Ducking Punches announce new album and Brighton gig

Posted On 21 Jan 2018 at 12:26 pm

Ducking Punches (pic Charlie Wallis Photography)

East Anglian Alt-Rockers – Ducking Punches (who are Dan Allen, Pete Wright, Marcus Gooda and Ryan Hillier)  – are delighted to announce their return with an all new studio album entitled ‘Alamort’ which is set for release on 16th of February.

‘Alamort’ will be released once again through the Xtra Mile Recordings label and swiftly follows on from 2016’s lauded ‘Fizzy Brain’ LP. Offering up a first taster of things to come, the band today unveil their rollicking new single ‘Sobriety’. Check it out here:

Speaking about the close-to-the-bone subject matter that inspired the track, Dan Allen of Ducking Punches states:

“Sobriety is a song that outlines a lot of my addictive personalities, something myself and a bunch of my friends have struggled with over the years. I’m always fascinated by the personification of abstract ideas, love, death and in the case Sobriety. So that was a huge inspiration for this song.”

Ducking Punches – Alamort album cover

‘Sobriety’ is the lead single new album ‘Alamort’, the highly anticipated fourth full length studio release from Ducking Punches.

With its title taken from an old archaic term meaning to be ‘half dead from exhaustion’, ‘Alamort’ offers a solemn pre-text to the nerve-shattering lifestyle and back-breaking work ethic that formed the backdrop of this often brutally honest record. Allen says:

“‘Alamort’ seemed a fitting title for what myself and the band had been through recently. Some of these songs are frighteningly honest but it has been really therapeutic to write. Themes of the album range from crippling self doubt to death, friendship, love, witch-hunters, addiction and hope.”

Given the intense circumstances and frenzied emotions that occupied the writing process, it is perhaps unsurprising that the sound of this record finds the band meddling with musically darker arts. Casting off any former folk associations, on ‘Alamort’ Ducking Punches veer wildly into post-punk and hardcore territories with a resultant sound more daredevil than anything they have produced before.

‘Alamort’ was tracked and mixed at Crooked Rain Studio in Leeds by Bob Cooper (Nai Harvest / Citizen / The Orielles) and further mastered at Sonic Iguana Studio by punk-rock guru Mass Giorgini (Anti-Flag / Rise Against).

Around the release of the album, the band will also be playing a series of live dates including an appearance at Brighton’s Washed Out Festival in April, click here:

You can pre-order the album here: and find out more about these lads here:

Ducking Punches (pic Charlie Wallis Photography)

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