Bleed announce tour with Narrow Head & Temple of Angels; debut EP, Somebody’s Closer to see physical release via 20 Buck Spin

Photo by: Maddie Hughes

Official press release:

Dallas, Texas based four-piece Bleed this week announces a North American Fall tour, supporting Narrow Head, who several current and former members of comprise the Bleed lineup. The upcoming trek runs from October 14th through October 29th, launching out of the Midwest into Eastern Canada and down the East Coast, with additional support from Temple of Angels. See all confirmed dates below and watch for additional updates to post over the weeks ahead.

Bleed digitally self-released their debut EP, Somebody’s Closer, in 2021. With no label backing and only a handful of shows (thus far) the four-song introduction left a huge impression on nearly all that happened upon it racking up tens of thousands of streams simply by word of mouth.

With seemingly effortless self-assurance, Bleed’s music harkens back to a period when the 1990s were going from mid to late and grunge and more mainstream metal were converging in a flurry of credibly hard-hitting, melodic heaviness that played equally well on college and mainstream rock radio. The band’s songs hit with visceral heavy impact and infectious alt rock hooks, then given further shape by singer Ryan Hughes whose airy vocals glide fluidly overhead.

Somebody’s Closer was engineered and mixed by Rubio, mastered by Jordan Richardson, and the artwork was handled by longtime Deftones/Linkin Park collaborator Frank Maddocks.

As the band continues the work of crafting their full-length LP, to be released by 20 Buck Spin in 2023, the label will first finally issue Somebody’s Closer in physical form on vinyl and tape. In the meantime, the EP is streaming in full via all platforms and demanding repeat spins. Fans of Deftones, Helmet, Hum, Failure, and Narrow Head should not pass this by.

20 Buck Spin will release a one-sided 12″ with a B-side etching on August 26th. Pre-orders have been posted at the label webshop and Bandcamp.

8/01 Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves *
10/14 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop ^
10/15 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle ^
10/16 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary ^
10/17 Toronto, ON – Garrison ^
10/18 Montreal, QC – Cabaret Foufounes ^
10/19 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs ^
10/21 Brooklyn, NY – TV Eye ^
10/22 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s ^
10/23 Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong ^
10/24 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle ^
10/25 Atlanta, GA – 529 ^
10/27 Miami, FL – Gramps ^
10/28 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub ^
10/29 Tampa, FL – Crowbar ^

* = feat. Prizehorse
^ = w/ Narrow Head & Temple Of Angels

Somebody’s Closer EP track listing:

  1. “Burnt (By the Sun)”
  2. “Silver”
  3. “Enervation”
  4. “Somebody’s Closer”