French post-hardcore upcomers DOYLE AIRENCE have released a brand new video for the track “We Were Kids” off their critically acclaimed Lifeforce Records debut album “Monolith”.
The video was directed by Mathieu Ezan. www.mathieuezan.com
“We Were Kids” is the second single release off the band’s latest effort “Monolith, which was released in November 2013 via Lifeforce Records.
“Monolith” received a lot of praises from international press and secured the band a slot at this year HELLFEST edition.
The band will also headline a very special show at La Boule Noire (Paris) on March 26th with UK’s HACKTIVIST.
“The Frenchies have found their own little niche inbetween post-rock and hardcore and deliver with “Monolith” eleven great engaging atmospheric tracks.”
6/7 METAL HAMMER (DE)
“This is a masterpiece!”
5/5 – All Around Metal (IT)
“Monolith” is in total a fabulous album and potentially the genre-highlight of the year. Fans of Deftones, Architects or BMTH should buy it blindly!”
10/10 – Metal.de (DE)
“Over 11 sprawling tracks, Monolith moves from crashing fury, to expansive sonic plateaus, to introspective ambience.”
– Thrash Hits (UK)
“Even the most narrow minded person will at the end not bet able to deny, that this is first class modern art!”
10/10 – Midwinter Fires (CAN)
“Heavy yet ambiant, “Monolith” is already a post-hardcore standard”
– MyRock (FR)
Formed in 2007 by five Parisians originally under the name DOYLE, the band reached its first goals by burning its name in the collective mind of the new and forward-thinking French metal/post-hardcore scene. In 2010, debut album “And Gods will…“ jumped to #2 of the rock/metal album charts and maintained its position on the French Top 5 for three weeks. Between 2010 and 2012, the band toured through Europe with bands such as The Chariot, Between The Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, Steak Number Eight and Deftones.
In 2013 the band was forced to change their name due to some “trademark issues”. Now with the new band name DOYLE AIRENCE, the quintet is looking for holistic music based on strong emotions and contrasts. LIFEFORCE RECORDS debut and second album “Monolith” strives on unconventional arrangements which are challenging but traceable. DOYLE AIRENCE’s songs cause interaction with the open mindedness and concentration of the listeners. Metal, ambient, post-hardcore and -rock: it is all to find along the way – connected by a superordinate hidden agenda.“Monolith” allows the band to broaden their musical spectrum. From Pandemonium to Eden, brutality to poetry, DOYLE AIRENCE follows its own game plan, and takes us along for the ride.