Me’ is available for download from http://yourdemiseofficial.com/
Check out the video for first Forget About Me below