Kevin Schultz - Vocals
Nelson Feature Howarth - Guitar
Matt Gravolin - Guitar
Dre coоkie Faivre - Bass
Anthony Caruso - Drums
“Young Sydney outfit The Bride have been kicking around the local scene for a long time, switching members, releasing EPs and all the usual shit junior bands wade through to find themselves. And lucky they did, as President Rd is a frenzied update on the tired metalcore blueprint, punked up dissonance headbutting downtuned mosh parts right in the kisser. No keyboards! No auto tuned choruses! Pretty exciting right? It’s a free for all of influences: speedy Strung Out leads, ADD mosh parts, sullen drum and bass workouts and a smattering of guests, the epic “War Widow” with Jenna of Tonight Alive a highlight. Impressive stuff.” - Blunt Magazine, November 2011
While the story of The Bride is somewhat long for a band at an average age of 20 years old, it’s become clear that it is more or less still beginning. From local shows and house parties, the band was formed in 2006 – they changed members, released a slew of EPs and split records, and toured with friends bands. But all the while through the awkward releases and changed influences, the band was honing their craft and take notes. The story wouldn’t be interesting to the punter if we told it right here and now, but one listen to their debut album “President Rd” should tell you that the hard work paid off.
“President Rd” is a debut album that is full of everything that makes hardcore and punk rock as amazing as it is. It’s youthful, scathing, positive, fast and dynamic. The songs pack a punch from start to finish, and the band is not afraid to simultaneously wear their influences and hearts on their sleeve, while giving their songs enough new ideas and “Fuck You” attitude to make it all sound fresh.
But the live arena is really where The Bride shine bright. Vocalist Kevin Schultz has been known to yell and pester fans until they come out of their shell and give back some of the energy the band unleashes. While the rest of the members will stage dive and jump around until the crowd is in a frenzied state. It’s only a matter of time before even the most stoic punter is smiling.
With enough short and fast hardcore tunes (“Padme”, “The Further”), Mosh Parts (“You Hung Yourself”, “Condolences”) and crowd friendly singalongs (The title track and “Costigan” ) to send a crowd insane, “President Rd”‘s release will be the start of some of the most fun hardcore shows of 2012.
The Bride are bringing back the fun to hardcore, and “President Rd” is only the beginning.
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