Dragged Under To Release ‘We’ll Do It Live’ EP and Reveal ‘Hypochondria (live)’ Video7th June 2021 0 By John Deaux
Seattle metallers Dragged Under are smashing their way into summer 2021 with the release of the We’ll Do It Live EP – out via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group on 6th August – which drops as they prepare to embark on a 30 date US tour with the mighty Beartooth. They have also revealed dates for their first-ever European tour in June 2022, which travels through headline dates in Germany and the UK, as well as a special appearance supporting The Ghost Inside at Brixton Academy, London.
To celebrate this tsunami of news, the band have revealed the stunning performance of “Hypochondria”, which you can see here. Taken from the upcoming We’ll Do It Live’ EP, this was one of the standout moments of their live stream performance from December.
The six-strong tracklisting is taken from 2020s debut album, The World Is In Your Way. The album has over 13 million collective streams to date and picked up support from BBC Radio 1, Kerrang Radio as well as Kerrang Magazine, who said “their blend of chest-beating melodic hardcore, thrashy punk, serrated tech-metal and swaggering punk rock is utterly irresistible,” Rock Sound offered “viciously catchy… full-on foot-stomping anthem, with a huge earworm of a chorus and plenty of rough and ready riffing to boot,” whilst Distorted Sound hailed it “a savage, stompy rager… an exciting start to a career.” Elsewhere they picked up supporters from Loudwire, Guitar World and Alternative Press named it as one of 20 debut albums that took Metalcore to the next level in 2020. As well as “Hypochondria,” the live EP features blistering versions of “Just Like Me,” “The Hardest Drug,” “The Real You,” “Chelsea”, and “Instability.”
Talking about coming to Europe, frontman Tony Cappocchi says; “For many of us, travelling to Europe was always on our bucket list, but we weren’t sure we’d ever get to actually do it, so to be able to have our music take us to the other side of the world to play festivals we’ve only ever dreamt of attending is humbling.”
On the upcoming dates with Beartooth, Cappocchi shares, “It goes without saying we’re elated to be touring with bands like Beartooth and Wage War. These are a couple of bands that are white-hot, and exceptional songwriters. It’s an honour to open the tour. As for the live EP, we wanted to give the fans a taste of what they could expect to see from us once live shows are back. We only got to play a handful of concerts to support that last record, so it’s a way to give the audience a fresh perspective on an older release that we think didn’t get its proper time in the sun.”
1. Just Like Me (live)
2. The Hardest Drug (live)
3. The Real You (live)
4. Chelsea (live)
5. Instability (live)
6. Hypochondria (live)
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