Speed Drop New Single & Video “Don’t Need”

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In less than a month, Speed will release their debut full-length, Only One Mode, via Flatspot Records in the US and Last Ride Records down under. The Australian hardcore band has had a busy year so far – playing a sold out North American tour supporting Knocked Loose, currently making their way through Europe before heading back to the US, and dropping two killer singles, Real Life Love and The First Test. Today, the band shares third single, Don’t Need, an in-your-face anthem about staying true to themselves and hardcore. 

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“We’ve been going to hardcore shows and playing in bands for most of our lives now. When you do this long enough I guess you get a pretty good understanding of who you are, what you stand for and why you’re involved. Now, somewhat suddenly we have a lot more outsiders finding out about our culture for good or for worse. We don’t need you or anyone to tell us how to navigate that. Cus to us, the meaning is the same as it’s always been. We are hardcore kids in a hardcore band from Sydney, Australia.”

The song itself is laced with groove driven riffs, channeling predecessors like Trapped Under Ice, and a vocal delivery that is as infectious as it is aggressive. The video for the song, filmed and directed by Jack Rudder, Thomas Elliott and Speed, captures the high-energy experience of the band’s live show from performance to crowd participation.