VELCROS has today released their new single titled ‘Bitter Lake’ from their upcoming album ‘Strange News From the Vault’ dropping March 22nd.

Right from that first note you hear the angst and anthem of the glory days of punk with the added benefit of hook and heather thrown in for good measure. Originality just took a turn for the dark and less trodden path of music and does it brilliantly with a throbbing ode to energy with pop sensibility added in a small dose as not to notice but still to ingest. This is amazing.

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After witnessing a memorable performance by Texas punk band Radioactivity at one of Leipzig’s infamous DIY venues, fellow musicians Fabian Bremer (AUA, RADARE), Nicolai Hildebrandt (Ex-OKTA LOGUE) and Manuel Markstein (WAYSTE) felt the need to form a band to rediscover the raw and visceral energy they just had experienced. This evening laid the groundwork for what soon should become VELCROS.

It was a pivotal moment, especially for Bremer and Hildebrandt, who once thrashed together in the short-lived hardcore outfit SARG, which disbanded in 2013. The formation of VELCROS brought everything full circle—a fitting return to their punk roots.