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Bleakness New 12″

November 13, 2019

Bleakness from France have a new 12″ coming out on Sabotage and Destructure records that will coincide with a lot of dates across Europe. This is post-pun dark wave that I really love reminds me of a mix of The Estranged and Spectres check out their video for their track “Towards The End” below:

Video (by Sylvain Etasse) for the song Towards The End

Bleakness formed out of a need to express feelings of unease that resulted from witnessing the frustration and desesperation spawned out of an oppresive system. In the beggining that created fast and tensed hardcore punk songs infused with melancolic melodies. After a handfull of local shows Bleakness quickly embarqued for their first european tour. During the two following years, between releasing EPs and constantly playing shows and tours in France and abroad, the trio kept busy working on new songs, each new song giving more space for post punk influenced melodies to evolve. Late 2018, relocating in Lyon, Bleakness solidified its line up with the arrival of a new drummer, and finalized the writing of their first full lenght. FUNCTIONNALY EXTINCT is set to be released late 2019 on Sabotage records in Germany and Destructure records in France. The sound is a perfect combination of the sadness of early 80’s post-punk and the anger of nowadays french hardcore punk.

Upcoming Tour Dates:\
081119 DE STUTTGART – Revier 5
091119 DE NURNBERG – Desi
111119 DE POTSDAM – Uhlandstraße 24
121119 DE BERLIN – Trxxter
131119 DE BREMEN – Sielwallhaus
141119 DE HAMBURG – Rote Flora
151119 DE MUNSTER – Heile Welt
TOUR with CHAIN CULT (Post punk from Greece, new album on La Vida Es Un Mus in november)
121219 BE ANTWERPEN – Music City
131219 BE KORTRIJK – The Pits
141219 FR RENNES – Melody Maker
151219 FR BREST – Cafe de la plage
161219 FR NANTES – La Lune Froide
171219 FR BORDEAUX – L’Athénée Libertaire
181219 FR TOULOUSE – Les Pavillons Sauvages
191219 FR MARSEILLE – La Salle Gueule
201219 FR LYON – Venue TBA
211219 FR PARIS – Espace B

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