Genre-warping alternative rock quintet RXPTRS announce themselves with their
debut single, Bound, out Friday 23rd February.
Bristol based five-some, RXPTRS, are poised to be one of the bands to break
this year. Serving up a sound that combines both ferocious grit and melody,
and takes from both hardcore punk and theatrical rock, RXPTRS cite everyone
from Every Time I Die, Beartooth and My Chemical Romance as influences, and
with a fiercely creative heart at their core, the group pushes boundaries
and treks beyond the limits of genre.
Although the five-piece only formed at the end of last year, they have a
glowing assurance and obvious maturity that is evident to all. Known to each
other from previous musical endeavours, the band soon gelled and wasted no
time in hitting the studio. The alternative crew headed to Hidden Track
Studios to work with Oz Craggs (Feed the Rhino) on their debut release and
came out with a stunning debut offering in the shape of their new single,
Bound. The release ideally exemplifies the band’s infectious and layered
sound. Vocalist Simon Roach comments about the subject matter of their
track: “Bound is an account of a passionate relationship that turned
incredibly violent and abusive. It’s a semi-autobiographical story of the
breakdown of the relationship, a love story with a twist.”
With a UK tour lined up for February and further releases in the pipeline,
be sure to catch RXPTRS now before they break out to the masses.