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SHARKS TO RELEASE RISE RECORDS DEBUT, NO GODS, MARCH 20, 2012

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BAND WILL HIT THE ROAD WITH SOCIAL DISTORTION AND FRANK TURNER STARTING JANUARY 27, 2012

 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – December 16, 2011 – UK-based punk band Sharks today announced their Rise Records debut album, No Gods, will be released on March 20, 2012.  Sharks will also hit the road once again in the United States with Social Distortion and Frank Turner starting January 27, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Produced by Brian McTernan (The Explosion, Hot Water Music, Cave In), No Gods swims between the rules and regulations of the iconoclastic chaos of punk rock and British indie music.  Over the course of eleven infectious anthems, Sharks sharpen timeless melodies with an explosive edge tempered by intricate riffing and hypnotic harmonies. It’s pure.  It’s poetic.  And it’s powerful.

Born in 2007, Sharks is James Mattock (vocals), Andrew J. Bayliss (guitar), Sam Lister (drums), and Tony Corrales (bass).  They released their first independent EP, Shallow Waters, in 2008 and drummed up a serious buzz while playing with the likes of Gallows, The Wedding Present, and Baby Shambles. Barely old enough to drive, the group garnered critical acclaim from tastemakers such as KERRANG!, The Guardian, and NME for 2010’s Show of Hands EP and incendiary performances supporting The Gaslight Anthem in the UK.  In April 2011, they released The Joys of Living 2008-2010, a 14 songs collection of previously released tracks and two band new ones that garnered them instant acclaim.  Zane Lowe praised the collection as “the sound of a band reaching that moment when they are absolutely ready,” while Kerrang called them “one of the best bands around.”

Unlike many of their UK predecessors the band has toured extensively in the United States, often living in their van.  In the United States they have toured with Social Distortion and just this year played the entire Vans Warped Tour and recently wrapped the 2011 Alternative Press Tour.  They are currently featured in the “Most Anticipated Music of 2012” issue of Alternative Press.  The magazine said their music “bristles with a wonderful sense of rock ‘n’ roll heritage that serves as a tribute to fallen heroes such as the Clash while simultaneously molding those influences into something refreshing and contemporary.”

See them for yourself.

SHARKS 2012 TOUR DATES

JANUARY
27th                                               Las Vegas, NV                          The Joint @ the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
31st                                               Albuquerque, NM                     Sunshine Theatre

FEBRUARY
1st                                                  Tucson, AZ                               Rialto Theatre
3rd                                                 Tempe, AZ                                The Marquee
5th                                                 San Luis Obispo, CA              SLO Brewing Company
6th                                                 Reno, NV                                   Knitting Factory Concert House
9th                                                 Santa Cruz, CA                        Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
10th                                              Oakland, CA                           Fox Theater
11th                                               Oakland, CA                            Fox Theater
13th                                               Chico, CA                                  Senator Theatre
14th                                               Modesto, CA                            Modesto Centre Plaza
15th                                               Los Angeles, CA                     TBA*
16th                                               Ventura, CA                             Majestic Ventura Theatre
17th                                               Pomona, CA                            Fox Theater Pomona
18th                                               Pomona, CA                            Fox Theater Pomona

 

*not part of Social Distortion tour.

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