If you’ve listened to Knocked Loose’s nuclear sophomore album A Different Shade Of Blue, you probably know that this is the sound of a band who clearly didn’t fall into a sophomore slump of any sort. It’s one that’s sure to rank rather high in our year-end “best of 2019” list, that’s for sure.
At this very moment, few bands in hardcore and metalcore are being hyped as much as Knocked Loose. Having gone from a solid local act to headlining and support juggernaut in just a 5-year span is very impressive no matter what their genre is, and given that it’s harder than ever for bands to create a sustainable income and hype for themselves, what KL have done is even more astounding. They’re now a band that even gets big-time slotting on major festivals, too.
Love them or hate them, there is no denying that Knocked Loose have made quite an impact on the music scene ever since their 2014 EP Pop Culture. Only continuing to grow with Laugh Tracks in 2016, this debut led the band to become even more talked about in both a positive and negative aspect causing a major division between people who either loved this style of hardcore with its extremely unique take on vocals, its bare-bone riffs or even the lyricism overall, to those who can’t stand it. The underlying question here is: did the band cater to the nay-sayers and change their sound up for their sophomore album? Within the first 10 seconds of Belleview that’s answered with a resounding “hell no”.
Knocked Loose have revealed new single “Trapped In The Grasp Of A Memory”, taken from the band’s highly anticipated new album, A Different Shade of Blue, out this August via Pure Noise Records. A Different Shade of Blue, the band’s mammoth of a sophomore effort and huge step forward for hardcore and metal as it’s known today, has seen the band already take flight via both major support tours with A Day To Remember and Every Time I Die, while also headlining their own sold-out shows across the USA – and beyond.