Destroy Boys release introspective new single ‘Shadow (I’m Breaking Down)’

California punks Destroy Boys continue a banner year with the release of their second single of 2023 ‘Shadow (I’m Breaking Down)’, which is out today via Hopeless Records. The track is an expansive yet intimate composition, which looks to hold a mirror up to all parts of the self in a constructive way. Says vocalist and guitarist Alexia Roditis “‘Shadow…’ is about compassionately confronting the parts of yourself that you don’t like, or do like but might be toxic. It’s an introspective piece, taking notes from various spiritual beliefs and psychological research.” Roditis shifts seamlessly between English and Spanish lyrics across the composition with the track incorporating the harder punk edge that Destroy Boys are known for with a more delicate, melody-drenched, atmospheric approach.

‘Shadow (I’m Breaking Down)’ is in stark contrast to Destroy Boys’ recent sub-90-seconds rip-roaring track ‘Beg For The Torture’, which is a searing tornado of punk rock fuelled female empowerment. These new tracks were produced by Carlos de la Garza (Bad Religion, Paramore, The Linda Lindas) and come amongst a flurry of live activity for the band.

Destroy Boys are currently headlining a bunch of shows in North America, having recently wrapped up a stint with Blink-182 and Turnstile Stateside. They also crushed appearances at Coachella (USA) and Slam Dunk (UK) earlier this year, as well as selling out headline shows across the UK and Germany. And they’ll be back on this side of the world in August, playing Sziget and Pukkelpop festivals, amongst others, as well as headlining a clutch of shows across the continent including Nottingham, Bristol and Brighton in the UK.


14 July Irving Plaza, New York

15 July Black Cat, Washington

16 July Preserving Underground, New Kensington

18 July Rec Room, Buffalo

19 July Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland

21 July El Club, Detroit

22 July Metro, Chicago


08 August Proxima, Warsaw Poland *

10 August Sziget Festival Hungary

12 August Open Flair Festival Germany

13 August Taubertal Festival Germany

14 August Fluc und Fluc, Vienna Austria *

16 August Junkyard, Dortmund Germany *

17 August Lux Club Linden, Hannover Germany *

18 August Paradiso, Amsterdam Netherlands *

20 August Pukkelpop Festival Belgium

21 August Rescue Rooms, Nottingham UK *

22 August The Fleece, Bristol UK *

23 August Chalk, Brighton UK *

26 August Mind The Gap Festival USA

02 September Bumbershoot Festival USA

24 September Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings, Anaheim USA

15 October Lunario Del Auditorio Nacional Mexico


Alexia Roditis – vocals, guitar | Violet Mayugba – guitar, vocals | Narsai Malik – drums

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