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"It's just raw, incendiary, kicka*ss, super-catchy music..." - Stereogum

"Cheer feels like the culmination of all the work the band has put in over the past half-decade..." - Noisey

"...twinkling and terrifying, grizzly and gleaming, Drug Church's sonic concoction thrives on its duality." - NME

" alternate-universe sort of grunge-pop that's both heavy and insanely catchy." - Revolver

Cheer, the highly anticipated new full-length from punk rock agitators, Drug Church, is out now on Pure Noise Records / Sony Music Australia.


The album feels like a culmination of everything Drug Church have been building towards since their debut. The band's signature blend of aggressive hardcore and massive '90s alternative indebted hooks has been pushed to new heights, packing a memorable punch into every moment of Cheer. Vocalist/lyricist Patrick Kindlon (also of Self Defense Family) is top form lending each track an often uncomfortable but always essential humanity. The album has already been critically praised, withStereogum recently calling it, "absolutely 100% perfect from beginning to end" and praising Kindlon's lyrics saying, "Cheer is absolutely essential to this very moment in time. It doesn’t indulge in the apathy, irony, or empty sentimentality endemic to Gen-X; it is, instead, a furious thing that incinerates everything in its scope."

Drug Church are a glorious contradiction. They are an undeniably aggressive band that writes hooks you can’t stop humming: too poppy for the heavy crowd, too heavy for the poppy crowd. Their frontman is a singer who rarely sings and delivers lyrics that revel in the darkest corners of the human condition, but are just as likely to make you laugh as they are to make you flinch. They loudly shout the uncomfortable truths we prefer to ignore but somehow make us want to shout along with them; they make serious music but don’t take themselves too seriously; they are completely adverse to planning but have accidentally built a loyal cult following. On Cheer, the band has doubled down on their Drug Church-iest impulses and emerged with an album that's sure to please longtime fans and turn new heads. If there’s anything intentional about Drug Church, it’s knowing the value of being unintentional.
Drug Church will be supporting Cheer with a headlining run joined by Gouge Away, Heart Attack Man, and Seattle's New Gods.

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