Following up from their recent single Body Parts that delivered an intense, thrashy hardcore brand of punk, UNDER THE INFLUENCE wind it right back with an acoustic version of their 2019 track Propaganda Leaks which is out now via Riot Records.
“Propaganda Leaksacoustic version, is a heartfelt track about losing life or love due to struggling with society and its many downfalls. It was originally the single from our previous album Exchange My Brain. But this acoustic version is the brain-child of our fearless drummer Dan Southern aka (chicken wing) sometimes referred to as “the wing commander. He come up with the concept of this while experimenting with this as an acoustic track. Although this track couldn’t have been done without the help of a very talented friend Billy Demos on piano and guest vocals. This acoustic version showcases some raw emotion with a softer touch.” – UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Stream/buy Propaganda Leaks (Acoustic) HERE
ABOUT UNDER THE INFLUENCENineteen years ago in a garage in Dapto (South of Sydney, Australia) three high school friends with a passion for punk music and surfing, formed the band Under the Influence. UTI played as a 3 piece around the local music scene with original member Shane Kinerson (Kino) doing main vocals and drumming. On bass was Luke Malone (Moey) and on lead guitar was former member Glen Robinson. In 2009 after several line-up changes, Chris Curci joined on bass and Moey jumped on lead guitar. UTI continued playing this line up for the next few years and recorded the album Wasted Youth.
With solid feedback from Wasted Youth, Kino decided to step up his singing game and handed over the drum roll (pun intended) to Daniel Southern (Chicken Wing). Going through UTI’s discography you can hear the focus on improving the music and their growth as a band, starting from street punk influences, to heavy punk hardcore. If you have seen or heard under the influence with this high energy combination you will know they are dedicated to the music, nothing is held back and it is raw and intense.
UTI released their killer debut album in June 2019 on Riot Records Exchange My Brain with their first single Propaganda Leaks gaining critical acclaim across Australia and Europe. Now new music is on its way in late 2020.