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July 11, 2022

Interview with LIMBS

Interview with LIMBS

We had the pleasure of interviewing LIMBS over Zoom video.

U.S. post-hardcore rising stars LIMBS have released their lyrically intimate and sonically pummeling new EP Coma Year on UNFD. The band has shared the video for "Blood and Heel.".
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We had the pleasure of interviewing LIMBS over Zoom video.

U.S. post-hardcore rising stars LIMBS have released their lyrically intimate and sonically pummeling new EP Coma Year on UNFD. The band has shared the video for "Blood and Heel.".
The video is full of fire, pit-stirring breakdowns, riffy, post-hardcore urgency, and supremely catchy choruses that invite finger-pointing and singing along. The subject matter is something the entire world can relate to. It encapsulates the emotions that rose to the surface due to the restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the lockdowns forced people to take long, hard looks at themselves.
"This song is my quarantine anthem," exclaims singer Austin McAuley. "Simply put, it's a vivid recollection of the mental and physical toll the pandemic has taken on myself and those around me. The song describes the often unhealthy coping mechanisms I employed to deal with the stress and uncertainty I faced in my personal life, as well as my role as an artist while the world was in a volatile state.”
He finishes, "At the end of it all, I felt like the only person who could help me was myself. I didn't want to rely on anyone else to solve any issues I may have due to the stresses of being in unprecedented times from a pandemic."
McAuley is proud of Coma Year as a whole, calling the EP "our most heartfelt and honest release to date."
It's certainly an EP for the people and meant to forge a supportive, therapeutic connection with the listener.
He continues, "Every track paints a picture of my greatest fears coming to fruition from an anxiety filled perspective. Creating these songs was extremely cathartic, serving as a form of therapy to me while I navigated through dark days. Themes of loss, grief, uncertainty, and instability flow through this release but therein also lies a sense of optimism; hinting at the healing process initiated by bringing all of my greatest fears to the forefront."
LIMBS, who have enjoyed editorial praise and support from the likes of Brooklyn Vegan, Revolver, Wall of Sound, Metal Injection, and more on previous releases, including the 2020 EP Only The Lonely Know, which now boasts over 2 million streams.

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