Bullet Tooth is excited to announce the worldwide signing of KNOCKOUT KID from Chicago! Their unique brand of aggressive, metal-tinged pop punk has solidified them as a frontrunner of the scene, and they've spent the last two years touring the U.S. and Canada extensively in support of their self-released debut, "It Comes With the Job Description." Having been compared to Four Year Strong, A Day To Remember, and The Wonder Years, KNOCKOUT KID released their label debut 12 song album, "MANIC," in-stores and digitally via Bullet Tooth on 2/26/16. The album also features guest vocals from Kid Liberty singer, and Bullet Tooth alumni, Trey Sexton, on the track "Jurassic Park After Dark," the first single off the record. "MANIC" LPs will be available with an unheard bonus track in two variations - blue splatter and gold - in early fall of 2016. The first music video from the album, "Empire Business," will be out in summer '16.
Speaking on the signing, the band said, "Joining the Bullet Tooth family is a dream come true for KNOCKOUT KID. Having grown up on bands from Josh and Bullet Tooth, it's only right that they release our most ambitious album to date. The future has never been brighter."
Since its release, "MANIC" has garnered critical acclaim. New Noise Magazine called it the "most important record of 2016" because of its forward-thinking lyrical content. Chicago's own Reckless Record's hails "MANIC" as a "songwriting masterpiece for instrumentation & lyricism." The record also earned the band a personal invitation to play Belgium's Groezrock Festival in April of 2016, one of Europe's top ten rock festivals.
KNOCKOUT KID is now partnered with Artery Global for agency representation and is managed by Zachary Goble at Rival Sounds. As for the rest of 2016, the only plan is to hit the road and show the world "MANIC."
Watch Knockout Kid's official signing video, stream all of "MANIC," watch acoustic sessions and more at youtube.com/bullettooth.
Official MerchNOW (tees, hoodies, hats, flags, posters, etc): smarturl.it/BTpre
MANIC on Spotify: smarturl.it/MANIC-Spfy
MANIC on iTunes: smarturl.it/MANIC-iTunes