Bath-based pop punk hardcore quintet Decade are 5 friends with nothing left to lose. “To put it bluntly, this is all we’ve got” says front man Alex Sears “We didn’t do great at school or college and we all have shitty jobs, so this is our best shot.”
It’s this small town mindset and their drive to escape dreary English suburbia that fuels their unique, rampaging, clinically executed brand of UK pop punk with an emphasis on quality song writing. Debut EP ‘Lost At Sea’ gained a cult following with its tales of love, life, growing up and losing out set to an unforgiving guitar assault shot through with slices of suburban restlessness, accompanied by a video for 40 second fan favourite ‘It’s Good To Be A Vampire’.
They spent 2011 honing their craft on full UK tours with D.R.U.G.S, Forever The Sickest Kids and Set Your Goals. A summer full of festival slots at Sonisphere, Slam Dunk, Hub and Make A Scene led to the release of debut single ‘The Doctor Called (Turns Out I’m Sick As Fuck)’ on Slam Dunk Records which received heavy rotation on Scuzz TV, as well as a hoard of press coverage from Kerrang! magazine, Rock Sound and a host of blogs and fanzines.
Decade are now ready to unleash the eagerly anticipated self titled follow up to their debut EP, eschewing the beat downs and gang vocals of former releases to concentrate on creating a uniquely British style and sound for a new generation of UK music fans in the vein of Hundred Reasons, Jimmy Eat World, Four Year Strong and Brand New.
“The five songs sum up how much has changed for me personally and us as a band over the past year” says Alex “we started taking things a lot more seriously and made a few changes to our sound and style.”
Rock Sound streamed the new EP on their website prior to release where it gained nearly 10,000 plays in a week, proving that old fans and new are enjoying the direction the band are taking. The self-titled EP reached Number 3 in the iTunes rock chart on the day of release and is set for an April release in Japan on Ice Grill$ Records.
Latest single ‘Never Enough’ with accompanying video has been hugely popular with fans, proving a live favourite on their debut UK headline tour earlier this year, and Decade are showing no signs of slowing down as they’ve steamrolled their polished, high-energy live show out across the UK extensively, with appearances at Slam Dunk festival and Hit The Deck. They hit the road in October supporting A Loss For Words on their headline UK tour before heading into the studio to record their debut album with Romesh Dodangoda (The Blackout, Lostprophets, Funeral For A Friend, Kids In Glass Houses, Twin Atlantic, Motorhear) in November.
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