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The Coathangers Tour Next Month

From calling out US gun legislation on ‘F The NRA’ to addressing addiction on recent single ‘Step Back’, The Coathangers' new album, The Devil You Know, leaves no room to doubt that they're one of the most vital punk bands around. Released on Suicide Squeeze, they celebrate the record by announcing a return to the UK and mainland Europe, kicking off at the end of next month.

“The writing process was done with an open heart,” says Kugel of The Coathangers' new album 'The Devil You Know'. “Everything that came before had to go away. Whatever hang-up, whatever thing we were holding onto, it had to go away. And we started there, at ground zero.”

The album title stems from an old adage whispered at a friend’s wedding; we settle when we’re afraid of the unknown. It’s a theme that runs through every song on the album, and even though the band insists they were writing songs about other peoples’ pain, they acknowledge that the old saying applies to their band as well. We get comfortable, we get scared, and we refuse to change. But with ‘The Devil You Know’, The Coathangers lost their fear, and that allowed them to shed the baggage of the past. “Why are we living in these cells we built for ourselves?” Kugel asks. “That’s been the great thing about this record. It’s been honest and confrontational… but not in a shitty way.”

The Coathangers European live dates:

April 24 - Brighton, England @ The Latest Music Bar

April 25 - London, England @ Studio 9294

April 27 - Leicester, England @ The Cookie

April 28 - Glasgow, Scotland @ SWG Poetry Club

April 29 - Manchester, England @ Soup Kitchen

April 30 - Liverpool, England @ Arts Club (Loft)

May 01 - Leeds, England @ The Key Club



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