MUSIC NEWS: Knocked Loose Release New EP ‘A Tear In The Fabric Of Life’ Alongside Animated Short Film

Photo Credit: Perri Leigh

Knocked Loose have released their new EP A Tear in the Fabric of Life, available now on all digital platforms. 

A Tear in the Fabric of Life is a story written by frontman/lyricist Bryan Garris. The band have also released an animated short film alongside the EP, directed and created by Swedish filmmaker Magnus Jonsson.

“It’s a story about extreme grief and the levels a person is willing to go through to get rid of it,” Garris explains. “The story follows a main character through a traumatic car crash late one night in the woods that leaves his partner deceased, and from there you spiral with him into the depression and guilt that comes with being the cause of something so detrimental. This is the first time we really dove in and tried to create something sonically that evokes a different range of emotions and over all something that introduces tension and anxiety with a massive pay off. The story is told not only through words but through the music as well, which proved to be our biggest challenge in writing. Lyrically this story ended up being much more personal than we initially intended. We started with the idea to tell a fictional story but throughout the process, I found ways to incorporate real feelings of loss and mourning, as well as anger and self doubt. I’ve always been a very personal writer and this was originally a step away from that, into something more artistic. But in the end, it was just as therapeutic as writing a regular Knocked Loose record, and I think you’ll be able to hear that.”

“I always want to create something that complements the music, works within its structures and hopefully enriches the experience for the audience,” Jonsson adds. “With a longer format around 21 minutes, covering 6 tracks, I knew this dark ghost story was a very interesting challenge to explore in animation. I took the story presented in the songs and anchored that into a visual world. I wanted to create an intense nightmare, focusing on the emotional states of Bryan’s main character. I created visuals that bring the audience deeper into this story of a spiraling descent into horror and destructive madness — Taking a minimalistic and sometimes even abstract approach to many parts of the image making, creating unease and an eerie atmosphere.”

A Tear in the Fabric of Life is out digitally via Pure Noise Records, available HERE. The album will be available on vinyl in stores worldwide on 17th December 2021. 

Knocked Loose recently announced a UK/European co-headline tour with Terror, see them live at one of the following dates:

February 2022

Thu 3rd – COLOGNE, DE – Essigfabrik 
Fri 4th – SAARBRÜCKEN, DE – Garage 
Sat 5th – DORDRECHT, NL – Bibelot 
Sun 6th – PARIS, FR – Gibus 
Mon 7th – LONDON, UK – Electric Ballroom 
Tue 8th – CARDIFF, UK – Y Plas
Wed 9th – SHEFFIELD, UK – Corporation 
Thu 10th – GLAGSOW, UK – Queen Margaret Union 
Fri 11th – WOLVERHAMPTON, UK – KK Steelmill 
Sat 12th – LEEDS, UK – Becketts University 
Sun 13th – SOUTHAMPTON, UK – Engine Rooms 
Mon 14th – HASSELT, BE – Muziekodroom
Tue 15th – HAMBURG, DE – Gruenspan 
Wed 16th – LEIPZIG, DE – Felsenkeller 
Thu 17th – WARSAW, PL – Proxima 
Fri 18th – BERLIN, DE – Astra 
Sat 19th – SCHWEINFURT, DE – Stattbahnhof 
Sun 20th – PRAGUE, CZ – Lucerna Music Bar 
Mon 21st – KRAKOW, PL – Hol 
Tue 22nd – VIENNA, AT – Arena 
Wed 23rd – MILAN, IT – Bloom 
Thu 24th – FRIBOURG, CH – Fri-Son
Fri 25th – LINDAU, DE – Club Vaudeville
Sat 26th – WIESBADEN, DE – Schlachthof 
Sun 27th – MUNICH, DE – Backstage Werk 

Tickets are on sale HERE

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