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June 25, 2024

BRAT is today premiering a new music video for Truncheon, taken from their debut album, Social Grace, via New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The music video, shot by Jake Walker / Glass Eye Visuals, was filmed at the Fred Hampton Free Store in their native New Orleans during their Social Grace album release show on March 23. The clip shows what BRAT fans can come to expect at this year’s edition of the New England Metal and Hardcore, as well on their forthcoming tour dates – full details of which are below.

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Order Social Grace here.

Speaking on the premiere, BRAT comments: “Check out our new music video for Truncheon via NEMHF which showcases the most fun show we’ve ever played in our hometown – the Social Grace record release show.”

Between an intense live schedule over the last three years, which saw BRAT share the stage with the likes of Eyehategod, Cro-Mags and contemporaries in grind such as ACxDC and No/Mas, the band recorded Social Grace over the course of a year and a half at HighTower Recording studio (Thou, A Wilhelm Scream, Eyehategod). Recording songs in batches helped BRAT finetune and focus their songcraft in condensed bursts, resulting in a coalescence of death metal, thrash, and powerviolence brutality.

Social Grace follows extreme music’s well trodden themes of futility and rage throughout it’s 10 tracks, with the band’s reverence for psychological horror fiction and admiration for Stephen King genre classics evident on songs such as Hesitation Wound and Truncheon, as well as the title-track’s scathing rebuttal of aristocracy. BRAT’s self-described barbiegrind / bimboviolence aesthetic is one of intentional dichotomy to their sound, with a keen focus to allow space and inclusivity for outsiders that shirks the traditional in favor of jubilant authenticity. Feral and ferocious in content and anti-purist in nature, BRAT’s Social Grace is a cataclysmically heavy party that everyone’s invited to.

Upcoming BRAT tour dates:
July 10 – Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
July 11 – Cherry St Station – Wallingford, CT

Summer Slaughter tour w/ Veil of Maya, Brand of Sacrifice, Gideon, Left to Suffer
July 12 – Brooklyn Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
July 14 – Another Round – Richmond, VA (BRAT only)
July 15 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA
July 17 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
July 20 – Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY
July 21 – Blind Bobs – Dayton, OH (BRAT only)
July 22 – Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN
July 23 – Pops – Sauget, IL
July 25 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
July 26 – South Side Music Hall – Dallas, TX
July 27 – The Far Out Lounge – Austin, TX
July 28 – Aztec Theater – San Antonio
July 29 – Rock House – El Paso, TX (BRAT only)
July 30 – The Marquee – Phoenix, AZ
July 31 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
August 02 – This Is Hardcore Fest – Philadelphia, PA (BRAT only)
August 05 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
August 06 – Crofoot Complex – Pontiac, MI
August 09 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
August 10 – Reverb – Reading, PA

September 12 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
September 13 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
September 14 – The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
September 16 – Mr Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
September 17 – The Pageant – St Louis, MO
September 18 – The Hall – Little Rock, AR
September 22 – New England Metal and Hardcore Fest – Worcester, MA (BRAT