Boston-based hardcore crew Righteous Jams are set to release their second album, ‘Business As Usual’, on Abacus Recordings on October 27th. Vocalist/guitarist Joey Contrada describes his band’s sound as “hardcore that’s not influenced by hardcore”; and indeed, songs like ‘Instinct And Music’ and ‘Lizards‘ owe just as much to the abrasive hard rock of Soundgarden and Helmet as they do to hardcore heavyweights like Black Flag and the Cro-Mags.
Having recently played US dates with the reformed Gorilla Biscuits, the band will tour the UK in early November – dates are as follows:
Oct 31 – Northampton Racehorse
Nov 1 – Newport Le Pub
Nov 2 – Hull Ringside
Nov 3 – Sheffield Broomhall Centre
Nov 4 – Durham Elvet Methodist Hall
Nov 5 – Manchester Star & Garter
Nov 6 – London Underworld
Nov 7 – Ashford (Kent) Downtown Diner
Check www.righteousjams.com and www.myspace.com/righteousjams for more info.