On this week’s Cloudcast, we’ve got taster-tracks from four of this week’s best new releases, as well as this week’s Future Hits inductee, Palm, and a song connected to he biggest news story in metal this week: Robb Flynn throwing his toys out the pram at Avenged Sevenfold.
Balance and Composure
Balance and Composure are an American alternative rock band with melodic punk, post-hardcore, and shoegaze influences from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The band consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Jonathan 'Jon' Simmons, bassist Matthew Warner, drummer Bailey Van Ellis and guitarists Erik Petersen and Andy Slaymaker. The band formed in the winter of 2007; their first release being a 6-song EP entitled 'I Just Want To Be Pure' in 2008. The EP is now out of print. Read more on Last.fm
Balance and Composure on Thrash Hits
September 11th, 2013
Balance And Composure
The Things We Think We’re Missing
09 September 2013
When the term “stadium rock” is applied to something, it’s predominately in a pejorative sense. It’s a euphemism for blandness, palatability, fit for mass consumption. But stadium rock isn’t always M.O.R. triviality; Brand New headlined Wembley Arena in 2010, and sounded right at home in such a setting. The instant intimacy of the headliners filled the vast venue that night, and proved emotive post-hardcore could still bare its soul in such a characterless environment. With Brand New currently AWOL, a successor is required to take back “stadium rock” from synonymity with banality, and Balance And Composure may just be that band.
January 27th, 2012
Hevy Festival has announced its first fifteen bands for 2012 – they are Converge, Will Haven, Protest The Hero, Deaf Havana, Verse, The Chariot, A Wilhelm Scream, Deez Nuts, Set Your Goals, Trapped Under Ice, Pianos Become The Teeth, Balance and Composure, Sharks, Last Witness, and Crocus. Sweeeeeeet.
December 20th, 2011
We saw Title Fight at Hevy Festival earlier this year and enjoyed it very much so when they made it back to London, we thought we’d make our way down there again and take a looksie. It was good.