Song of the Day: Cold Years – ‘Choke’

Cold Years
Photo Credit: Nicole Mago

Cold Years has been a band on our radar for the best part of six years. For example, 2018’s ‘Northern Blue’ EP received a 4.5 score. Since that time, they’ve grown stronger and are now preparing to release their third album – A Different Life’,

Its latest single, ‘Choke’, today’s ‘Song of the Day’, highlights the Scottish group’s tendency to be socially and politically conscious. Its stinging lyricism sees Cold Years frontman Ross Gordon venomously denounce the current political state of the UK. “On and on the press rolls on, Choking on the lie,” he sings on the track’s bridge. It’s complemented by a pulsating brand of punk rock with firey drum work, scorching guitars, and a radiant chorus.

Where can I see Cold Years in the UK?

Cold Years will be playing several UK shows in May. Starting with a short run of headline dates, before supporting The Dangerous Summer.

15th Black Heart, London
17th Dead Wax, Birmingham
18th Cathouse, Glasgow
20th The Junction, Plymouth (w/ The Dangerous Summer)
21st The Leadmill, Sheffield (w/ The Dangerous Summer)
22nd Boileroom, Guildford (w/ The Dangerous Summer)
23rd Joiners, Southampton (w/ The Dangerous Summer)
18th Barrowland, Glasgow (w/ Billy Talent)

Here’s a reminder about ‘A Different Life’

Cold Years A Different Life

1. Freaking Out
2. Liar
3. Getting High on Being Low
4. Swan Dive
5. Loser
6. You Don’t care
7. Out of Step
8. Closer Than You Know
9. Damien
10. Vertigo

Fans can pre-order/pre-save here.

‘A Different Life’ by Cold Years is released on April 26th 2024 through MNRK.

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