Paramore have announced the eagerly awaited release of their fifth studio album After Laughter, set for release on Friday, May 12th. The Grammy Award-winning band’s first new album in more than four years, After Laughter is available for pre-order now and is accompanied by an instant grat download of the new single, ‘Hard Times.’ ‘Hard Times’ is joined by a dynamic new companion video directed by Andrew Joffe.
After Laughter was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio B – Paramore’s first time recording in their beloved hometown. The album is produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Jimmy Eat World, Beck)and Paramore’s own Taylor York. After Laughter also marks the return of original member Zac Farro back to the band.
Paramore – 4x Grammy nominees and winner of the “Best Rock Song” trophy at the 57th Annual Grammy™ Awards – have long established themselves as international rock superstars. Their previous self-titled album Paramore made a chart topping debut upon its April 2013 release marking Paramore’s first US #1 album to date – and also scoring an array of #1 debuts around the globe. Paramore showcased a string of blockbuster singles including two 2x RIAA platinum-certified hits, the top 10 ‘Still Into You’ and the #1 smash, ‘Ain’t It Fun.’
Paramore has had a truly remarkable run since coming together in Nashville in 2004, from 2005’s gold-certified debut, All We Know Is Falling and 2007’s 2x platinum-certified breakthrough, Riot! (with its 3x platinum-certified hit, ‘Misery Business,’ as well as the platinum-certified singles ‘crushcrushcrush’ and ‘That’s What You Get’) to 2008’s worldwide platinum ‘Decode’ (from the chart-topping TWILIGHT – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) and 2009’s platinum-certified Brand New Eyes and its Grammy-nominated smash, ‘The Only Exception.”’
Long regarded as an exhilarating live act, Paramore has spent much of the past decade-plus on the road, with highlights including sold out headline arena tours and show-stealing festival sets around the globe. Paramore has consistently drawn both critical acclaim as well as a wide ranging list of international honours and accolades, now including a Grammy Award, two People’s Choice Awards, three NME Awards, three MTV Video Music Award nominations, and much more.
The infectious pop sound of Auckland’s Openside has been catching on all over the place. The group’s debut recording was the single ‘Worth It’ released in mid 2015, and the polished four-piece have impressed with an energetic sound and subversive lyrical smarts since their debut.
Paramore have announced the eagerly awaited release of their fifth studio album After Laughter, set for release on Friday, May 12th.
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By Wal Reid
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By Wal Reid
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Due to overwhelming demand, Panic! At The Disco’s 2 February 2017 Auckland show has moved to Vector Arena.
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