Cumbrian punks COLT 45 are pleased to announce they will release their new EP ‘Snakes & Ladders‘ on 29 April 2016 with a special EP release show at The Brickyard in Carlisle also revealed for the same day.
The band are set to hit the road on a short run of headline tour dates this weekend with support from FAUX, and recently released their track ‘I Remember When The Rain Came Down’ as a charity single to raise money for those affected via the Cumbria Flood Appeal.
You can still purchase the track here or donate directly to the Cumbria Flood Appeal charity via Just Giving. All profits from the sale of Downloads of the track will be donated to the Cumbria Flood Appeal.
Drummer Adam Lewis explains of the forthcoming new material: “Snakes & Ladders is our reaction to the current state of the rock scene. Bar a few exceptions it just doesn’t say anything to us, and we wanted to make a record that had the same appeal as the ones we listened to growing up.
“Bands like The Movielife, Brand New, The Replacements, Alkaline Trio, The Ataris, Hot Water Music – those records made you feel like you belonged to part of something that was bigger than the sum of its parts, that anyone with a guitar or a drum kit could start a band and have a go.
“The whole point of music for us is that it’s inclusive, it brings people together and there’s a shared platform where artists and fans are on the same level. Just do what you like and get out there and show people.”
They have become pioneers for the modest Cumbrian rock scene, having recently toured Germany for the first time, have just completed a tour with The Computers, and are gathering an impressive set of notches on the touring and festival posts. More live dates and brand new material are in the works for 2016.