“… with the new record – punky, snotty, dynamic, authentically strong and damn sexy – he can achieve anything!” – Orkus!
“… above all it spreads good mood and catchy-alarm!” – Rock Hard
“The album delivers exactly what it promises, namely solid, scratchy and loaded rock ‘n’ roll.” – Rock It
“As with the first strike, the themes and stylistic directives of the second record Death To Pop are characterized by self-assured sleaze rock with a daredevil attitude and a slight punk impact” – Metal Hammer
“This is utterly glorious!” – Maximum Volume Music UK
HAPPY RELEASE DAY!
DOUBLE CRUSH SYNDROME are releasing their new album »Death To Pop«! A clear statement to all washouts and an ode to rock! To celebrate the new record the band also released the music video for ‘Cocaine Lips’!
Andy Brings (vocals): “Cocaine Lips” has nothing to do with drugs, but everything with addictive lips and the associated women. It’s a love song. Musically, it’s a bow to the highly acclaimed “Powerpop” genre, and for me it’s the best song on “Death To Pop,” on par with everyone else. Important: the band is not visible in the video, the model is just too pretty to devaluate the clip. There are also other times. Have fun with it!”
DOUBLE CRUSH SYNDROME »Death To Pop Tour 2020«
Musix, Powermetal.de, The Mellow Music, Twilight, Rock Hard Magazin
15.01.20 GB London – Thousand Island
17.01.20 DE Cologne – Helios 37
18.01.20 DE Bochum – Rotunde
19.01.20 DE Frankfurt – Elfer Music Club
21.01.20 DE Munich – Backstage
22.01.20 AU Vienna – Chelsea
23.01.20 CZE Prague – Klub 007 Strahov
24.01.20 DE Leipzig – Bandhaus
25.01.20 DE Berlin – Maze
26.01.20 DE Hamburg – Indra
»Death To Pop« tracklist:
02. Death To Pop
03. Refuse To Kiss Ass
04. Cocaine Lips
05. Souls To Sell
06. I’m In Love With You
07. With Me
08. Mistakes We Love To Make
09. We Cannot Be Ruled
11. Die Berühmten Drei Worte
Purchase or stream »Flash & Blood«-EP now here: https://doublecrushsyndrome.lnk.to/FlashAndBlood
More on the EP:
‘I Don’t Like You’: https://youtu.be/-A9g3F_MAOg
‘Rebel Yell’: https://youtu.be/Qc-HF7f2RDw
DOUBLE CRUSH SYNDROME – »Death To Pop«
Long story short: DOUBLE CRUSH SYNDROME are going to save Rock´n´Roll! That´s right: ´are going to´! Not `want`! If a band is able to balance that easily between yellow press and metal press, and neither at metal festival nor on mainstream television loses so much as an ounce of credibility that took decades to build, you have to ask yourself: „Gee, who else could save it but them?!“
Fronted by singer and guitarist Andy Brings, a true enfant terrible (`Celebrity Shopping Queen`) and successful filmmaker (`Full Circle – Last Exit Rock´n´Roll`) DOUBLE CRUSH SYNDROME present their second album, after their debut »Die For Rock´n´Roll« entered the German album charts on position 48 in 2017, and laid the foundation for Rock´n´Roll world domination.
Why is this band different? What makes them stand out and impossible to fully comprehend?
Andy Brings: „We are not here, to fulfill some expectations, or give the people the usual clichés that have been tried and tested in Rock and Metal for the umpteenth time. We are not influenced by Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath and don´t consider ourselves to be great musicians. We are deeply rooted in Punk and Metal, but we try to write the perfect pop song with our own means.“
The perfect pop song? According to the album´s title pop must die, so what´s the deal here?
Brings: „`Death To Pop` is a great statement, and by that we want to express, that we reject everything which is not truthful and therefore cannot survive. Especially Metal has become terribly boring and predictable, and is spoonfeeding the listener the same ready-made stuff over and over, and became worse pop than pop itself. I´d rather wish death upon bad metal than bad pop, because I don´t give a damn about bad pop. rock and it´s values on the other hand are very near and dear to our hearts.“
And those values are quite obvious on »Death To Pop«: love in all its facettes (‚Whore’, ‚Cocaine Lips’), living a self-determined life, rejection of conformity (‚We Cannot Be Ruled’, ‚Death To Pop’), and the desire for freedom and adventure (‚Tonight’, ‚Souls To Sell’).
Like the debut album `Death To Pop` was produced by Andy Brings, but this time he handed over the reigns to his friend, mentor and legendary producer Uwe Hoffmann. On Spain´s Costa Blanca and in the band´s home in the infamous Ruhr area of Germany an album came to life which Hoffmann regards as „one of the best albums I have ever been involved with“. Given his body of work consisting of countless megahits (DIE ÄRZTE, SPORTSFREUNDE STILLER, TERRORGRUPPE etc.) that says a lot. Andy Brings: „Uwe is the ultimate king for me, I look up to him unconditionally. His word is the law to me. Working with him is the biggest possible artistic fulfillment for me and we are a great team. That goes for my bandmates Slick Prolidol (bass, vocals) and our new old drummer Markus Herzog as well.“
The sound on »Death To Pop« is more mature than before, e.g. by adding female backing singers, so the true grandeur of these minipunkrockmusicals that rarely break the 3 ½ minute barrier can finally unfold. With this bigger line-up DOUBLE CRUSH SYNDROME wants to go on tour in 2020.
Brings: „We don´t use backing tracks, what you see is what you hear, as a trio or with six people on stage. If we want to play with the DCS BIG BAND we will do it. Our own joy and energy has always been our strongest weapon, besides the songs. We are fully aware that we polarize, but we don´t care. It comes with the territory. Fun fact: everytime a hater actually sees us their knees get weak.“
This band knows no boundaries and/or restrictions, and will definately bring back fun and action into Rock´n´Roll, just when you thought it was safe again.
»Death To Pop« will be released via Arising Empire on the 25th of October 2019.
DOUBLE CRUSH SYNDROME are:
Andy Brings | Vocals, Guitars
Slick Prolidol | Bass, Vocals
Markus Herzog | Drums
Lea Christine | Vocals
Stephanie Nix | Vocals
Thilo Hornschildt | Guitars
Dirk Kempka | Drums