British rock trio Kill The Ideal are back with the ferocious new single ‘Dangerous!’, which premiered last night on Kerrang! Radio’s Fresh Blood show with Alex Baker. The track features on their upcoming self-titled EP, out October 17. It’s fuelled with explosive riffs and hard-hitting drums, layered with epic vocal hooks that will be sure to get heads banging and mosh pits moving, while beneath the music there’s a deeper and darker motive behind the song.
During his childhood, frontman Ash Wilson was a victim of bullying. He extracts the negative emotions and memories from these past experiences and channels it into his lyrics. He explains, "the person that gave me the inspiration for this song irritates the hell out of me! ‘Dangerous!’ is about looking your enemies in the face and squaring up to them with a smile. I went through hell and high water and ‘Dangerous!’ was the result... it’s gonna stick to you like a leech."
The band emerged onto the UK rock scene with their 2015 debut EP Heritage, which sparked attention from the likes of Kerrang!, Hit The Floor, BBC Introducing and Total Uprawr and landed the band shows with Lonely The Brave, Black Peaks and Decade to name but a few. Following a lineup change reducing them to a three-piece, guitarist and vocalist Ash Wilson, bassist Luke Farmer and drummer Jordan Bell set to work writing and recording brand new music inspired by their day-to-day lives.
They headed to Watford to the home of Lower Than Atlantis’ personal studio to work alongside their guitarist, producer and engineer Ben Sansom on the brand new record. ‘Dangerous!’ follows the previous single ‘Know Your Name’, to which Kerrang! Radio’s Alex Baker raved, “if this is a sign to come from Kill The Ideal then we’re all in for a treat”.
Ahead of the new EP, Kill The Ideal will be taking part in Soccer Six Fest on Sunday 17th September alongside The Darkness and Mallory Knox before a headline show at Leicester’s Pi Bar on the 29th. They will then join the likes of Circa Waves, British Sea Power, The Sherlocks and Gnarwolves at 2Q Festival on Saturday October 28.
CATCH KILL THE IDEAL AT THE FOLLOWING DATES:
Sep 17th – Soccer Six Fest, Mile End Stadium
Sep 29th – Pi Bar, Leicester
Sep 30th – Thinking Cap Alldayer, Leeds
Oct 28th – 2Q Festival, Lincoln