TRAPPED UNDER ICE have unveiled another new track from their upcoming record “Heatwave” (Pop Wig Records), a follow up to their last record Big Kiss Goodnight. The new track is dubbed “No Relief” and it’s a solid shot of energy, delivered with a proper style. Check it out below and scroll down to see the band’s upcoming dates, including a trio od European gigs and a bunch of US shows.
The track continues to highlight the band’s “no rules”, groove-centric approach to hardcore, looking to inspire just as many shaking hips as banging heads, with Stereogum calling it, “an absolute cathartic blast with some truly great riffs.
10 years after their first release, Trapped Under Ice brings you Heatwave. This phat LP is short, fast and hardcore; the way Straight Ahead intended, but played more like Fury of Five and Breakdown at a backyard party. For punks who’ve considered throwing a spin kick in jean shorts. Rhythmically, Heatwave is like a trailer park Sepultura. Check it out if you fuck with what TUI has been doing for the last decade. The same, but different.
When Trapped Under Ice went on hiatus in 2013 their impact was felt, whether directly through the new bands formed by TUI-alums themselves (most notably Turnstile and Angel Du$t), or indirectly in the sonic influence taken by many young up-and-coming HC bands, many of which have now released music through Pop Wig Records, the label founded by several Trapped Under Ice members. Now everything has come full circle as Trapped Under Ice return with Heatwave, continuing to hold their never-vacated mantle as one of hardcore’s most forward-thinking bands.
Trapped Under Ice have always colored outside the lines, often treating hardcore’s conventions as loose guidelines to be shifted and warped into something driven just as much by hooks as by breakdowns. On 2011’s modern classic, Big Kiss Goodnight, Trapped Under Ice began to lean into their catchier sensibilities, and now Heatwave finds the band fully embracing that side of themselves and writing their most concise and infectious work to-date. The album’s tight fourteen minute run time leaves no room for filler, just eleven lean tracks of aggressively groovy, hook-filled hardcore, at once exuberant and kinetic but undeniably aggressive and raw.
TRAPPED UNDER ICE announced a run of United States East Coast tour dates with support from Fury and Freedom, as well as run of shows in Texas with Gag, Firewalker, and The Real Cost. See full itinerary below.
6.10 sat – Los Angeles, CA The Regent
6.16 schleiz, GER woody’s
6.17 koln, GER essigfrabrik
6.18 clisson, FR hellfest
08/25 Boston, MA @ The Middle East *
08/26 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar *
08/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *
08/28 Albany, NY @ Trickshots *
08/29 Baltimore, MD @ The Windup Space *
08/30 Fayettville, NC @ The Drunk Horse Pub *
08/31 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern *
09/01 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
09/02 Richmond, VA @ The Warehouse *
09/03 Washington, DC @ St. Stephen’s *
09/22 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #
09/23 Houston, TX @ Walters #
09/24 Austin, TX @ Barracuda #
* w/ Fury, Freedom
# w/ Gag, Firewalker, The Real Cost