For our first ever Ones to Watch feature we headed down to ‘Shaky Wakey’ aka Wakefield to check out the mighty post hardcore outfit that is Cold Summer. The band is made up of Dan Feast (Vocals), Chris Harrison (Guitar), Chris Hepworth (Bass) and Justin Eastwood (Drums)
Cold Summer are a quintet whom in their own words intend to challenge perceptions of what melodic punk/hardcore style rock should sound like. The band has been together since 2010 and in those few short years have achieved many big things. Some of the achievements of this past year include support slots with Funeral for a Friend and Polar as well as releasing their self titled début album. This is a band that seems to tour relentlessly and still find time to write some absolutely fantastic tunes.
This is a brilliant band for anyone that loves energetic, fast paced live music. The guys have a great back catalogue of EP’s that you would be sorry to not check out, as well as their newest album which you can currently download from bandcamp either for free or you can pay what you want for it. Cold Summer are one those bands were the term ‘critically acclaimed’ keeps getting bounded around and we couldn’t agree more with that. Here at The New Transmission we are tipping them for big things in the future and we can’t wait to see how the rest of the year pans out for them. Some of the bands tracks have a sort of nostalgic feeling about them whilst at the same time remain very current and of their time.
For Fans of: From Autumn to Ashes, Thursday, Thrice
Tracks you should hear: ‘A is for Arson’ and ‘Car Crash (In Progress)’
Written by: Pat Gleeson