DEEZ NUTS have announced their fourth and highly anticipated album “Word Is Bond”, out on Century Media Records on the following dates:
USA/Canada: April 21st, 2015
Europe: April 27th, 2015
The first taste of music comes in the form of the ‘What’s Good?’ music video, which is available now under the following links:
‘What’s Good?’ is the first of four videos to be released in the lead up to the album. Pre-Orders are now launched at our friends from Impericon:smarturl.it/xdeeznutsx
“Word Is Bond” showcases frontman JJ Peters at his most real. It’s a short, sharp shock of pure honesty delivered in inimitable old-school style, and shouts loud and proud that Peters, guitarist Matt ‘RealBad’ Rogers, bassist Sean Kennedy and drummer Alex Salinger are here to stay. The half Melbourne / half New York City based four piece has been touring the world constantly for seven years, becoming one of the most well know hardcore bands Australia has ever produced.
And sure, DEEZ NUTS still go harder than any other motherf*cker in the room but now, with “Word Is Bond” – their fourth album, produced by Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid) and Shane Frisby (The Ghost Inside, Bury Your Dead), Peters is confronting exactly what happens when the party stops. And with a little help from his boys Drew York (Stray From The Path, who also guests on ‘Party At The Hill’) and Sam Carter (Architects), he decided to open up like never before.
“I got pigeon-holed,” states Peters plainly. “This band was not meant to be something serious, but it gained momentum as time rolled on and now I can say some shit that I really want to talk about. This album, you know what? I’m going to say what’s on my mind. This is the truest album we’ve ever put out.”
DEEZ NUTS have been touring the globe relentlessly since 2008 and have never taken more than a few weeks off at a time. That intensity takes its toll, and Peters found himself looking long and hard at not just who he is, but who the world thinks he is. And with this line-up of the band cemented since 2011, he felt comfortable and confident enough to lay it all out there.
“On the last album (2013’s ‘’Bout It’) the party vibe was a strong part of what DN was,” he continues, “and I know that’s what everybody was expecting, but I’m not at that time of my life. I’m growing up. I reached out to Drew and Sam and told them I wasn’t feeling it, and they told me to write from the heart about whatever the fuck is on my mind. And I listened to them rather than being what I thought I was supposed to be. And the band approached it as talented musicians who weren’t held back by having to be the four-chord party band.”
“I’m going through real sh*t, sh*t I wouldn’t wish on anyone, and so is everyone else in the band. We’re not a bunch of f*ckin’ dudes who come from privilege. You can hear this, you can feel this. And that’s because this is a passionate album. And people might sympathise and try to empathise, but they just don’t know.”
DEEZ NUTS will tour Europe in April, May and June in support of the album. Dates for Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Canada and the USA will be announced shortly. In the meantime, check out the video trailer for “Word Is Bond” below:
DEEZ NUTS – “Word Is Bond” Tracklisting:
2. Yesterday [feat. Dre Faivre]
3. Pour Up
4. What’s Good?
5. Behind Bars [feat. Andrew ‘Goose’ Neufeld]
6. What I Gotta Do
7. Chess Boxin’
8. Don’t Wanna Talk About It
9. Face This On My Own
10. Wrong Things Right
12. Party At The Hill [feat. Andrew ‘Drew York’ Di Jorio]
13. The Message
14. Word Is Bond
Upon the release of “Word Is Bond” DEEZ NUTS will embark on an extensive European tour with Stick To Your Guns, Trash Talk and Being As An Ocean.
UK Dates below…
STICK TO YOUR GUNS
Special Guests: Trash Talk, Being As An Ocean
04.05.15 (UK) Manchester – Impericon Fest *
05.05.15 (UK) Glasgow – Cat House
06.05.15 (UK) London – ULU
* without Trash Talk
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