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Sounds Like Violence

From the tiny town of Ängelholm, Sweden, dynamic post-hardcore/emo outfit APPEARS LIKE Violence grabbed influence from early-’90s indie rock and roll, citing specific love for famous brands the Afghan Whigs, the Posies, and Kyuss. Rather than relocating completely to the larger metropolis of Stockholm to benefit from its broader possibilities, Sounds Like Assault stuck with their hometown root base, and toured whenever you can to obtain music noticed. Vocalist/guitarist Andreas Söderlund, guitarist Philip Hall, bassist/vocalist Daniel Teodorsson, and drummer Daniel Petersson — the majority of whom also performed in Niccokick, the indie rock and roll group shaped by Söderlund in 2001 — ultimately released the EP The Pistol through U.S.-centered Deep Elm in April 2004. Critics praised your time and effort, and a summer season three-way divided alongside Settlefish and Desert Town Soundtrack was similarly well received. APPEARS LIKE Violence after that released their debut full-length, With Bloodstream on My Hands, in Feb 2007 through both Deep Elm (THE UNITED STATES) and Burning up Heart (European countries, U.K., and Japan).

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