Ducking Punches have released their latest video for 'Smoking Spot', another new song taken from forthcoming album Alamort. The new album is out 16 February 2018. Preorder here.
'Smoking Spot' is a dizzying thrill-a-second rush of splintered guitars, cascading percussion and chest-pounding vocals. With a tangible yearning to break free rippling through the track, the song has its head and heart possessed with notions of escapism. As filmed at one of the band's own old haunts and headspace hideaways, the accompanying music video offers an intimate reflection of the song's lyrical themes. Watch 'Smoking Spot' below:
Opening up about the new single, plus the touching tribute to a close friend of the band's hidden within the video, Dan Allen of Ducking Punches said:
"This is a song about a private place I have with my buddies, where we've made some of the brightest memories. We'd often drive out there if someone was having a bad time and take in the expansive world around us, realising how small we all are, which in turn would alleviate the pain of our problems. It's humbling and grounding at the same time. We shot the video and let off a bunch of fireworks at one of these spaces. The fireworks that grace tons of our videos act as a tribute to my closest friend that we lost. Smoking spot is for friendship, for love and for those shared burdens on tired shoulders."
Around the release of the album, the band will also be playing a series of live dates including a launch party at London’s The Lexington (16 Feb) and an un-missable hometown show at The Arts Centre in Norwich (17 Feb).
Catch Ducking Punches at the following dates:
16 London @ The Lexington
17 Norwich @ The Arts Centre
27 Bolton @ The Alma
28 Shelby @ Pop Punk Pile UpFestival.
05 D-Deutzen, Germany @ Rock am Kuhteich
25 Hamburg, Germany @ Gängeviertel festival
26 Braunschweig, Germany @ B58
16 Bavaria, Germany @ Indie Festival
13-15 Tábor, Czech Republic @ Mighty Sounds
With more to be added.
Ducking Punches are:
Dan Allen // Pete Wright // Marcus Gooda // Ryan Hillier