ALTERNATIVE MUSIC BANDS
March 7, 2015
Collectively, Cold Summer are a self proclaimed post hardcore band dynamically challenging perceptions and conventions of what a band playing heavy yet melodic (passionate, but not pretentious) punk/hardcore influenced rock, should sound like.
Formed in late 2011 the band from Wakefield, West Yorkshire have seen their releases (despite being ‘under the radar’) meet critical acclaim, following the self release of two EP’s, ‘Transitions’ and ‘Wake’ during 2012 and their ‘Self Titled’ al- bum in July 2013. In addition to this band self booked a tour back in January 2014 to promote the album release as well as being selected to support He Is Legend on their UK tour in October 2014.
The bands strong DIY ethic has been reflected in their relentless show & recording output. These contributing factors has resulted in a large and growing fan base across the North Of England,as a result of playing shows alongside well respected yet diverse bands such as: Funeral For A Friend, Polar, He Is Legend, Self Defense Family, Lemuria & Blitz Kids.
The debut album release was supported with a week long UK tour back in February 2014, which included an intimate show with Drones & Fighting Fiction at the infamous Old Blue Last in London.
The band have completed recording of their follow up release with producer Mike Bennett (Empires Fade, The Eyes Of A Traitor, The Ocean Between Us), the first session recently completed involved the recording of Car Crash (In Progress) ,which was released as a single in September via iTunes / Bandcamp/ Spotify as well as featured on the cover CD with Big Cheese Issue 171 (including Godsmack, Finch & Sick Of It All) released that week.
After touring the UK with US band He Is Legend (Tragic Hero Records / Artery ) in October, the band completed recording their next release ‘Fight To Survive’ with Mike Bennett, to be tentatively released later in 2015