US Rock giants Pop Evil are set to release their new LP titled Up on Friday 21 August 2015 worldwide via eOne Music.
The Michigan 5-piece, whose last album Onyx enjoyed three consecutive number one singles and made the billboard top 40 in the USA, will show the UK what they’re all about with when they play Download Festival Mainstage on Sunday 14 June.
The band have released their third studio diary webisode; check it out below.
Purposefully assembled at Studio Litho, Robert Lang and London Bridge Studios with producer Adam Kasper (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters), Up is the sound of a rock band cementing a powerful identity that’s steadily materialized over the course of three prior full-length slabs.
“People ask me all the time, ‘What it’s like to hear your song on the radio?’ It never gets old!” Frontman Leigh Kakaty declares. “It’s a reminder of hard work, and of having that dream sitting in your garage, trying to write a song that someone would love one day. That dream happened for our band and it’s something that we don’t want to take lightly.”
“Now it’s time to step up our game and let people know we can back it all up,” he adds. “We want to prove we aren’t a one hit wonder. We didn’t just get lucky.”
Up is a bold reintroduction and step forward, with guitarists Nick Fuelling and Davey Grahs, bassist Matt Dirito, drummer Chachi Riot and Kakaty at the top of their game. It’s always a bit cliché, not to mention questionable, when a band says their new album is the best one yet. But in the case of Pop Evil, it’s an absolute fact.
Pop Evil smashes through the odds like a battering ram, weathering the trials and tribulations of paying dues with a steadfast resilience owing much to their blue-collar backgrounds, and building a worldwide audience one fan at a time. As the moniker promises when emblazoned on a CD or radio dial, Pop Evil conjures aggressive riffs and hard charging sing-a-longs with emotional heft and melodic power in equal measure. It’s music by the people, for the people.