Punch is a socially conscious hardcore band from San Francisco, CA. They carry a recognizably fast, heavy sound with pulverizing breakdowns, intelligent song structures and absolutely plastering vocals. Their debut EP, Eyeless (2008), Self-Titled LP (2009) and second LP Push Pull (2010) were joint releases on record labels 625 Thrashcore and Discos Huelga. Their 2011 EP Nothing Lasts was released by a partnership of 625 Thrash, Discos Huelga, and Deathwish Inc.
Now, Punch will release their new album They Don’t Have To Believe on Deathwish Inc. on August 19th. They Don’t Have To Believe was recorded by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studios (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, etc.) and is a monster of an album. Fifteen songs that blur the lines of hardcore and grind; all of them personal, political, and uniquely unapologetic, buzzing with an electricity that is rare to experience in today’s world of heavy music. No polish – just pure rage.
More news from Punch coming soon. In the meantime, pre-order They Don’t Have To Believe from the Deathwish E-Store.