Finnish post-hardcore ‘Violent Pop’ outfit BLIND CHANNEL are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated new album, ‘Lifestyles of the Sick & Dangerous’, which drops on July 8th, 2022 via Century Media. Today, the band have released their third single and music video, “Bad Idea”, from the record. Watch the music video, HERE.
”Bad Idea” is a serenade of self-pity and an unsuccessful apology. In the lyrics, we’re getting personal and digging deeper than ever. The song came to life many years ago, when relationships ended in a very ugly manner and all you could think of was: ”well I warned you,” states BLIND CHANNEL about the new track.
The band’s forthcoming full-length album, Lifestyles of the Sick & Dangerous, is available to pre-order, HERE.
In addition to the new music, BLIND CHANNEL are thrilled to be joining From Ashes To New on their upcoming “Still Panicking” 2022 U.S. tour! A complete list of dates can be found below.
BLIND CHANNEL Tour Dates:
U.S. Tour Supporting From Ashes To New
March 3rd - Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergels
March 4th - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
March 5th - Joliet, IL @ The Forge
March 6th - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Rockstar Lounge
March 8th - Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation
March 9th - Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
March 11th - Kansasville, WI @ 1175
March 12th - Beaver Dam, WI @ Stormy’s
March 13th - Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center
March 15th - Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
March 17th - Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
March 18th - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
March 20th - Seattle, WA @ E Corazon
March 22nd - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
March 24th - Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
March 25th - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
March 26th - Tucson, AZ @ Encore
March 27th - El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
March 29th - San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box
March 30th - Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
March 31st - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
April 2nd - Destin, FL @ Club LA
April 5th - Huntsville, AL @ Shagnasty’s
April 6th - Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s
April 7th - Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
April 8th - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans Music Hall
April 9th - Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox Billiards
April 14th - Townson, MD @ The Recher
April 15th - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
April 16th - Reading, PA @ Reverb
ABOUT BLIND CHANNEL:
“Rohkea rokan syö", or to loosely translate this Finnish saying: “Fortune Favours The Brave”. Truly, none have been braver than BLIND CHANNEL. Focusing intently on their mission to take their brand of infectiously ferocious nu-metal outside of Finland’s linguistic restrictions this bravery is engrained within.
Furiously fighting their way into the worldwide mainstream, the six-piece have always been embracing their influences, from nu-metal iconoclasts to pop and hip-hop behemoths, it’s all a part of BLIND CHANNEL’s DNA. That’s the key to their draw, they’re only interested in sticking true to themselves while studiously searching for the keys to unlock the doors of success.
BLIND CHANNEL knew that they had something to process. Not only the "modern-day misery” plaguing the world, as Joel puts it, but also proving that they could deliver more than the crowd-pleasing anthem of ‘Dark Side’. Lifestyles of the Sick & Dangerous is a lashing, brutal, bravado and swagger filled, sincere depiction of their lives, backed by their trademark unforgiving “violent pop music”. As well as a winking homage to the Good Charlotte track Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous, it’s most importantly a righteous statement of intent. That this is only the beginning.
BLIND CHANNEL is Joel Hokka (vocals, guitar), Niko Moilanen (vocals), Joonas Porko (guitar), Olli Matela (bass), Tommi Lalli (drums), AND Aleksi Kaunisvesi (samples, percussion, DJ)