Today, Canadian hardcore punk rock heavyweights, Comeback Kid have announced that their brand new EP, Trouble will be released on March 15, 2024 via New Damage Records in Canada; pre-order here. Alongside the announcement, the influential 5-piece also shared the dynamic, infectious, tongue-in-cheek lead single, “Trouble In The Winner’s Circle”.
Speaking about the track, lead vocalist Andrew Neufeld shares, “Trouble In The Winner’s Circle” is about public meltdowns. Having the world crashing down on you on display for the masses to see, like peering into a fishbowl. It’s a tongue and cheek rock anthem driving its point to the bitter end.”
Accompanying the single is a music video directed by Daniel Priess (https://danielpriess.com/) and produced by Neufeld. The compelling video, which deftly highlights the song’s message, finds the band ironically trapped within a fishbowl in the midst of an underground fight club.
Produced and recorded by the band and John Paul Peters (Cancer Bats, Propagandhi) at Private Ear Recording in the band’s hometown of Winnipeg, the Trouble EP is a testament to Comeback Kid’s unwavering commitment to pushing forward on their own terms. The band set out to create an almost palette cleanser from past material, leaning more upbeat, but still carrying the hard-hitting aggression they’re known for. With mixing and mastering from Grammy award-winning mixer and long-time fan of the band Will Putney (Knocked Loose, Every Time I Die), you can hear the layers and depth of sound the band carved out in every track on the release.
Originating in Winnipeg, MB and first gaining recognition with their 2002 demo and the acclaimed Turn It Around in 2003, Comeback Kid has consistently balanced a DIY ethos and dependability with a humanitarian approach, breaking down hardcore boundaries and elevating the genre to a global stage. Career-defining album Wake The Dead launched the band to new heights in 2005, and 2007 found Andrew Neufeld taking over vocal duties on the band’s third full-length, Broadcasting. Giving hardcore notoriety across the world, Comeback Kid released four albums between 2011-2022, the latest being the critically acclaimed Heavy Steps. With the upcoming release of their Trouble EP and a packed touring schedule, 2024 is set to be another standout year for the five-piece.
Comeback Kid is Andrew Neufeld (vocals), Jeremy Hiebert (guitar), Stu Ross (guitar) Loren Legare (drums) and Chase Brenneman (bass).