We seriously love discovering new music when it rocks this hard.
Dangerkids are a rock band formed in 2012, consisting of Andy Bane, Tyler Smyth, Jake Bonham and Katie Cole. They are on the cusp of touring the US for a month (January 13th to February 12th) with Falling In Reverse, ISSUES, Motionless in White, and Dead Girls Academy. They’ve also got their sophomore album (Blacklist) planned for release on 27th January.
From Blacklist, Dangerkids have already released the title track (“Blacklist_”) and “Things Could Be Different”. We’re focusing on the latter today, because honestly we can’t stop listening to it.
“Things Could Be Different” starts with an inhalation before distorted vocals and a pulsing beat and spacey melody joins in.
Soon enough we are into incredible high-paced and heavy hardcore mode, with interlayered vocals, impressive drums and slick guitar. The track moves fast and has this new listener mesmerised by the different sections showing up as the track rolls on; deep growls, a rap metal sound, djenty guitar, and an anthemic chorus.
And the. DROP. (!)
I’ve seriously heard nothing like it. The drop in “Things Could Be Different” involves a slamming on of the metallurgic brakes before a matrix-shattering, tear-a-hole-in-the-time-space-continuum experience. And it happens twice. I’m not gonna lie, I listened from 2:08 to 2:24 quite a few times in isolation. It’s so good!
The brakes come off again and the song rings out toward the end of the song:
Just mark my words, you’ll remember my name,
and I’m gonna raise the bar, I hope you’re ready to hang.
If you’re sick of all the lies, let me tell you the truth:
Nobody wants to be you.
Nobody wants to ever fucking be you.
But just when you think the track is finishing up neatly, the entire thing EXPLODES, leaving behind a broken radio and a lilting melody.
So yeah, 27th January? That date and the Dangerkids album Blacklist really can’t come soon enough. Incredible! Stream it below and also check out the tour info (further) below and get your tickets if you’re lucky enough to be on the Falling In Reverse tour circuit.