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Billy Talent

Billy Talent
Red Flag
Atlantic Records

Toronto four piece Billy Talent are at full throttle with upcoming single ‘Red Flag‘, taken from their Gavin Brown produced second album ‘Billy Talent II‘.

From the onset ‘Red Flag‘ explodes into your brain, taking the listener by the scruff of the neck and demanding your attention. Vocals are angry and forceful, there’s a Green Day-esque punk vibe, but the sound is easily accessible to all.

It’s little surprise their July tour in UK sold out – Billy Talent have an engaging pop slant which is complimented by aggressive punk sensibilities. The quartet have been together for over a decade now, and their trademark sound is honed to perfection; they’ve reached their position through hard graft and grit, and the production retains that achingly raw side. “The kids of tomorrow don’t need today, when they live in the sins of yesterday‘ storms along, twisting itself around you, searing guitars drop momentarily before you’re swept up with this attitude filled, explosive single.

With all the flash in the pan bands out there, there’s a very valid reason that Billy Talent are still going from strength to strength – as their name suggests, they’re dripping with talent. This single is released on September 11th.


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