MUSIC NEWS: Understand Announce New Album Details & Share Title Track ‘Real Food At Last’

’90s hardcore outfit Understand have announced details of their new album Real Food At Last. The album is a collection of previously unreleased material from 1998 and will be available on 7th April 2023 via Rise Records.

The band split up back in 1999 but as vocalist Dom Anderson explains the tracks were only finished more recently thanks to late guitarist John Hannon.  “For no particular reason, spurred on by some healthy banter on an Understand group WhatsApp, we had a go at converting the ADAT files to digital & getting the mixes to a better place. The songs were sounding good, so I started shopping the idea of a release around a few labels and was happily surprised when Rise came on board and said they were interested. I hadn’t really considered a label of that magnitude for the release before and it made me wonder if perhaps the songs might still not quite be fulfilling their potential so I called in a favour with my friend Rich Costey and cheekily asked him if he would have a go at running a couple of the tracks through his rig and polishing them up a bit. The results were amazing.”

Speaking about the loss of Hannon in 2021, he continues, “Obviously this stunned & shocked our whole camp, but it also inspired us to really make a go of this release and make it something special in John’s memory. To us, John was the original influencer. Every decision about music, artwork, or the way the band was presented, was influenced by him, so putting this release together has been an exercise in constantly asking “what would John do? I think he would be proud of how it sounds, how it looks & how it represents the band & a moment in time that was the time of our lives.”

Check out the video for the album’s title track below!

Like what you hear? Real Food At Last is available to pre-order HERE.

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