SPEED Unleash New Single ‘THE FIRST TEST’

A ferocious blast of hardcore at its most creative...

Australian hardcore icons SPEED return with new single ‘THE FIRST TEST’.

The band are a living by-word in authenticity, helped to stretch the boundaries of hardcore while remaining true to the sound and culture’s roots.

New album ‘Only One Mode’ lands on July 12th, with SPEED set to touch down in the UK over summer for slots at Download Festival and Flatspot World.

Right now, though, SPEED have shared another preview of the incoming record. Living up to their name, ‘THE FIRST TEST’ is a dose of electrifying punk alacrity, an intense blast of guitar shock that moves with incredibly velocity.

But it’s not just an attempt at the land speed record – SPEED add subtle elements, such as the switch-up half-way through that incorporates frontman Jem Snow’s flute playing.

An Asian-Australian, the lyrics for ‘THE FIRST TEST’ deals with his mixed experiences in the country, and the attempt to locate an identity of his own.

A powerful return, you can check it out below.

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