On June 4th, Know Hope Records will unleash the full-length debut album from the New Jersey power-punk band, Latewaves. Their new album titled "Hell To Pay" features eleven tracks, beginning with the steady pace of the opener "Extra Pale," which carries a raw, addictive alternative rock vibe. They energy picks up with the sing-along style chorus of "Stroke Of Luck (How Long)," as the song has a more polished feel than its predecessor. Latewaves also showcase a nostalgic sound with "Enough Is Enough," which could also feel at home on any early-2000s playlist. The band's youthful punk energy burns on the garage rock sounding "Guaranteed Burnouts," while also capturing that mainstream pop-punk recipe perfectly on the anthem "Too Much." Latewaves finish off their new album with the big guitar riffs of "Acting Out" and the most melodic track on the album "Hell To Pay." To find out more about Latewaves and their latest release "Hell To Pay," please visit facebook.com/latewaves.
Scottish punk legends the Skids are also releasing new music on June 4th titled "Songs From A Haunted Ballroom" through Cleopatra Records. It features fourteen cover songs that pay tribute to their hometown venue, the Kinema Ballroom in Dunfermline, Scotland. It was where the Skids were influenced by bands like The Clash and the Sex Pistols performing during the late '70s, early '80s punk movement. The album kicks off with the Skids delivering a totally energized version of Ultravox's "Young Savage" and a raw, rebellious version of The Clash's "Complete Control." They blast through an intense version of Nick Lowe's "Heart Of The City" and step out of their comfort zone for a stellar version of David Essex's "Rock On." The Skids also give Russ Ballard's famous seventies hit "New York Groove " a work out with larger than life guitar riffs. They wrap up their new covers album with spot on tribute to Iggy and The Stooges with "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and one of the only original tracks on the album, the new Scottish holiday classic "Christmas In Fife." To find out more about the Skids and their latest release "Song From A Haunted Ballroom," please visit the-skids.com.