It’s time to get your #GAMEFACE on! A Joker’s Rage are back with a bang and new music to make a serious impression on the second half of 2019. The first step in that journey is the release of Shylock, the brand new single from A Joker’s Rage which will be released on the 16th of August.
With big riffs, even bigger vocal hooks and a serious earworm of a chorus, Shylock is the perfect track for A Joker’s Rage to re-announce themselves to the UK music scene and beyond. The band have provided a teaser for Shylock, which can be seen below:
Shylock follows on from the band’s two previous EP’s and the 2018 single Ballet To The Masses– A Joker’s Rage’s tribute to one of their heroes, Freddie Mercury. For those waiting eagerly to hear Shylock, Ballet To The Masses is either a perfect introduction to A Joker’s Rage, or a fantastic reminder of just how good they are. Please enjoy the lyric video for Ballet To The Masses below:
Anyone who sees A Joker’s Rage in the live environment will quickly notice the face paint – aka the #GAMEFACE. It’s something that may seem small to some, but those little things can sometimes make a big difference. To lead vocalist Zakk Taylor, guitarist Adam Gauton, bassist Geordie Ginface and drummer / keyboardist Matt Collinge, #GAMEFACE is the mode in which the band choose to escape reality, channel their alter egos and deliver their message.
“It’s our war paint. When the chips are down, life gets tough or you’re simply bored out of your skull, put your #GAMEFACE on and handle it with a stronger attitude”.
Having most recently donned the #GAMEFACE for a show stealing performance in headlining SOS Festival 2019, as well as lighting up the stage at the inaugural Call Of The Wild Festival, A Joker’s Rage have cemented their reputation as one of the UK’s best live unsigned bands.
There will be news of how to see A Joker’s Rage live in the flesh over the next few weeks, as well as more news about more new music, so stay tuned!
About A Joker’s Rage
A Joker’s Rage is a four-piece genre-disrupting rock band from the North of England that fuses heavy riffs with dance grooves and theatrical influences. Imagine a young Spandau Ballet in facepaint playing Metallica’s instruments, writing songs that not only rock the masses but hypnotically induce any stale audience into a frenzied dance party and you’re a bit closer to understanding the message.
Based in York, A Joker’s Rage became a more serious entity three years ago when called upon to open the independent Rockmantic Weekender in Carlisle and have been gaining ground ever since. A buzz built quickly and now A Joker’s Rage frequently headline the same medium sized festivals that they once opened for, drawing a loyal travelling fan base. With gigs alongside The Darkness, The VirginMarys and The Wildhearts to name a handful under their belt, the band are no strangers to big stages and converting even bigger audiences.
A Joker’s Rage have been compared musically to an unorthodox cocktail of Biffy Clyro, Don Broco, Bring Me The Horizon and even Queen, but it’s impossible to define the group that easily. The band creates from its own impulses and feelings, setting trends rather than following them. The music boils over, the lyrics are passionate and personal and the stage show is intense and theatrical. Making great music is A Joker’s Rage’s ultimate goal, not money and fame; It’s an attitude that can be heard in every track on The Rain Dance. Those looking for new artists that are unique, fearless and compelling need look no further than A Joker’s Rage. With some fantastic new songs and an even better live show, A Joker’s Rage are not only coming to crash the party, they’re here to make it their party, and everyone is invited!
A Joker’s Rage are:
Zakk Taylor – Vocals
Adam Gauton – Guitar / Vocals
Geordie Ginface – Bass / Vocals
Matt Collinge – Drums / Keyboards / Vocals
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