Australian rock and roll kings The Living End have finally returned – refreshed, rejuvenated and with a brand-new swagger.
Having taken a five year break after the release of the ARIA award winning The Ending Is Just The Beginning Repeating, The Living End today rightfully reclaim the Australian rock throne with the release of latest single ‘Keep on Running’ and the announcement of their seventh album Shift – which is out on Dew Process / UMA on May 13.
‘Keep on Running’ is one of the most powerful songs of The Living End’s career. Full of swelling strings and acoustic strums, it’s also a deeply personal song for The Living End front-man Chris Cheney, who co-wrote the track with his friends Dylan Berry & Stefan Litrownik during an emotionally turbulent period in his life.
“We all have moments where life is getting the better of us, but that’s when you draw strength and come out the other side stronger,” Cheney says.
The band also recently teased the album announcement with the release of the track ‘Monkey’, which is vintage TLE – punk rock smashed into rockabilly creating the kind of amped up anthem that had fans salivating at first listen over the prospects of the album ahead.
“The Living End seem destined to follow in the footsteps of AC/DC – doggedly releasing increasingly solid records, touring their asses off and growing louder and more impressive with every live show.” – Rolling Stone
“The Living End can’t be touched through incandescent exuberance, crowd appeal, pure talent, and the fact that they fucking personify punk rock.” – Beat Magazine
“It will forever be impossible to get sick of watching these guys live.” – The Music Network
The band has also announced an Australian tour to support the record, playing major theatres around the country starting June 10 at The Tivoli in Brisbane.
Fri Jun 10 – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Sat Jun 11 – The Enmore, Sydney
Thu Jun 16 – The Astor, Perth
Fri Jun 24 – The Forum, Melbourne
Sat Jun 25 – The Gov, Adelaide
Supported nationally by
BAD//DREEMS and 131’s
Tickets on sale Thursday March 24th
‘Keep on Running’ is available now on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music via Dew Process / UMA.
Pre-order Shift now ahead of its release on May 13 via Dew Process / UMA.
***all details from official press release***