BRIDGE & TUNNEL
SEPTEMBER 11th @ THE SANDO
In Australia to headline Poison City’s ‘WEEKENDER FEST’ (MELB), New York’s Bridge & Tunnel have also announced additional dates in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth, stopping by The Sando on Sunday 11th September. Currently one of No Idea Record’s most promising bands, Bridge & Tunnel play a brilliant melding of DC post-hardcore (think Rites Of Spring/ Fugazi), intricate melodies, intelligent lyrics and a fierce D.I.Y spirit. Having just finished up recording their second full-length album with well renowned producer J.Robbins (Against Me!, Small Brown Bike, Jawbreaker), they will begin launching the new record in Australia, before returning to the US to perform at the massive FEST 10 festival in Gainesville, FL.
Most of us fell in love with punk rock for the same reasons; being young and angry at the world. Eventually the angst of youth mellows over the years and the energetic love affair turns into a mid-twenties slag based on repetition and convenience. That which once set up apart form the rest of society becomes a glossed-over facet of our personalities and we forget the reasons behind our actions.
It can take a massive shift in one’s life to break free from the monotonous repetition of of work, drink, sleep, repeat but the key to undoing our apathy can often lie in the simplicity of song, and while Bridge and Tunnel’s music strays far from the four-chord rock we call home, the underlying themes tackled in their songs cut straight to the heart. Blatant lyricism covers many of the fucked-up situations that go unnoticed in the maelstrom of grown-up reality. Issues such as urban gentrification, drug abuse, political apathy, and the struggles of the working class are all tackled with a mix of youthful honesty and outright rage. Their impressive mastery of their instruments cannot go unmentioned, as they carefully craft intricate, overlapping melodies that provide a striking balance with the feverish fury of their unified voices.
Thankfully, the hopeful messages that underlie even the most cynical of their songs provide inspiration to keep plugging away at our own endeavors, no matter how trivial.
BRIDGE & TUNNEL ‘Rebuilding Year’ LP/ CD is out September 20th via No Idea/ Poison City Distribution.
BRIDGE & TUNNEL
with Paper Arms + Between the Devil & the Deep + Homeward Bound
Sunday September 11th
Doors @ 7:00pm