Copenhagen hardcore outfit EYES will release its sophomore album ‘Congratulations’ on February 3rd 2023 through Indisciplinarian and so far, the band has shared two soul shaking singles and videos, the album title track and the album opener ‘Generation L’.
Today, EYES announces a spring tour in Denmark and Sweden including the A Colossal Weekend festival in Copenhagen in May, adding to the already announced release show at Loppen, Copenhagen and at this year’s Bloodstock Festival in the UK. More shows will be announced soon.
03.02.23 – Loppen, Copenhagen (DK) Release show
07.04.23 – Aalborg, 1000Fryd (DK)
08.04.23 – Esbjerg, Konfus (DK)
14.04.23 – Lyngby, Templet (DK)
15.04.23 – Albertslund, Vridsløselille Fængsel (DK)
28.04.23 – Kolding, Pitstop (DK)
29.04.23 – Køge, Tapperiet (DK)
12.05.23 – Aarhus, Radar (DK)
13.05.23 – Copenhagen, Vega, A Colossal Weekend (DK)
25.05.23 – Odense, Posten (DK)
26.05.23 – Malmö, Plan B (SE)
27.05.23 – Roskilde, Gimle, WOA Finale (DK)
10-13.08.23 – Bloodstock Festival (UK)
Also, watch EYES’s video for ‘Congratulations!’ HERE
EYES’ two preceding releases, the self titled 2018 debut EP and the 2020 debut album ‘Underperformer’, proved EYES as a band on its own path, with both heart and brains to match it. With its genre defying musical approach and introspective generational lyrics, ‘Underperformer’ marked an innovative freshness in the hardcore scene. Despite obstacles from a pandemic, the band left an indelible impression with performances on festivals such as Copenhell (DK) and by:Larm (NO), while the remix release ‘Reperformer’ contributed to the band’s air of unpredictability.
EYES’ new album is entitled ‘Congratulations’, even though there isn’t much to cheer about at the moment. The album is a further development of EYES’ sound and style with the band focusing even more than before on melody, off kilter hooks and deep grooves throughout the album’s ten songs collectively shaping an unpredictable, rough rocking and catchy hardcore record produced razor sharply by Jacob Bredahl (LLNN, Lifesick a.o.).
Distrust among people and conspiracy theories, war and environmental catastrophe on the horizon, economic downfall and increasing inequality. The Western world anno. 2023 is the foundation of ‘Congratulations’ and its volatile, confrontational songs. Opposite the internalized thematics of ‘Underperformer’, the doubting self reflection has now turned into anger and a feeling of powerlessness towards a world, where the rich get richer and living conditions are worsened for everyone else. A world, where the younger generations are abandoned again and again. A world, where the only available distraction is to scream into an infinite digital void or to find an alternative reality while looking down on the so-called sheep following the flock and false prophets.
‘Congratulations’ will be released on LP, CD. MC and digital formats, with the CD version as a co-release with label comrades Nefarious Industries in the US. Formats available are:
– LP splatter cake vinyl in Gatefold w/ 24 page booklet – 100 copies (SOLD OUT)
– LP black vinyl in Gatefold w/ 24 page booklet – 400 copies
– MC Cassette (maltese cross card case) – 100 copies
– CD Digipack w/ 6-panel insert
All physical formats including the vinyl editions are expected to be ready for the release day and are now available for pre-orders at Indisciplinarian’s webshop, while the CD version can also be pre-ordered at Nefarious Industries. Finally, the digital version of the album can be pre-saved and pre-ordered.