The aptly-titled Victory Records have taken on board the upcoming sugar-coated alternative-punk outfit We Were Sharks for the release of their newest record Lost Touch. Already released from the record is “Beyond Repair”. Now, whoever said “three’s a crowd” has never heard We Were Sharks’ threefold guitar attack, however, you can on the new single below.
Despite receiving great feedback on 2015’s Not A Chance EP and playing with the likes of Beartooth and Andrew W.K, the band stepped up their operation even further earlier in the year by teaming up with Victory Records, Paul Marc Rousseau (Silverstein guitarist who produced the record) and Ollie Baxxter (Broadside frontman who provides guest vocals). The result is Lost Touch which hits shelves next February.
On signing to Victory Records, one third of the guitar section; Jason Mooney says:
Growing up, the bands that stuck with us the most were bands from Victory, and now we get to be part of that family. I remember picking up any Victory release and inside you’d find a Victory DVD with the latest music videos. There was no YouTube or Spotify back then, this was your key to what was new and upcoming. It’s an honor to know that we’re part of a team that has made a huge impact in the scene, and we hope that there’s a kid who finds us and feels as excited as we did when we found those bands.
As far as the ideas behind “Beyond Repair” go, vocalist Randy Frobel elaborates:
Sometimes we can be blind to the fact that there is a person that you are not meant to be with. You both try so hard to make it work, but sometimes you have to face reality and learn that you’re not meant to be together. That you’re more in love with the company than you are with the person.
Lost Touch is out February 23rd next year. Pre-orders are available via the band’s site.