Pulling Punches Are Touring and Planning New EP
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:16:12
Most people spend their holidays relaxing with family and friends and the guys in Philly post-hardcore band Pulling Punches did some of that, too. But they really needed the time off to put themselves back together, quite literally. They sustained some serious battle wounds from a spate of recent shows.
Singer Michael Kennedy emerged with a badly cut and bruised elbow from Rob Sonet's guitar swinging his way; the guitar, in case you were wondering, is just fine. Joe Bridgeman learned some basic electrician skills, as he needed to connect a new power chord to his bass head, because he pulled the last one out during a rather wild moment at a basement show.
Now that everyone and their gear have been repaired, the band is preparing to do a run of shows in support of their recently released EP Lighten Up, Burn It Down.
Anyone else expect the boys and their instruments to be back in the shop, so to speak, sooner than later?
Additionally, Pulling Punches will be donating all of their Bandcamp sales from now through Nate Fest, which is set for March 20 + 21, to Nate Gluck's gofundme.com page. Gluck, a member of Ensign and Vision, is currently fighting cancer.
If that's not enough, the band is planning to hit the studio once they're back home to record an as-yet untitled EP. There will be plenty of activity, in addition to bruised and battered bodies, in the Pulling Punches camp in 2015.
January 23 — Skid Row Garage, York, Pa.
With Police State (Final Show), Olde Tigers, and Shitty Friends
February 6 — Kung Fu Necktie Upstairs, Philadelphia, Pa.
Supporting Fuck You Pay Me and Thulsa Doom
February 8 — JB McGuiness, New Castle, Del.
Supporting War on Women
February 14 — My Place Pizza, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
February 15 — Up All Night Collective, North Haven, Conn.
February 16 — Charlie's Kitchen. Cambridge, Mass.
Ticket info can be found on the band's facebook.com.
Are you going to be Pulling Punches?
—The ARTISTdirect Staff