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Melodic hardcore punks STINKY recall live shows before lockdown with new music video “Distance”

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French melodic hardcore band STINKY have revealed a new song and video called “Distance”, “a declaration of friendship for all of those who, despite distancing and time passing, never stopped being a reliable beacon. The music video is a recollection of the good times when the lockdown and social distancing weren’t a topic.”.

“Distance” – which is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Bandcamp and other digital platforms.

Distance” is the third preview track from “Of Lost Things,” which was recently praised by the UK’s Down For Life for its “monstrous anthems and full-on bangers.”

Following in the formidable footsteps of initial preview tracks “Revival Fire” – the video for which was filmed at France’s largest annual metal festival, Hellfest – and “Strangers With Familiar Faces,” “Distance” demonstrates the power and ferocity captured on “Of Lost Things,” which is available now for pre-order on digipak CD and limited-edition splatter vinyl.

“Of Lost Things” was recorded in part by Fabien Guilloteau (Hacride, The Necromancers) and features cover artwork by Emy Rojas (Clutch, Ministry, Queens of the Stone Age). 

STINKY live by Insane Motion
STINKY live by Insane Motion


I can feel your presence, in letters you sent.
Glimpse of your energy thrives my confidence.
You never let me down, You never let me down While traveling
on the other side of the world.

I know that sometimes, we’re more distant than others.

And it’s one reason why, I want to tell you what you mean to me.
We don’t know what tomorrow will be, there is no time for remorses.

You might never know but I’m writing this for you.
We both know the signs of failure.

Never let the distance in between us.
Your bright lights keep shining on me.
They always shine right, right through me.

Since their formation a decade ago, STINKY has played more than 350 concerts across 15 different countries in support of their first two albums, 2015’s “Against Wind and Tide” and 2017’s “From Dead-End Street.” Along the way, the group has shared the stage with the likes of Sick Of It All, Terror, Walls of Jericho and Millencolin.

While the band’s name might seem curious to some, STINKY’s music unquestionably passes the smell test.

Influenced by the likes of Comeback Kid, Bane, Miles Away and Champion, the band capably fuses melody with an affinity for violence, making the quintet a combustible mix of energy and aggression – or, to quite the UK’s Midlands Metalheads Radio, the band’s metallic hardcore “makes you feel like you can headbutt through a brick wall.”

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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