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|Melbourne’s BLKLST have announced the imminent arrival of their new EP “Hard to Swallow” – and with it comes an abrasive and unnerving video for new single Hypocrite! The new EP will see its release into the world on Friday October 26 into iTunes & Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and more. Pre-Orders open this coming Monday September 24 and the single will also be live for streaming everywhere that same day.|
Previously released earlier in 2018, single Donnie Narco features on this new EP, as does a sequel/part 2 to previous & popular single Need You. This new record draws influences from 90’s Nu Metal, Alternative Heavy Metal and Modern Metal. The Hard To Swallow EP was produced and engineered by Evan Lee at STL studios Sydney, with additional engineering by Sonny Truelove & was mixed and mastered by Evan Lee and Ash Daws at The Loud Noise Estate.
For those new to BLKLST – the band was Formed in 2015 and have made their mark quick off the bat. Establishing themselves on the heavy music scene with a crushing live show and a decimatingly heavy sound, the band quickly chalked up supports with bands such as Make Them Suffer, Deez Nuts, Alpha Wolf, Earth Caller and Justice for The Damned and interstate runs with Boris The Blade.
BLKLST was founded by drummer Drue Herring and guitarist James Gracie in 2015 with the later additions of vocalist Joshua Westwick and Bassist James McClurg in 2016, and finally live guitarist Evan Lee in 2017.
Vocalist for the band, Joshua Westwick, states that “ The songs are very open to interpretation, each song has a very personal meaning to me but I try to not be too direct about it. I prefer for people to take what they can from the songs and engage with it in their own way, rather than be told exactly what they are about. Hypocrite creates the feeling that you are being cheated or lied to. With the chorus hook of “stay tonight” it tries to give a feeling of a twisted dependence on being involved with a hypocrite. It even suggests we are all hypocrites and perception is everything.“
The band has enjoyed a bunch of support from both triple j heavy shows The Racket and Short Fast Loud previously, with 2015 single Revolution enjoying spins on Short Fast Loud and 2016 single Need You being spun on The Racket.
Pre-Orders for BLKLST’s new EP “Hard to Swallow” this coming Monday September 24 at all good online stores and the single “Hypocrite” will go live for streaming and purchase same day.