Self Defense Family is about to release their new mini-LP, Colicky, on September 9th via Iron Pier. They've just released a new song from it on the BBC Radio One Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, and it's also available for streaming on SoundCloud!
The new song is called “It Isn't Very Clear, Is It?” which circles around a droney and fuzzed-out riff and airy, static-charged vocals from lead Patrick Kindlon (a founding member of noise-rock punk outfit Drug Church).
The new mini-LP, Colicky, is available for pre-order right now!
Self Defense Family is one of the more interesting and innovative post-hardcore punk bands in recent memory, being able to use outside influence to really change up the genre and their specific sound. While the band is usually held together by Kindlon, it's loosely comprised of widespread musicians throughout Europe and the U.S. There are almost two dozen current and past members of the band, and anyone in that roster who is available during a tour or a recording session end up hopping on to that particular project. No single member of the band has appeared in every recording or show.
Speaking of shows, Self Defense Family are going on a European tour in October to support their new release. Below are the dates to check them out!
Self Defense Family Tour Dates:
October 3 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka
October 4 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Winston
October 5 - Koln, Germany @ Blueshell
October 6 - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia Berlin
October 7 - Nurnberg, Germany @ Desi Nürnberg
October 8 - Vienna, Austria @ Bach
October 9 - Bologna, Italy @ Freakout Club
October 10 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo Zürich
October 11 - Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof Wiesbaden
October 12 - Paris, France @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire
October 13 - Brighton, UK @ The Green Door Store
October 14 - London, UK @ MOTH CLUB
October 15 - Cardiff, UK @ Four Bars at Dempseys
October 16 - Glasgow, UK @ Official 13th Note
October 17 - Manchester, UK @ The Star and Garter
October 18 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
October 19 - Norwich, UK @ The Owl Sanctuary
October 20 - Nottingham, UK @ The Basement, Nottingham
All Dates w/Creative Adult
For more on Self Defense Family, check out their links below!
Self Defense Family: Facebook // Soundcloud