TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2022 – Toronto-based alt-rock band BRKN LOVE have today released new single, “Under The Knife,” just before their busy US/CAN touring schedule kicks off. Check it out HERE.
After the success of their Vol.1 EP, which featured singles “Dead Weight” and “Like A Drug”, and the recent release of “Forever’s Enough” off their upcoming Vol.2 EP, “Under The Knife” once again showcases how well songwriter/frontman Justin Benlolo uses all the tools in his arsenal to firmly position BRKN LOVE in the young, modern rock revolution.
Justin says, ““Under The Knife” is our most daring single yet. This song takes everything that people have been familiar with before, injects it with a shot of adrenaline, makes it listen to its older brother’s hardcore records and kicks it into a high-speed chase down the highway at 155mph. Needless to say, it’s an absolute rager.
Lyrically, the song details a toxic relationship in which the people are actually enjoying the pain it brings them. The main character’s perspective is one I’ve never written from before. The character actively admits that the scrutiny and torture is something that is giving his life purpose, and throughout the song it results in him doing anything he can to continue this terrible situation. I felt like although this wasn’t a particularly happy subject, it was something different and relatable in many ways.
I hope you enjoy the song! Make sure you turn it up LOUD!. Thank you.”
“Under The Knife” follows previous singles “Forevers Enough”, “Like A Drug” and “Deadweight” which BBC Radio One’s Indie Show presenter Jack Saunders called “The new age of rock and roll.” You can check out the latest HERE.
Meanwhile, BRKN LOVE are gearing up to play a number of shows across North America in support of Dead Poet Society and The Blue Stones, while also playing some of their first U.S. headline dates along the way. Starting September 22nd in Phoenix, the fall run consists of 37 shows and the excitement for both legs is palpable.
“We cannot wait to hit the road with our friends, Dead Poet Society and The Blue Stones, this Fall! These shows will truly be ones to remember. It’s been a minute since we’ve gone across Canada and we’re beyond excited to be with friends. On top of that, we are also playing our very first batch of headlining shows plus dates across the USA with more friends! All these shows will truly be ones to remember and the likelihood of them being off the rails is very high.
In conjunction with this tour, we will also be releasing our second LP Black Box, which will make this super special and you can expect lots of new material to be played! It’s not every day that you get great, young, upcoming rock bands playing together like this, so you better come out and party with us!”, says Benlolo.
US TOUR DATES W/ DEAD POET SOCIETY (** denotes BRKN LOVE headline show – No DPS):
9/22T The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
9/24 HOB Dallas Cambridge Room – Dallas, TX
9/25 Bronze Peacock – Houston, TX
9/27 Pub – Orlando, FL
9/29 Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
10/3 Shelter – Detroit, MI **
10/5 The Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ
10/7 Dobbs On South – Philadelphia, PA **
10/10 Mercury Lounge – New York, NY **
10/11 The Basement – Columbus, OH
10/14 Rec Room – Buffalo, NY **
10/16 Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN
10/17 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
10/19 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
10/20 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
10/22 The Duck Room – St. Louis, MO
10/23 Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
10/25 Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO
10/26 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
10/28 Lucky You Lounge – Spokane, WA
10/30 Polaris Hall – Portland, OR
11/1 Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA
11/2 The Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA
11/3 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
11/4 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
CANADIAN TOUR DATES W/ THE BLUE STONES
11/9 The Ale House – Kingston, ON
11/10 The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
11/11 Maxwell’s Music House – Waterloo, ON
11/13 Le Studio TD – Montreal, QC
11/17 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
11/18 Coors Event Center – Saskatoon, SK
11/19 The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
11/20 Commonwealth Bar – Calgary, AB
11/22 Bo’s Bar and Grill – Red Deer, AB
11/24 Capitol Theatre – Victoria, BC
11/25 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
For further information, go to www.brknlove.com
MORE ABOUT BRKN LOVE
Fronted by the compelling Justin Benlolo, BRKN LOVE have been creating quite the stir since the release of their self-titled debut album. Picking up over 253 million streams to date, with their Spotify monthly listeners peaking at 585k, single “Shot Down” landed at #15 in US Active Rock radio charts, whilst both “Shot Down” & “Crush” reached #5 in Canada’s equivalent.
Additionally, the bands cover of Bishop Briggs “River” has become something of a viral sensation. Recorded specifically for a special deluxe version of their debut record, it currently has over 50,000 unique videos featuring the track created on TikTok, boasting over 1.9 billion total views across all user & professionally generated content platforms.
Previous single, “Deadweight”, – the first new track to follow the band’s debut album – went straight in the top 15 at Canadian Active Rock radio and has seen the hype carry overseas, with UK BBC Radio One presenters, Dan P. Carter and Jack Saunders, both giving the song airtime. Saunders called it “The new age of rock and roll” on his BBC Radio One Indie Show. The follow up “Like A Drug” went Top 5 at Canadian radio, did some damage on the US Active Rock radio charts and garnered the same acclaim overseas as the first.