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Melodic hardcore act VICES return with a new track; “Broken” video released!

On ‘Now That I Have Seen I Am Responsible‘ (Resist Records), VICES have taken things up a notch, and the results are arresting. Developed over more than a year, the tracks adopt an equally personal and political tone. Written amongst a backdrop of global political and social upheaval and relationship breakdowns closer to home, the band have crafted a raw and righteous release that places them at the forefront of intelligent local hardcore, aimed at delivering comfort and solidarity through hardcore. Thematically, it addresses threats to human rights, religious divisions and mental health struggles.

Produced by Jay Maas (Defeater, Bane, Verse, Counterparts), this LP is the band’s first project working with a professional producer. Vocalist John McAleer says “Jay is a savage when it comes to making music. He keeps it real, he likes the imperfections but also knows when to push for something better, and he understood what we were trying to do and made the whole thing come to life.” That they found the experience productive and rewarding is evident in the punchy power of these recordings.

VICES

Lyrics:

We always break.
I felt the floor drop out from under me.
At least I can rely on gravity.
How did this happen to me, a hole where my chest used to be?
Social norms have failed me.
Can this work for society?
Humanity seems fucked to me.
Is anything forever?
Why are we conditioned against our nature?
Just set up for failure.
The commitments we make will always break.
We always.
Despair is setting in as my compass continues to spin.
I’m lost and I’m drowning.
Am I the only one?
We always break.
Why are we conditioned against our nature?
Just set up for failure.
The commitments we make will always break.
We always.
Why are we conditioned against our nature?
Just set up for failure.
The commitments we make will always break.
We always break.

VICES live

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