Coast To Coast Prepare To ‘Dwell’

“I’ve never really had much to be proud of,” says Kei Hyland, vocalist of Birmingham quartet, Coast To Coast; “I’m used to being the average, quiet kid. In the past I have tried to please other people, and have been scared of being myself, but the passion and sense of community in the punk scene is what first attracted me to it –  without music my life would be so dull! And now I am so proud of the music we have managed to make.

Coast To Coast’s first strike is debut E.P, Dwell, a collection of dynamic rock nuggets which sees the band treading a line between pop punk and pop rock, Kei’s idiosynchratic vocals soaring atop the mix like a Hawk on an updraft.

With this being our first EP we didn’t want to bolt ourselves down to a single genre,” states Kei; “We wanted to just play whatever we liked without worrying too much about it. We’ve ended up with an EP that has a bit of everything, ‘Bloom’ shows off our pop punkside, which is really our bread and butter, but then ‘Cornerstones’ has a more emo overtone. Each song is different, but they all have the same roots.”

Completed by guitarists Alex Edge and Josh Taylor and drummer Darius Walters, Coast To Coast are a distinctly British band, perpetuators of their own self-effacing Twitter hashtag #dadbodsquad, and the nickname “Sad Sods With Dad Bods”. “It started off as just a joke between us and a few friends, and now lots of people associate it with us,” laughs Kei; “It’s a joke about me eating too many cheeseburgers!”

Dwell Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. Bloom
3. Cornerstone
4. Bunkbeds

Purchase Dwell here: Physical | iTunes

Coast To Coast Tour Dates:
5th February 2016 – Mansfield, The Intake*
6th February 2016 – Birmingham, House Show*
7th February 2016 – Sheffield, The Riverside*
26th March 2016 – Derby, Less Than Three Festival, The Victoria Inn
30th March 2016 – Camden, Fiddlers Elbow^
31st March 2016 – Oxford – Bullingdon^
1st April 2016 – Bristol, Stag & Hounds^
2nd April 2016 – Birmingham, The Asylum^
3rd April 2016 – Manchester, Night & Day Café^
4th April 2016 – Sheffield, TBA^
24th April 2016 – Birmingham, Dwell Launch Party Show, The Rainbow~

* with Catch Fire
^ with Better Than Never
~ with Best Years

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