KILLROCKSTAR TOURING IN CONJUNCTION WITH SUBURBAN NOIZE, SRH & CONTROVERSY PRESENT:
With very special guests:
SPRUNG MONKEY & ELORA DANAN
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2008
For the past decade, Southern California’s Unwritten Law has consistently triumphed over adversity. After the release of 5 records on 5 different major labels, Unwritten Law continued to thrive at the bewilderment of label reps and industry insiders thanks to the support of their die-hard fan base. Now the group is giving back to the fans that have weathered the storms of the music business along with them; with the release of their first ever live album and DVD “Live And Lawless”, in stores this August 2008.
“We really pride ourselves on being a live band,” says bassist Pat Kim. “People listen to the album, but when they come see us live it’s a totally different ball game. This allows fans to see what we do live with a full production, killer sound and the crowd going insane.”
Established in the mid-1990s, Unwritten Law has been crafting some of the most infectious and influential pop-punk of the last decade. After releasing a series of independent records that saw them relentlessly touring the country with everyone from 311 to opening for punk legends the Sex Pistols, Unwritten Law garnered the mainstream attention they so richly deserved with the release of their fourth album “Elva”. The album produced the singles “Up All Night”, “Rest of My Life” and the #1 Top 20 single “Seein Red”, eventually selling in excess of 400,000 copies. In 2003 the group stripped down for an acoustic live record “Music in High Places”, while the group’s 2005 release “Here’s to The Morning” debuted on the Billboard Charts Top 200 at #51
No longer forced to work within the constraints of the major labels, Unwritten Law is enjoying their new found freedom as they get ready to release “Live And Lawless”; the first release on independent powerhouse Suburban Noize Records. This summer UL will enter the studio to write material for their untitled sixth studio album to be released in early 2009.
“Being on an independent label again has lifted a lot of weight off of our shoulders. We’ve spent our time on 4 different major labels and when he had our first Top Single there was all this pressure to repeat it,” says Kim. “Now with Suburban Noize the vibe is less stressful and they are just letting us do what we do best, which is write good songs.”
Everyone thinks they’ve got Southern California pegged – beautiful girls, quakes, traffic and sunshine. And for the most part, they’re right on the money, but if you really want to get the So Cal experience, you gotta get off the hype and get a taste of SPRUNG MONKEY! San Diego locals, Sprung Monkey, have been hittin’ it hard for well over a decade. From the early days of selling CD’s out of their trunk to their breakout success on MTV, Sprung has kept true to their sound – melodic, yet crunchy, poppy, yet kick ass. Through the years, Sprung have become a staple in the x-treme sports arena – appearing on the Van’s Warped Tour, ESPN’s X-Games and contributing tunes to countless surf, skate and snowboarding films. Sprung’s biggest hit, “GET EM OUTTA HERE” became a global alternative anthem!