As part of Be Sharp Promotions 10th Birthday celebrations...
Hit The Switch
Hit the Switch is a melodic thrash punk band formed in 2003 by high school friends Matt Hawks and Jerry Fenn. They recorded their first demo with Dave Swanson and TJ Rivera at Love Juice Studios. Followed by numerous local shows and releasing an acoustic EP, as well as their first LP entitled “Spread the Disease”. The band then signed to Nitro Records and released “Domestic Tranquillity & Social Justice” in 2006. Hitting the road with multiple tours throughout the U.S./Canada and Europe, playing with legendary bands Strung Out, the Vandals, NOFX, Authority Zero, Guttermouth and countless others. The band gained momentum and went full force when they released their third LP entitled “Observing Infinities". Which was an evolution of the bands signature sound. Throughout the next few years, the band toured relentlessly and added drummer A.J. Condosta of Jugheads Revenge, I Hate Kate, Darling Thieves and Voodoo Glow Skulls to the roster. Matt also joined forces with Pour Habit (FAT Records) becoming the band's new guitarist. The band went on to release a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Welcome to the Machine” and the single track “Retroactive” in 2011. Now, after a 7-year stretch, the band have returned with “Entropic”, a fast-paced explosion of thrashing melodies, with a lyrical emphasis on post societal decay and civilizations' collective indifference
Having played a few hundred shows in since their inception in 2013, DEAD NECK has so far visited all kinds of clubs, squats, back rooms, pubs, bars and festivals in the UK, mainland Europe, Latin America and Japan.
Fat Randall is a punk rock trio from Dubai that formed in early 2014 and has since released 2 studio EPs. In that time, the group have seen consistent growth, with 2016 marking a particularly strong rise for the trio, as they released "Keep It Down", their latest EP in June that year and followed that up with performances in Slovenia at Punk Rock Holiday and supporting punk rock veterans, Authority Zero in London.
Growing up on a solid diet of Bay Area & Boston Hardcore (American Nightmare, Good Riddance, the Hope Conspiracy) Reprise serve up a slab of fast, shouty, energy fueled Hardcore Punk.
Reprise blend fidgety riffs and rapid vocals, with socially conscious lyrics. They aren’t reinventing the wheel here - With the countless number of bands under the label of ‘Hardcore’, Reprise stands out because they are focused on simply playing good music well – whilst staying true to their roots, and the bands that they loved in their youth.
Debut EP ‘No Love’ is due for release on Monday 14th May.
Tuesday 13th August