Dipping our little toe into the emo-punk universe feels like an alien endeavour, but when we got our earholes around Failstate’s latest song ‘Another Ghost’ we had no choice but to give it a feature. The initial release from the Newport foursome’s debut EP ‘Sad Truth’ is a perfectly abrasive, visceral rocker. Anthemic, speedy guitars, emphatic vocals and heartbreak clash amongst expertly proficient songwriting, weighty melody and heaps of gritty catharsis.
An essential listen for followers of Funeral For A Friend, Deftones and Reuben, Failstate have already garnered support from the Radio 1 Introducing Rock Show and Kerrang! Radio during their first 6 months of existence and the ‘Sad Truth’ EP looks to catapult them even further after it’s release on 9th June 2023, featuring caustic scorcher ‘Every Cloud’ and the cautiously reflective ‘Are You Lonely’.
For now, ‘Another Ghost’ was released on 12th May 2023 and you can find it on all of the streaming services right now. Have a watch of the track’s video below, brilliantly cutting footage of the band along with 1950’s rock’n’roll TV footage: