Following the recent announcement of their brand new full-length ‘Colder Now,’ Western Canada’s Territories have now shared the album’s first single, ‘Superhero’. Listen to the song below. The band’s new album is set for release on November 3rd via Pirates Press Records.
Holed up comfortably between the sounds of Buzzcocks and The Bouncing Souls, ‘Superhero’ is "a backhanded ode to online conspiracy theorists, spreaders of fake news and bad faith manipulators of public opinion. Take your pick and sing along!"
"Superhero kind of wrote itself over the course of ten minutes at the end of a Thursday night band practice. Sometimes a song just sort of happens," says vocalist Kyle. "We recorded most of it live off the floor, with the exception of lead guitar and vocal tracks."
When these veteran punk rockers, comprised of members from the band Knucklehead, released their self-titled debut album on Pirates Press Records in 2018, they were a new band with a lot to prove. What a difference five years, and a clutch of the catchiest, best-written, and most thought-provoking punk rock songs makes!
Aside from bringing in a new guitarist in the form of Mike Longfield, “Colder Now” shows a greater diversity than anything the band has released before. “The songs on this record are all over the map. We’ve tried to write songs that reflect what’s gone on in our lives and around us over the past decade,” remarks Jablonski. Those experiences lend itself to a record that is wholly relatable no matter who listens.
This is a band that pours their hearts and their minds into both their music and lyrics, tackling big issues, but always articulated from a relatable, personal perspective that acts as a rallying cry and a beacon of hope for everyone who feels alienated by modern society. The world is unfortunately still a dangerous place, but for those who dare to dream of something better, there is solace in the fact that Territories are back to give voice to those dreams with Colder Now.