Brighton-based “Nu-gothika” metal band KNIFE BRIDE have released the second of a triptych of tracks today. ‘sacrifice/surrender’ “represents the most paralysing part of sleep,” says vocalist Mollie Buckley. “The point that’s somewhere between reality and deep, immersive dreaming. This is why you can hear a sequence of various voices stabbing and churning through the chorus, and why the verses are more focused on being a spectator of your own dreams rather than there being a clear narrative.” It’s a track that takes a pinch of Karnivool’s face-melting riffery, adds some of Gwen Stefani’s supreme pop energy and melts them together with a dose of sleep paralysis.
The EP ‘don’t dream too much’, which Buckley says is “A trilogy of my gruesome dreams. A one night cycle of disturbing visions,” will be completed on 25th August. The collection also includes the recently-released rager ‘smother (make me suffer)’. This first single of the three to be released was Track of The Week on BBC Radio 1 Introducing Rock, as well as receiving play on Future Artists and the Rock Show. It has also been spun on Kerrang! Radio Fresh Blood, attained the heady heights of the Kerrang! Chart, made it into Metal Hammer’s Tracks of The Week and enjoyed many other accolades and placements besides.
Following the EP’s release, KNIFE BRIDE will be playing and hosting a special ‘don’t dream too much’ EP release party at Blondies in London on 1st September, which is free entry and will feature a host of special guests. The band will also be playing various festivals in the coming months with more live dates to come.
KNIFE BRIDE formed in Brighton and released a series of singles last year, gaining attention from the likes of Alyx Holcombe at BBC Radio 1 Introducing Rock and earning them a WARGASM support slot for their first ever tour. They’ve also already played Download, Burn It Down and The Great Escape Festivals. Inky influences including Spiritbox and Kate Bush, as well as Bring Me The Horizon, melt with prog-tinged riffs inspired by Karnivool, that are fused with cinematic fantasy to create character narratives and explore human experiences. KNIFE BRIDE proudly pay homage to powerful, nuanced women such as The Bride from Kill Bill.
KNIFE BRIDE’s intense cocktail of pop and metal was brought to life in this trilogy at The Ranch Production studios by Neil Kennedy (Creeper, Milk Teeth, Boston Manor) and Lewis Johns (Palm Reader, Ithaca, Employed to Serve).
05/08/2023 – Liverpool Invisible Wind Factory – No Play Fest
20/08/2023 – London The Underworld – supporting Hanabie
01/09/2023 – London Blondies – EP release party – FREE ENTRY
08/09/2023 – Torquay The Foundry – Burn it Down Fest
30/09/2023 – Bristol The Lanes – Misery Loves Company Fest
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