Punk/Alt-Rock Trio KNIFES Announce Second EP, Reveal Lyric Video For Debut Single "Scammers"
PUNK/ALT-ROCK TRIO KNIFES ANNOUNCE SECOND EP ‘REGRESSION TO THE MEAN’ OUT JUNE 11 SHARE LYRIC VIDEO FOR DEBUT SINGLE “SCAMMERS” OUT TOMORROW (MAY 13) WATCH HERE BAND FORMED OF TOUR/BACKLINE TECHS FOR TOP ARENA ROCK ACTS
Lineup (l-r): Warren Johnson, Ben Young, Brian Diaz Photo Credit: Brian Diaz
Prior to the halt of live music due to the pandemic, punk/alt-rock trio KNIFES was formed after members BEN YOUNG (vocals, guitars), BRIAN DIAZ (bass) and WARREN JOHNSON (drums) met while working on tours for some of the world’s biggest rock bands including Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Deftones and Stone Temple Pilots. After YOUNG was asked to fill in for Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson on a series of dates, he started working on his own material and the rest is history. The band are back with their next installment of virulent riffs and contagious melodies on their second EP, REGRESSION TO THE MEAN, scheduled for release on June 11.
Today, Thursday, May 12, KNIFES are premiering the lyric video for the EP’s debut single, “Scammers”—an aggressive ode to ignoring your intuition with instantly catchy riffs and beguiling vocals. The track will be available for streaming on all digital platforms on May 14. Watch the video streaming below and pre-save “Scammers” now at this link: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/knifes1/scammers.
“You know that feeling when everything in you is telling you to run away in fear, but you don’t?” questions YOUNG. “That’s what ‘Scammers’ is about, but from the perspective of a gentlemanly serial killer that is full of charm, à la Ted Bundy.”
KNIFES – “Scammers” Lyric Video
REGRESSION TO THE MEAN was self-produced by KNIFES at various locations around Los Angeles and was mixed by Ethan Mates (Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Korn). The EP stays loyal to the 90s alt-rock influences that KNIFES are known for, continuing to subvert catchy pop melodies with time signature changes and monumental guitar riffs while showcasing a natural evolution into more transgressive themes and new approaches to songwriting. It consists of four original songs and a cover of the P.F. Sloan protest song “Eve of Destruction,” popularized by Barry McGuire. “Serial killers, cocaine and car crashes,” exclaims YOUNG. “These are the themes that found their way onto Knifes’ second EP, ‘Regression To The Mean.’ It is a feral house cat pretending to play nice so it can come indoors. Don’t let your guard down.” REGRESSION TO THE MEAN is not a quarantine album though---KNIFES had been working on recording these songs long before being confined to their homes. “We were supposed to be onstage tuning guitars with Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer last summer,” laments bassist Brian Diaz, “but then we suddenly found ourselves with extra time on our hands to finish these songs.”
REGRESSION TO THE MEAN Track Listing: 1. “Scammers” 2. “Shorter Way” 3. “Sparky Wire” 4. “Point of Impact” 5. “Eve of Destruction" For more information on KNIFES, please visit: INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SPOTIFY