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Cruel Hand Stream New Full-Length, ‘The Negatives’

Hopeless Records signed a bunch of solid bands this year; one of them being Portland, Maine hardcore outfit, Cruel Hand. As they have mentioned in the past, the band will be making their Hopeless debut, entitled The Negatives, early next week.

In addition to this, Cruel Hand released a new music video last month for a song off of this upcoming album. This track is titled “Unhinged – Unraveled” and you can check it out here.

The band is also scheduled to support label-mates Neck Deep on tour along with Real Friends beginning on September 26.

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The Used Imaginary Enemy Bert McCracken Interview

The Used Demand A “Revolution” in New Music Video

Earlier this morning, The Used unveiled a new music video for their track “Revolution,” and you can check it out by following the jump below.

The opening cut off the outfit’s latest full-length, Imaginary Enemy, the clip finds the Utah quartet performing in a packed venue as flashing images mirror Bert McCracken’s message of freedom, unity, and upheaval. If you dig it, let us know in the replies, and pick up a copy of the album through Hopeless Records.

The Used are currently in the midst of a month-long North American run alongside Taking Back Sunday, which kicked …

Trophy Eyes

Trophy Eyes Announce Debut Album, ‘Mend, Move On,’ Stream Lead Single

After signing to Hopeless Records back in April, earlier today, Australia’s Trophy Eyes announced that their debut full-length, Mend, Move On, will hit shelves worldwide on November 4 (our friends down under will be able to pick up a copy 5 days ahead of time, on October 31). Check out the record’s track listing and cover art after the break.

Additionally, the Newcastle quintet has unveiled a new music video for the album’s lead single, “In Return.” A hard-nosed thrasher that showcases the outfit’s gritty take on pop punk, check it out below and let us know what you …

Have Mercy

Have Mercy Announce ‘A Place Of Our Own,’ Stream Lead Single “Spacecrafts”

Whoever said Fridays are the best day of the week lied–at least that seems to be the case today.

Earlier this afternoon, Baltimore’s Have Mercy announced that their highly anticipated sophomore effort, A Place Of Our Own, will hit shelves on October 27 via Hopeless Records. It will act as a follow-up to the outfit’s phenomenal major label debut, The Earth Pushed Back, which made landfall last May.

In celebration of said announcement, the four-piece also unveiled a new single titled “Spacecrafts,” a contagious tune laden with the same gut-wrenching emotion that made the group’s initial effort …

New Found Glory 2014 Promo by Lindsey Byrnes

WATCH: New Found Glory Channels Inner Youth With “Ready And Willing” Video

New Found Glory are gearing up for a record that has the potential to be the best pop punk release of the year. Just when fans have finally recovered from the hard-hitting track, “Selfless,” the band has come back with a uber-catchy number in today’s release, “Ready And Willing.”

The video portrays the band in a frighteningly accurate display of their youth (full with a shirtless teenaged bassist Ian Grushka) getting into various antics. Is it a goofy parody of the music and demeanor shown with a certain overnight pop-punk mainstream teenage success from Australia? Maybe a …

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The International Championships Tour With Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck, And More!

Shortly after getting on the Warped Tour wagon for the first time ever, British pop-punk outfit Neck Deep are set to head out for their ‘International Championships Tour,’ which is a 10-day UK tour to be supported by fellow pop-punk breakthrough artists like Knuckle Puck, Seaway, and Trophy Eyes.

Only having debuted their first full-length album earlier this year, Neck Deep, under Hopeless Records, are rapidly making their way up the ladder of success. Having stated in previous interviews that they’ve gotten bigger in America than in the UK is truly a testament to the power of social media. Here’s …

SycAmour

MUSIC VIDEO: SycAmour – “We’re in Hell”

Moments ago, aggressive alternative band, SycAmour, revealed a brand new music video for their track titled “We’re in Hell,” and good lord is it absolutely insane! Taking the Sin City black and gray with minimal color look, this video starts off with the story about a normal family having what seems to be dinner…then the madness starts.

Directed by the talented Brandan Kellar, the music video’s visuals are extremely dark and very creepy, leaving viewers with the whole “holy shit, did that really happen?” type feel. Comprised of the ever-so-amazing cleans by Jeremy Gilmore, the nightmarish lows by Tony …

New Found Glory Selfless

Don’t Be A Bitter Dinosaur — Drop Everything and Listen to New Found Glory’s New Single “Selfless”

Just in case your coffee wasn’t doing the job for you this morning, details have emerged for New Found Glory‘s upcoming eighth studio album. iTunes UK has launched a pre-order for the LP with an October 6 release date, which means it should be available on October 7 in the U.S.

The album is appropriately titled Resurrection, as it’s their first album on Hopeless Records and first release since the dismissal of founding guitarist Steve Klein back in December.

The band has also released a music video for the album’s first single “Selfless.” It’s a classic New Found …

Real Friends 2014

Real Friends Announce Headlining Tour With Neck Deep, Cruel Hand, Have Mercy

Hot off of Warped Tour, Real Friends have announced a Fall headlining tour with three of Hopeless Records’ finest bands as support.

The band will be joined by pop-punk favorites Neck Deep, as well as the slightly out of place Cruel Hand and Have Mercy. For those unfamiliar, Cruel Hand are a hardcore band from Portland, Maine and Have Mercy are a midwest-style emo band from Maryland. If you make it out to one of these shows, make sure you get there early. Have Mercy are poised to explode in the next year with a new album on …

sounds of the down underground

Sounds of the (Down) Underground: 5 Australian Acts You Should Be Listening To

Australia has a proud history of punching above its weight, musically speaking. This is particularly true when it comes to acts operating in the heavier music spectrum. With the seemingly endless advances in streaming and social media technologies making the ears of the world more accessible than ever, the Australian independent scene is thriving. The result is an influx of bands across a variety of genres making a considerable impact on the music scene globally.

As a UTG contributor and proud Australian who resides deep within the nation’s undisputed punk rock heart of Melbourne, it gives me great pleasure to …

driver friendly

REVIEW: Driver Friendly – ‘Unimagined Bridges’

ArtistDriver Friendly
AlbumUnimagined Bridges
Label: Hopeless Records
Genre: Pop-Punk / Pop-Rock

When I saw that Driver Friendly’s new album was titled Unimagined Bridges, I let out a chuckle that hid a lingering feeling of disappointment; the band used the metaphorical bridge extensively on their Hopeless Records debut EP Peaks + Valleys, and seeing the word in the new record’s title immediately set off a fear trigger that they hadn’t progressed as much as I would have hoped in the year since their last effort. While my fears immediately subsided upon initial listens, it’s …

aaron west

REVIEW: Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties – ‘We Don’t Have Each Other’

Artist: Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties
Album: We Don’t Have Each Other
Label: Hopeless Records

If nothing else can be taken away from Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties‘ debut record, then at least take away this: even in the most fictitious stories there can be subtle truths about struggle in life. Everyone goes through trials, tests, tribulations and people far wiser than myself will tell you it’s how you face these situations that helps mold and shape who you are and what you can become.

This is what We Don’t Have Each Other is about. It’s about …