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Stoke-On-Trent’s metal bright lights Black Coast have released a brand new single and accompanying lyric video for ‘Vodka Smile’. The relentless, hard-hitting track is the second taken from their hotly-tipped debut album – due later this year via Nuclear Blast distro arm Blood Blast.
‘Vodka Smile’ explores a sentiment perhaps many can relate to after vocalist Charlie Hewitt found himself coming to a personal realisation during the writing process of this song: “Originally Vodka Smile was written lyrically as a party song, that feeling of being so mangled and messed up that you have no idea what’s going on. l always wanted to write a song like this – when l was in that frame of mind. It still scares me that l was so far gone and not accepting life itself for so long, l love the song don’t get me wrong but it takes me back to that lost, scary feeling when we play it.”
The new single follows the band’s first release of 2021 ‘Paradise’, which saw strong support from Kerrang! Radio, Triple J (Australia), Primordial Radio, Radio Fritz (Germany), Radio Bremen (Germany) and online glowing support from Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Dead Press, V13, Blunt Magazine, and Hysteria magazine to name a few.
Showcasing the band leaning into their heavier, hardcore roots with flashes of the modern ‘Nu Metal’ sound slewed across Paradise and continued sonic evolution. Tying this together with a new distribution deal and more festival slots we could certainly be witnessing a breakout year for the northern five-piece.
Black Coast burst out of their local scene in 2017 with their debut EP ‘Crows Of The North’, followed by EPs Ill Minds Vol1 & 2. Moving into 2021, their new single ‘Paradise’ unravels the challenge and adversity filled year that was 2020 for the band personally and professionally, and the means for reflection and coping that writing their debut album was for them.
Since the band’s inception, Black Coast have continued to meet widespread praise and hit career highlights. In 2018, the five-piece were offered the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Japan to showcase their talents on an international level. Meanwhile, the band’s previous releases received national attention including Kerrang! Radio, BBC R1, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, Kerrang, Upset Magazine and more.
They’ve now returned with a new deal with Nuclear Blast distro arm Blood Blast. As well as an evolved sound since the more metalcore EP ‘III Minds, Vol. 2’ and a bigger-picture plan to build on their previous run – which saw them on the road relentlessly sharing stages with Stray From The Path, Gideon, Ground Culture
Black Coast will perform at a number of Festivals across 2021 and 2022 including; Your City Festival, Burn It Down Festival and Hammerfest.
Black Coast are: Charlie Hewitt – Vocals // Scott Pinnington – Guitar // Joe Mayer – Guitar // Jack Beardsall – Bass // Matthew Clarke – Drums.