Official press release:
UK-based Violent Reaction is gearing up for the release of the riotous act’s sophomore LP, Marching On, their first through the mighty Revelation Records, and as an early exclusive, Vice Magazine’s music channel, Noisey, is running the album’s ripping “Leave Me Out”.
Originally conceived and executed as a one-man project by Tom Pimlott on the banks of the Mersey River in Liverpool, Violent Reaction is already responsible for several well-received recordings since its 2011 inception. Through an initial demo, a self-titled EP through Quality Control Records and reissued by 6131 Records, the Painkiller Records-released 2013 debut LP, City Streets — of which multiple pressings have been sold — and 2014-released Dead-End EP, also through Painkiller, the Oi-influenced, straightedge, hardcore streetpunk vitality of these works now sees the name Violent Reaction a centerpiece of the current UK scene. Pimlott has recently relocated to Leeds and expanded the outfit to a full lineup, which has already hit the ground at full steam, including US tours with Hounds Of Hate and brother band, The Flex, under their belts.
2015 sees Violent Reaction striking harder than ever, having inked a worldwide deal with Revelation Records, for the upcoming release of their second LP, Marching On, a must-hear for disciples of Negative Approach, Blitz, The 4-Skins, Straight Ahead, The Pist and 86 Mentality.
Marching On will see release on CD, colored LP with digital download, and full digital distribution on March 31st. Preorders will be launched at the beginning of March alongside other new tunes from the album and more.
Marching On Track Listing:
2. “Leave Me Out”
3. “No Pride”
4. “Bored To Death”
5. “Death Threat”
6. “Stand & Fight”
2. “Crust Fund”
4. “Direct Action”
5. “Hidden Agenda”
6. “Street Dogs”
7. “Marching On”
In support of their first release through Revelation, Violent Reaction returns to the US early this Spring, having just confirmed a new set of tour dates. Beginning March 31st the band will trample through the Northeastern states, with shows in Richmond, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Rochester, Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. Stand by for additional tour actions to be announced.
Violent Reaction Tour Dates:
3/31 – Washington, DC | TBA
4/01 – Philadelphia, PA | Golden Tea House
4/02 – Brooklyn, NY | The Acheron
4/03 – Boston, MA | TBA (+ after party at the Boilerroom)
4/05 – Rochester, NY | The Bug Jar
4/06 – Detroit, MI | Refuge Skateshop
4/07 – Chicago, IL | Old Mt Happy
4/08 – Indianapolis, IN | TBA
4/09 – Pittsburgh, PA | The Rock Bottom