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Hardcore punk band SCOWL shares new single and video “Bloodhound”; Euro tour coming up!

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Today, Santa Cruz-based hardcore punk band SCOWL has released a pummeling new single and video “Bloodhound”. The song will be featured on their upcoming LP How Flowers Grow, out November 19th on Flatspot Records. Clocking in at just over 90 seconds, “Bloodhound” is a breakneck exploration of punk sensibility with a vicious, angular edge. The band hurtles through the performance while remaining in complete control of the chaos, perfectly supporting the fiery vocal performance from lead singer Kat. The video reflects the band’s strong-willed sense of style; emphasizing their individual aesthetics alongside their ability to eschew genre expectations as a formidable musical unit. You can check out the video for “Bloodhound” below!

The band has this to say about their new single: “This song in our opinion was the perfect introduction to the record. With the drums really driving the song and setting the tone, I like to think the vocals cut in well. I’m writing about people not minding their business, it’s just a really pissed off song overall!

We wanted to show how people judge us for whatever reason and don’t mind their business. Throughout the video you see people either judging, bullying, or being rude in some way shape or form. Then at the end we win them over and they are watching while we do what we like being ourselves.”

The ten songs on How Flowers Grow could be a masterclass in how to write authentic, heartfelt punk and hardcore without losing the sense of youthful enthusiasm and fun that makes the genre compelling to begin with. The lyrics are delivered with a biting sense of anger and cynicism, dealing with everything from personal betrayals to socio-economic strife. You’ll hear sonic inspiration from groups like Black Flag, Justice League, Negative Approach, The Rival Mob, and even New York Dolls, all delivered with a fury and intensity that makes Scowl one of the most exciting bands of their era.

Tour Dates:

10/3/2021 – Fullerton,CA @ Programme w/ No Pressure, Dare, and Risk
10/8/2021 + 10/9/2021 – Denver, CO @ Convulse Fest w/ Militarie Gun, Spy, Spine, Ingrown + More
10/20/2021 – Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Lounge w/ Gagging Order, Tell Lies, The Kinky Bastards
10/22/2021 + 10/23/2021 – Tulsa, OK @ Promcore w/ Zulu, Kharma, Purgatory, and More
11/6/2021 – San Francisco, CA @ The Parkside w/ Powerhouse, Sunami

+ EU/UK w/ Comeback Kid, Be Well, Devil In Me – GO HERE TO SEE THE DATES!

Hailing from Santa Cruz, CA, hardcore punk band Scowl has burst onto the scene as one of the most authentic young voices in the genre, influenced by everything from 80s’ hardcore, punk, and Oi to modern alternative pop. The band has made a name for themselves with songs that are as reflective and dark as they are fun. A new addition to the Flatspot Records family, the label will be releasing their upcoming album How Flowers Grow later this fall. Formed in 2019 and consisting of vocalist Kat, guitarist Malachi, bassist Bailey, and drummer Cole, Scowl came out swinging with their fuzzed-out self-titled demo that same year. Follow up EP Reality After Reality (2019) cemented them as one of hardcore’s rising star bands to watch, with anthemic tracks like “Retail Hell” quickly becoming staples of their caustic live set. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Terror, Mindforce, Gulch, Zulu, and DARE and have their eyes set on finishing 2021 strong – planning numerous tours and gearing up to release their first full-length.

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