Post Hardcore band New Years Day were one of my picks of this years Download Festival. I was thrilled by their performance and have been eagerly looking forward to their new album ‘Malevolence’ which was released through Another Century on 3rd October.
New Years Day took the unusual step of streaming the album in it’s entirety on YouTube before it was released.
Check it out here.
Ash Costello (vocals) states, “Malevolence is the most personal album we have ever written to date. More than ever you can really feel the blood and tears in these lyrics. It wasn’t an easy process because it was so emotional but what came from it is honest and real. It’s therapeutic and angry but still shows vulnerability.
2015 has been a monstrously significant year for the band, it saw New Years Day dominate this year’s Vans Warped Tour, as well as frontwoman Ash Costello hosting the Alternative Press Music Awards Red Carpet and taking an active role as a spokesperson for PETA (see below).
PETA “Pet Adoption” Campaign
NEW YEARS DAY – “Kill or Be Killed” Official Music Video
New Years Day will be back in the UK for a run of gigs supporting Motionless in White & Chelsea Grin in late November/early December. See below for a list of dates.
NEW YEARS DAY live: with Motionless In White & Chelsea Grin
23 NOV Belfast, IRE – Mandela Hall
24 NOV Dublin, IRE – Academy
26 NOV Manchester, UK – Club Academy
27 NOV Leeds, UK – University Union
28 NOV Glasgow, UK – Garage
29 NOV Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
01 DEC Birmingham, UK – Asylum
02 DEC Bristol, UK – The Fleece
03 DEC Southampton, UK – 1865
04 DEC London, UK – Underworld **SOLD OUT**
06 DEC London, UK – Underworld **SOLD OUT**