New Music: The Living End ‘Monkey’

Australian rock and roll kings The Living End have finally returned – refreshed, rejuvenated and with a brand-new swagger.

Having taken a five year break after the release of the ARIA award winning The Ending Is Just The Beginning Repeating, The Living End today rightfully reclaim the Australian rock throne with the release of latest single ‘Keep on Running’ and the announcement of their seventh album Shift – which is out on Dew Process /UMA on May 13. 

‘Keep on Running’ is one of the most powerful songs of The Living End’s career. Full of swelling strings and acoustic strums, it’s also a deeply personal song for The Living End front-man Chris Cheney, who co-wrote the track with his friends Dylan Berry & Stefan Litrownik during an emotionally turbulent period in his life.

“We all have moments where life is getting the better of us, but that’s when you draw strength and come out the other side stronger,” Cheney says.

The band also recently teased the album announcement with the release of the track ‘Monkey’, which is vintage TLE – punk rock smashed into rockabilly creating the kind of amped up anthem that had fans salivating at first listen over the prospects of the album ahead.

The one-two combo of ‘Keep on Running’ and ‘Monkey’ highlight that Shift is the hardline sound of a band on the warpath. Pity the fool in its sights. The Living Endhas a history of tough talk. There have been riots, revolutions and resistance, and Chris Cheney, Scott Owen and Andy Strachan have never been afraid to break out the artillery. What makes Shift so different is the unflinching candour. Shift is a first-person fight club.

The band has also announced an Australian tour to support the record, playing major theatres around the country starting June 10 at The Tivoli in Brisbane.

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