The Skinny: “Can you really be punk in comfortable suburban Surrey?” is a question that’s been thrown around a lot in relation to Darko. The blistering answer lies in Sea of Trees, the forthcoming third EP from the UK melodic punks released on 8th September 2014 in the UK by Lockjaw Records and by Bird Attack Records in the US. You’ve heard plenty of punk bands, but never one twisting conventions like this. The band are now streaming their new track “Atlas To Atlantis” – check it out above.

Channeling the technical skill of Protest The Hero, the colossal choruses of Four Year Strong and the brutality of Slayer into a sound that’s got more in common with Pennywise, A Wilhelm Scream and Propagandhi, this lot specialize in melodic, fingertapped guitar intricacy woven into a balls out strain of skate punk. “It’s like Anthrax finger banging Blink-182, and they’re loving it,” describes vocalist Dan Smith, succinctly.

Sea of Trees Track Listing:

01. Prologue (A Voice Unheard)
02. Canthus Viewpoints
03. Atlas To Atlantis
04. Hanging Off A Memory
05. Timepieces and Lock Shaped Hearts
06. Seaward
07. Never Coming Home (US BONUS TRACK)


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