To give this release a sense of purpose, The Struggle have teamed up with legendary Leeds music venue, BOOM. As you might expect, 2020 has been challenge for this location. Chris from Boom writes:
BOOM is a grassroots music venue unique to Leeds that primarily promotes punk, hardcore and metal. The venue hosts first time on stage bands as well as international artists from across the globe. The venue is famous for hosting intense and lively shows from artists like Gallows, slowthai, Code Orange, Agnostic Front, Power Trip, Madball and hundreds more. Boom also provides the Leeds music scene with permanent rehearsal rooms for bands and recording facilities.
BOOM also operates private accommodation for touring musicians performing all over the city. BOOM is frequently likened as the CBGB's of the UK by individuals and bands that performed at the legendary New York venue.
BOOM LEEDS is now on the brink of permanent closure due to covid-19 and needs to Crowdfund to survive. In the absence of any income and being unable to open - the venue has accrued substantial debts that will force the venue into permanent closure.
All profits from this release will go into supporting BOOM and hopefully helping keep the wolves at bay. We know it is a small gesture, but hopefully we – and you – can make a difference.
supported by 4 fans who also own “Tension Rising / It's Not Too Late”
Ska Punk as good as it gets. Other bands would benefit from taking notes. Culture Shock is relevant as always with the contemporary lyrics, and the music will force you to nod in rhythm whether you want to or not. Droote