THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS Announce UK Download warm up shows

Following on from their UK tour supporting TesseracT this month The Callous Daoboys have announced a run of UK headline shows for this June. The band will also be playing this year’s Download Festival, Donington, and this week on Thursday the 29th February, they will be performing a Kerrang! K Pit show at Blondies in London. Read about that – HERE

You can see The Callous Daoboys at the following dates:

12th June 2024 – Exchange, Bristol
13th June 2024 -Downstairs At The Dome, London
14th June 2024 – Download Festival, Donington
15th June 2024- Garage Attic, Glasgow

Ticket info here

The band released their new EP, God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys, last year via MNRK Heavy and Modern Static Records. Following 2022’s highly praised and chaotic album Celebrity Therapist, God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys takes the experimental noise the band have become known for and unleashes it into their most confident and transcending body of work yet. God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys can be purchased and streamed HERE. The album is available on 12″ 45RPM vinyl, limited to one pressing of 1000 copies across three variants. The Callous Daoboys are currently on a North American tour supporting Protest The Hero and Moon Tooth, full dates below.

The EP opens on the cinematic opening violin tones of “Pushing the Pink Envelope,” which goes on to merge the band’s trademark mathy riffing with a hilarious muzak section and a Eurodancey electronic breakdown. The chorus of this one was an attempt at emulating the power-chord, four-on-the-floor catchiness of Fall Out Boy, yet the unhinged edge they bring to it is unmistakably Daoboys. “The way it came out instrumentally was this total mishmash of ambitious sounds that we had never really played around with,” vocalist Carson Pace says. Second track, lead single “Waco Jesus” wedged open a new door for their sound, crushingly heavy and infectiously melodic at once, rolling from vibrant hooks to massively creative riffs.

Then there’s the final track, “Designer Shroud of Turin” — according to Pace, “my favorite song that we’ve ever made, period.” The groove-driven song gets fired up by a rap-rock verse atop free-wheeling saxophone, courtesy of post-hardcore peers pulses., and a surprise samba section. The song is ridiculously audacious, but that’s The Callous Daoboys for you, and it leaves a lot to look forward to for the future of the band.

“I don’t think anyone’s gonna be expecting these songs and how crazy they are,” Pace says. “We’re at this point where we’re not trying to prove anything. We just wanna be ourselves and we wanna write the exact music that we would wanna hear out of this band.”

God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys Tracklist:
1. Pushing The Pink Envelope
2. Waco Jesus
3. Designer Shroud Of Turin (Feat. pulses.)

The Callous Daoboys is Carson Pace (vocals), Daniel Hodsdon and Maddie Caffrey (guitars), Jackie Buckalew (bass), Amber Christman (violin/synths) and Matthew Hague (drums).


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