NoEcho webzine just published a nice new feature about the new San Diego hardcore band GUT PUNCH, featuring members of Born Blind, No Innocent Victim, Take em’ Out, and Uprising A.D. The band’s recent EP I Won’t Lay Down is available for streaming below, and it’s a solid 4-tracker of many East Coast and West Coast hardcore influences that will be surely appreciated by fans of old-school hardcore. Check it out and GO HERE to see the full band presentation on NoEcho.
Even though I’m just a couple of hours away from San Diego, I hate to admit that I don’t get to shows there often. I ask Nate how the local hardcore scene has received Gut Punch so far. “For some of us, this has been the first band back playing hardcore in quite a while and it has been a really great time. We’ve had the chance to play with some great bands in the San Diego area and are looking to do some more out of town stuff. Jumped In is a newer San Diego band that we have been doing a lot with and I really dig Frontside, who unfortunately recently broke up. Point Break from Arizona is another great band we’ve played with a few times and really like what they are doing.” / NoEcho
Catch the band live at:
January 11 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar w/ War Fever, Spazboy, the Venemous Pinks, Sight Unseen
April 10 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick w/ Pro-Pain, the Eulogy, Corporate Citizen