Middlesbrough’s Sumofest @ Cornerhouse hosts the Pennsylvania crew on October 10 – by which time the band’s self-titled debut album will be causing a critical stir. Slated for a late September release hopes are high that Don’t Stop will prove to be the tip of a creatively supercharged iceberg.
Think Nine Inch Nails, Pendulum and The Prodigy, add a small-town America twist and you’re halfway there. innerpartysystem have been working tirelessly for the past two years to craft the definitive dance rock record and drummer Jared Piccone said: “I think a lot of that small-town angst comes through in the album.
“When we travel people always seem to make a big deal out of us being from this small town in the middle of nowhere, which is true. But when you’re living there and you grew up there you don’t really think about it like that. It’s just home.
“I think when people hear a song like This Town, Your Grave that vibe of small town desperation is definitely clear. This was also the influence for our second single Die Tonight, Live Forever. I’m sure most kids will just dismiss the song as a ‘party rager’ but it’s a little darker than that.”
Make your own minds up in Middlesbrough this autumn. Or just sit at home and read back copies of Kerrang!