The Damn Truth Drop New Single And Music Video “Look Innocent” Ahead Of UK Tour – Metal Planet Music
Famous Montreal rock’n’roll band The fucking truth are pleased to announce the release of their new single “Looking Innocent” on friday october 7.
The single is accompanied by a music video viewable via Youtube
The new single is out a week before the band return to the UK for an 11-date UK tour which begins on October 15 to O2 Academy in Bristol.
The group will support Rocktober from Planet Rock watch in Bristol O2 Academy (October 15) and Sheffield O2 Academy (October 22), followed by dates supporting king king at Northampton Roadmender (October 16), Southampton 1865 (October 20), Liverpool Hangar 34 (21st of October).
In addition to the above, The Damn Truth will also headline their own concerts, including Norwich Waterfront Studio (October 18), Chester Live Halls (October 23), Newcastle-Cluny (October 25), Glasgow Stereo (October 26), Arms of York Fulford (October 27), and London’s Black Heart (October 28).
Tickets are available from www.thegigcartel.com.
About the new single, the lead singer, Lee-la Baum says, “We have a bit of a habit of putting ourselves in dangerous situations for our videos, hanging upside down and turning around, and now, in this video, walking backwards through crowds and cars rush hour. If there’s a rock ‘n’ roll nine lives, we’ve used quite a few so far.
“Sometimes it’s the little things that hold you back… We were on tour somewhere in western Canada, on what felt like the longest highway EVER. I started thinking about that silly fight I once had with my boyfriend and how we almost broke up.
It made me laugh in my head, so I wrote it down on a piece of paper. I could almost immediately hear the melody and the kind of mood the song should have. When we got to where we were going, I grabbed the guitar and the song was born.
“The song is really about all that is below the surface in a long term relationship. Obviously our issues weren’t about what kind of animal we should or shouldn’t have, it was just a trigger…but I find those little moments so detached from reality WONDERFUL!
Look innocent is an ode to the nostalgia of a love that once was. A love that was far from perfect, but the memories are vivid, and perfection is overrated anyway.
Add TDT drummer Dave Traina“When we were in the studio with Bob Rock, we had a little more trouble recording this song. Bob’s changes were difficult and it put us all on the right track, which is what you want with this level of producer It made us approach it with a heavier, more serious vibe and I think that carries over into the video as well, it’s one of our favorite songs to play live because of that.
Tour announcement lines up with band’s latest single look innocentfrom their critically acclaimed album “Now or Nowhere” produced by Spectra Music/Sony Music.
Produced by the legendary Grammy Award-winning record producer, Bob Rockthe album is available on www.thedamntruth.com.
Photo credit: © Rob Wilkins
The Damn Truth enjoyed considerable radio success in the UK, including ten weeks of high rotation for their previous single “This is who we are now” on planet rock and a spot play on BBC Radio 2 Rock show with Johnnie Walker. The group has also won several times for Tracks of the week on classic rock sound louder.
The band have been championed by the UK music press with extensive coverage in Classic Rock, Blues Matters, Guitarist, Powerplay, Guitar Techniques, Record Collector, Fireworks, Blues in Britain, Hard Rock Hell, MNPR and R’N’R magazines Magazine.
“We can’t wait to tour the UK,” says the singer and guitarist, Lee-la Baum. “The last time we played in the UK was earlier this year when we supported King King on their February tour. We had a fantastic time and can’t wait to go back for more. fun and excitement. UK audiences are the best.
Photo credit: ©Robert Sutton
The fucking truth is made of Lee La Baum (vocals, guitar), Tom Shemer (guitar), P.Y. Letellier (low) and Dave Traina (drums).
“The Damn Truth is a fresh revival of the mid-’60s psych music scene,” says Jeff LauferCalifornia site editor, LA Rock Bands. “Critics and fans praise their regeneration of hard rock sound and values.”
“Bob Rock found a spirit in the band that he hadn’t known for many years,” Jeff continues. “He saw something special… a hot-talented artist who needed the right direction to open wide… like lightning in a bottle.”
“The legendary Bob Rock’s production capturing the essence of what the band has without damaging humanity at its core. The drums thunder, the basses throb, the guitar alone could wreak havoc on the solar system and Lee’s vocals -The Baum controls the storm, a towering presence above the hurricane. – Music Planet Metal
Photo credit: © Adam Kennedy
Six tracks on the new album “Now or Nowhere” were produced by the legendary Grammy Award winner Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, The Cult, The Offspring) at Bryan Adams’ recording studio “The Warehouse” in Vancouver.
“Now or Nowhere” recounts the band as they navigate life, love and everything else in a world seemingly turned upside down and sideways over the past year they couldn’t complete the album with Bob because COVID-19 restrictions, the band recorded the remaining three songs with the help of a Juno-winning producer Jean Massicotte who mixed “Everything disappears”; and the rest of the mixing was done by Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton) Nick Di Dia (Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against The Machine) and Mike Plotnikoff (Van Halen, Cranberries).
The fucking truth have toured extensively in Europe and North America and have opened tours for High ZZ (and party with Billy Gibbon in pajamas), sheepdogs, Styxand rival sons.
They sold the legendary Whiskey to go in Los Angeles, sold on Corona Theater in their hometown of Montreal, and featured one of their videos on Janis Joplin’s official Facebook page. It’s the culmination of a lot of blood, sweat and tears that came to fruition with “Now or Nowhere”.