(U.K.) Svalbard-When I Die, Will I Get Better? LP (2020)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Post Hardcore, Shoegaze
Label: Translation Loss/Church Road Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 37.20'

Svalbard is a three piece band from Bristol, United Kingdom who formed in 2011.  Svalbard play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, post hardcore, and shoegaze within their sound.  Musically, Svalbard can be loosely compared to bands such as Birds In Row, Direwolves, Withers, and other like-minded bands.  Svalbard's sound definitely stands out from the pack because the band throws in elements of atmospheric post rock and hints of melody to keep things interesting.  Since their inception in 2011, Svalbard have released a self-titled three song 7" in March of 2012, a four song 10" titled Gone Tomorrow in February of 2013, a two song 7" titled Flightless Birds in October of 2013, split LP with Pariso in July of 2014, and a compilation cd containing the band's discography from their various 7", 10", and split LP with Pariso in January of 2015. a full length LP titled One Day All This Will End in September of 2015, a discography collecting the band's various splits from 2012-2014 in October of 2016, a split with The Tidal Sleep in January of 2017, and an eight song LP titled It's Hard To Have Hope in May of 2018.  When I Die, Will I Get Better? is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Translation Loss and Church Road records on September 25th, 2020.  On When I Die, Will I Get Better?, Svalbard offer up eight tracks of killer hardcore, punk, post hardcore, and shoegaze.  Overall, When I Die, Will I Get Better? is an amazing LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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