Boysetsfire have released a music video for a new single from their forthcoming self-titled album. One Match is perhaps Boysetsfire’s most unforgettable tune since the band’s smash hit Rookie – it’s a blazing torch that will light a thousand others in dark times. Despite the track’s accessibility, its lovingly crafted details show the band taking a huge step forward in terms of songwriting on their sixth album.
The video was filmed during Boysetsfire’s very own festival in Cologne in August at a sold out 4,000 capacity Palladium, as well as during the more intimate warm-up show the day before. It illustrates the camaraderie built up by the band within the scene that they’ve helped create.
Cutting Room Floor, the first track to be revealed from their forthcoming eponymous record, was premiered on one of their legion of fans’ personal Facebook pages, taking the music back to the masses and keeping the band close to their followers. There is a good reason why the new album, which will be released on September 25th 2015 via their own End Hits Records, is self-titled. It is the final result of a fight for freedom that lasted years and a reawakening of all the strengths within the band, combined with the power of the close bonds between its members.
The focus is on their own abilities, something that was not always easy for frontman Nathan Gray, Chad Istvan, Joshua Latshaw, Chris Rakus and their German bassist Robert Ehrenbrand. The captivating euphoria that has been building around the band from Delaware/USA for years has been channeled into thirteen songs that contrast with the rage of the previous album, with rousing optimism seeping from every pore. You could say that the eponymous album is the light-hearted sister of the brooding While A Nation Sleeps.
With their forthcoming album and European tour, Boysetsfire will again stand up to the established music industry, proving that absolute belief in your own abilities and the closest possible relationship with your fans are everything.
Limited-edition collectors’ tickets for the tour are available exclusively from the End Hits Records web shop (http://endhitsrecords.bigcartel.com/) with dates running as follows:
October 1 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks
October 2 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
October 3 – London, UK – Islington Academy
October 4 – Hasselt, Belgium – Muziekdroom
October 5 – Münster, Germany – Skaters Palace
October 6 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
October 7 – Nuremberg, Germany – Löwensaal
October 8 – Solothurn, Switzerland – Kofmehl
October 9 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
October 10 – Lindau, Germany – Vaudeville
October 11 – Leipzig, Germany – Werk 2
October 12 – Berlin, Germany – Huxley