Three years since their self titled 2011 debut album was released, New York hardcore skate-punk band Cerebral Ballzy are set to return next week with their second studio album ‘Jaded & Faded’, taking their unique blend of punk skate-core and adding a little nuance in an attempt to broaden their appeal.
This is something which may alienate some of their more hardcore fans, a group of people who praised their first album for its supercharged riffs and counter-culture lyrics which made it one of the most unusual and unique punk albums of 2011, though given that they live in Brooklyn, a mecca for all things hipster, it was almost inevitable that they would be influenced by the more polished and mainstream sound that surrounds them. Only time will tell if this evolution in their sound is as successful as their origins, but if done right, it may help to form somewhat of a breakaway hipster/punk/skate genre, provoking the Brooklyn scene to move on from the clichéd sound that is has recently become.
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Cerebral Ballzy will be showcasing their new material at both this years Truck and Y Not Festivals, along with a mini tour of the UK throughout early August, check out their full list of dates bellow, or subscribe to updates at cerebralballzy.com.
15.06.14 – Gorilla, Manchester
12.07.14 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
18.07.14 – Truck Festival, Hill Farm, Steventon
01.08.14 – Y Not Festival, Pikehall, Matlock
03.08.14 – Oslo Hackney, London
07.08.14 – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
08.08.14 – The Haunt, Brighton
‘Jaded & Faded’ is available to purchase from June 17th via Cult Records.
Written by Stephen Gough.