We are very happy to premiere the new video by LA punks The Last Gang for the song ‘Believe in the Poet’. The track comes off the band’s Fat Wreck debut album, ‘Keep Them Counting,’ which came out last year.
Known for their infectious energy, this LA threesome has a real knack for writing infectious riffs, bouncing basslines, huge hooks and catchy choruses that make their punk rock tunes as poppy as their ballads are punky. Think Rancid meets Distillers.
If you want to catch the band live, then you are in luck. Fresh off a tour with fellow Orange County natives Agent Orange, they are making their way over to Europe where they will be playing at Groezrock and SBÄM Festival along with club shows in Germany, Austria and The Netherlands. Full dates below.
About the song:
“’Believe in the Poet’ explores the reality that even though positive world change may seem hopeless for the common individual, we can never give in or stop fighting for peace and against social injustice, discrimination, and all the other evils we face today. We have to believe that our actions can spark future change and rid the world of the power-hungry political swine that currently run this country and world.”
About the video:
“The video, filmed and edited by our pal Billy Skelly at Kingrock Photo, documents the band over the past year of touring as we logged thousands of miles across the roads of North America to promote our new album while doing what we do to help spark change, create community and spread positivity.”
25 Apr in Dortmund, Germany @ Freizeitzentrum West (FZW) w/ Teenage Bottlerocket and Bad Cop/Bad Cop
26 Apr in Lindau, Germany @ Club Vaudeville w/ The Rumjacks
27 Apr in Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock w/ Dropkick Murphys, Millencolin, The Bronx, Comeback Kid, Dave Hause & more
28 Apr in Wiesbaden, Germany @ Alter Schlachthof w/ Good Riddance
29 Apr in Nuremberg, Germany @ Desi
30 Apr in Berlin, Germany @ Wild At Heart
01 May in Leipzig, Germany @ Naumanns w/ The Real McKenzies
02 May in Munich, Germany @ folk!-Club w/ The Bombpops & Get Dead
03 May in Wels, Austria @ Sbäm Fest w/ Toy Dolls, the Lillingtons, Good Riddance, The Real McKenzies, Bad Cop/Bad Cop & more
04 May in St. Pölten, Austria @ Alter Schlachthof Hollabrunn
05 May in Leipzig, Germany @ Täubchental w/ NOFX
06 May in Eindhoven, The Netherlands @ Dynamo w/ Less Than Jake
07 May in Düsseldorf, Germany @ Pitcher
08 May in Cologne, Germany @ Helios 37
09 May in Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum w/ The Bombpops & The Real MacKenzies
10 May in Hamburg, Germany @ Monkeys Music Club
11 May in Braunschweig, Germany @ Naturfreundehaus