While the story of The Bride is somewhat long for a band at an average age of 20 years old, it¡¯s become clear that it is more or less still beginning. From local shows and house parties, the band was formed in 2006 ¨C they changed members, released a slew of EPs and split records, and toured with friends bands. But all the while through the awkward releases and changed influences, the band was honing their craft and take notes. The story wouldn¡¯t be interesting to the punter if we told it right here and now, but one listen to their debut album ¡°President Rd¡± should tell you that the hard work paid off.
¡°President Rd¡± is a debut album that is full of everything that makes hardcore and punk rock as amazing as it is. It¡¯s youthful, scathing, positive, fast and dynamic. The songs pack a punch from start to finish, and the band is not afraid to simultaneously wear their influences and hearts on their sleeve, while giving their songs enough new ideas and ¡°Fuck You¡± attitude to make it all sound fresh.
But the live arena is really where The Bride shine brightest. Vocalist Kevin Schultz has been know to yell and pester fans until they come out of their shell and give back some of the energy the band unleashes. While the rest of the members will stage dive and jump around until the crowd is in a frenzied state. It¡¯s only a matter of time before even the most stoic punter is smiling.
The punters were indeed grinning from ear to ear most recently when President Road mysterious found its way into the clutches of ravenous fans prematurely this month. Despite inevitably being disappointed with the leak, the band were overwhelmed with the positive feedback and label ¨Cprogressive hardcore powerhouse UNFD¨C decided to offer the full album to fans for free.
¡°We could easily go into how pathetic it is that someone would be malicious enough to leak a band¡¯s album they self funded, just two days after they get signed to a label¡ but you¡¯ve heard it all before, and the people that do this kind of thing have no regard for artists or bands, so it¡¯s falling on dead ears anyway.¡± ¡°Instead, we decided to make this a positive thing. The fact that the band is relatively unknown (not for long) and still it managed to get thousands of downloads for free online is not a bad thing.¡±
November 5th ¨C Thriller, Brisbane (18+)
November 6th ¨C Sun Distortion, Brisbane (AA)
November 11 ¨C Fowlers Live, Adelaide (AA)
November 19 ¨C Bang, Melbourne (18+)
November 26 ¨C St Johns Hall, Sutherland (AA)
November 26 ¨C Nowhere, Sydney (18+)
December 10 ¨C TLC Bayswater, Melbourne (AA)