Reborn pop punksters The Audition return to the fray with a bang this month – before releasing their brand new self-released EP on June 11.

After parting company with their major label bosses, the Chicago quintet start afresh with Chapter II – their first music as a fully independent band.

And to celebrate what promises to be a big year for The Audition, they’re giving away new tune Evil for free! 

Formed in 2003 by drummer Ryan O’Connor and bassist Joe Lussa, The Audition signed with Victory Records and released their debut album, Controversy Loves Company in September 2005.

By that point, the band’s line-up had come to include guitarists Seth Johnson and Timmy Klepek, as well as vocalist Danny Stevens.

Their 2008 sophomore effort, Champion, cracked the Billboard Top 200 at 157 and their 2009 release, Self Titled Album hit number seven on Billboard Heatseekers.

After the release of their fourth album, Great Danger, and the fulfillment of their contractual obligation with Victory, the band began to write for what would become Chapter II. The Audition see this new EP as a second chapter to the career and legacy they want to leave behind.

The Audition play the following UK dates:

26th May                               Slam Dunk Festival          Leeds University                              SOLD OUT

27th May                               Slam Dunk Festival          Herts Uni, Hatfield

28th May                               Slam Dunk Wales             Cardiff Uni

29th May                               Southampton The Cellar

30th May                               Brighton The Hydrant

1st June                                 London Facedown           The Scala


And you can get your free download of Evil here: