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Aerial Salad drop new single “Chances” on Venn Records

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Ahead of their album release, Manchester trio give us a taster with their latest single.

Manchester trio Aerial Salad want us to know they’re as authentic as it gets. Injecting that raw chaos and violent charm from their high-energy live show straight into their recordings, new album ‘R.O.I.’, due for release this coming April 12th via Venn Records, furthers the band’s goal to make themselves known to everyone and anyone. From rave heads to indie kids, poets to rockers, punks to pop kids, Aerial Salad want to cut through every tribe and every single genre.
‘R.O.I’ is fantastical while acutely bedded in modern post-Brexit, Un-united Kingdom canon. We’re all trying to find our places in this new world, and Aerial Salad are the soundtrack.
Following previous singles ‘Big Business’ and ‘Tied To Pieces Of Paper’, Aerial Salad return with a fresh new single titled ‘Chances’ that is a scathing attack on the endless submission to perfection people are faced with in modern life.

 “There are insanely unrealistic expectations on just about every aspect of life people have,” explains guitarist and vocalist Jamie Munro. “This is a song about celebrating imperfections and the desire to grow through adversity and about how predatory social media can be to people that don’t feel perfect.”
‘Chances’ is riddled in a dark, thumping fury that perfectly communicates the frustration in the song’s lyrics with the dark, hammering intensity of the verses. Of course, Aerial Salad being Aerial Salad, it’s not long before the chorus explodes with melody, albeit in a sneering, sardonic way. Think Fugazi meets Jesus Lizard, battling it out with Oasis and High Viz. That visceral power, but with a chorus that gets you like a meat hook through the neck.
Recorded lovingly in Vibe Recording Studio, Cheetham Hill in Manchester with Dean Glover, ‘R.O.I.’ is an album that moves seamlessly from pulsing post-punk beats to unstoppable stadium rock anthems. ‘The Same 24 Hours (As Beyoncé)’ is Britpop rallying against the fake facade of influencer culture, ‘All Yer Dreamin’ is Mark E Smith at the Hacienda, ‘Big Business’ howls at the dissatisfaction of being hostage to finance. Aerial Salad find space to explore new genres without losing the sense that this is a band born out of the hard touring, DIY punk scene, a community that continues to be and will always be close to their collective hearts.
‘R.O.I.’ track-listing:
Rotting and shaking 
Same 24 hours (as Beyoncé) 
Tied to Pieces of paper 
mdrn lvn 
They All Lied to Me
Big business 
As the World Eats itself again
All your dreamin’ 
D’yer Like Flowers, Son? 
Capo 2 
Telekon 5 
Pre-order ‘R.O.I.’ HERE:
Catch Aerial Salad live at the following dates:
April tour supporting IST IST:
04/04: Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
05/04: Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
06/04: London – Moth Club
18/04: Leeds – Key Club
20/04: Norwich – Waterfront Studios
France Tour:
25/04: Paris – Supersonic
26/04: Tours – Bateau Ivre
27/04: Artonne – Gros Tonneau Festival
28/04: Lyon – Basement
30/04: Salavaux – TBA
24/05: Den Haag – Sniester Festival (Netherlands)
(Headline Album UK Tour):
30/05: Leeds – Oporto
31/05: Newcastle – Zerox
01/06: Sheffield – Sidney & Matilda
05/06: Birmingham – The Victoria
06/06: Brighton – Green Door Store
07/06: Bristol – Crofters Rights
08/06: London – Water Rats
15/06: Manchester – Gorilla
28-30th Tarn (France) Xtreme Fest
Aerial Salad are:
 Jamie Munro – vocals/guitar
Mike ‘Wimbo’ Wimbleton – vocals/bass
Jake Marshall – drums
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Andi Callen (Contributing Editor)

Original punk. Done everything there is to do in music, except run a record label! Addicted to noise and taking photographs of live music. Based on NW England, I've previously contributed to Louder Than War, MancAndi, The Punk Site, and Backseat Mafia, where I was Punk/Post Punk & Live Editor. Part of the original review team when Rocksound Magazine first started.
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