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Collateral Release New Single "Just One Of Those Days" And New Album "Should've Known Better".

Colour photo of Collateral courtesy of Blackham Images
Colour photo of Collateral courtesy of Blackham Images
 

NEW SINGLE "JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS" RELEASED FRIDAY 24 MAY 2024

STREAM SINGLE


NEW ALBUM - "SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER" RELEASED FRIDAY MAY 24, 2024


ORDER THE NEW ALBUM FROM WWW.COLLATERALOFFICIAL.COM

 

“It strides eras with the sort of hair-tossing braggadocio you didn't think existed outside vintage Whitesnake videos and Nicolas Cage movies."

– Classic Rock Magazine


Should’ve Known Better is a major leap forward and destined

to become one of THE hard rock albums of 2024 – awesome!”

– Fireworks Magazine


“This is classic rock wrapped up in new packaging,

and it sounds both up-to-date and true to its roots.”

– Rock Candy Magazine


“Collateral are back and sounding bigger and bolder than ever before.”

– Rush on Rock


“Everything that’s great about Collateral, the swagger,

the ambition, the hooks, the rock star looks, it’s all there.”

– Maximum Volume Music

 

British four-piece rock band Collateral are pleased to release “Just One Of Those Days” the third single taken from their highly anticipated sophomore album Should’ve Known Better.


The single, accompanied with an official music video, is released by Big Shot Records on the same day as the album, Friday 24th May. The single is available on all streaming platforms from https://lnk.to/KnrsIE.


The album is available on red vinyl, picture disc, CD and digital, and distributed worldwide by Cargo Records Direct from www.collateralofficial.com and Cargo Records Direct.


“Just One Of Those Days” is available with the new album on all streaming platforms HERE.



“Just One Of Those Days” and the new album Should’ve Known Better is produced by Dan Weller (Those Damn Crows, Elles Bailey, Enter Shikari, Monster Truck, Kris Barras).

To celebrate the release of the new album, Collateral will perform an Album Release Party Concert at The Underworld in London on Sunday May 26th. Tickets are available from SeeTickets.com.


Collateral will also embark on a Instore Signing Tour that will see them perform 30-minute acoustic performances at Some Nice Things in Margate at 2pm on Saturday May 25th, Raven in Camden Town, London at 1pm on Tuesday May 28th, Rough Trade in Bristol at 6.30pm on Wednesday May 29th, and Beyond Vinyl in Newcastle at 6pm on Thursday May 30th.


"I'd love nothing more than to be on an open road, top down, sun on skin and the wind in my hair whilst blaring this out,” says Collateral’s frontman, Angelo Tristan. “It was always intended to be the soundtrack of any route 66 trip. “What I really hope is for people to find happiness in this, I'm just trying to make what may seem like a bad day, turning out to be a good one. It's perfect if you're having Just One Of Those Days.”


Since the band released their eponymous debut album (Top 5 UK Rock Album Chart) at the start of 2020 Collateral have spent no time standing still. COVID came only weeks after the debut album was released and forced the band to cancel their highly successful tour with Phil X (Bon Jovi) halfway through. This made the band hungry to keep the momentum. With innovative ways to produce top quality live streams, the band became special guests supporting the likes of Skid Row, H.E.A.T and Reckless Love.


On October 21, 2022, Collateral independently released a re-mixed and re-mastered version of their debut album re-titled as Re-Wired which featured Jeff Scott Soto, Phil X, Kee Marcello, Rudy Sarzo, Danny Vaughn, and Joel Hoekstra. The re-release saw the band in the Official UK Rock Charts at #12.


After the gruelling back-to-back tours with Skid Row, H.E.A.T and Reckless Love, the band ignited a spark and strengthened their already loyal fanbase leading them to win the opening slot at 2023s Stonedead Festival, leading the band to perform their biggest show.


Collateral’s hotly tipped sophomore album looks like it will take them to the next level. A lot of people don’t know what to expect from the new album, as the band have been tight-lipped about the new songs. Collateral have created a state-of-the-art rock album that will immerse listeners in their rock music universe, enabling fans to feel the blood, sweat and glory that went into the recording of every song.


“We felt that our debut album was lacking the production,” reflects Collateral’s frontman, Angelo Tristan. “For the sophomore album, I wanted to make sure that this time we left no room for error and so got one of the hottest producers in the music industry, Dan Weller, to help lift these songs into a new dimension. With Dan’s pioneering studio expertise, this album has massive production quality that enables you to get lost in each character-filled track. Dan really brought out the emotions we were trying to portray and has achieved it with his own unique style.”


“We wanted this album to express where we were in our own lives since the release of our first. So much has happened since then, I mean the world shut down for what felt like a lifetime! And it was obvious that people were going to need some sort of optimism. I hope ‘Glass Sky’ is one of those songs that gives people the belief to find themselves again.”


“Whereas, the feel-good ‘Just One Of Those Days’ is trying to find the good side of a bad day. Me being me, couldn’t help but to write a big power ballad, ‘The Long Road’, that I wrote from a very hard and deep place, in hope that it could maybe bring some peace and comfort to people who need it. I think there’s all aspects of life running though this album and what it means to us will remain in our hearts forever.”


“Should’ve Known Better” is an album that goes beyond specific music genres,” says Angelo. “It’s almost like a soundtrack to a beating heart. It’s an album that will remain timeless in years to come.”


 

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ALBUM TRACK LISTING


1. GLASS SKY (3.53)

2. ORIGINAL CRIMINAL (3.58)

3. JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS (3.19)

4. TEENAGE DREAMS (4.34)

5. ELYSIUM (4.02)

6. ON THE LONG ROAD (4.47)

7. NO PLACE FOR LOVE (3.35)

8. GAME CHANGER (3.54)

9. FINAL STAND (3.49)


PRODUCTION CREDITS

PRODUCED BY DAN WELLER

RECORDED AT MARSHALL STUDIOS, MILTON KEYNES

ENGINEERED AND MIXED BY DAN WELLER

MASTERED BY RYAN SMITH @ STERLING SOUND


ALBUM TRACK BY TRACK


Collateral’s frontman, Angelo Tristan, breaks down the songs on the new album track by track.


GLASS SKY

This is the flag ship of the album. Louis came into the rehearsal studio one day with the opening riff and I literally stopped what I was doing. I turned around to him and said, “That’s it… That’s the hit”. The lyrics were like water off a duck’s back. It felt easy to write something empowering. It was crying out for a Shanty style gang vocal that I could imagine a rallying arena scream along to. I felt this song had to bring people together. We’re all searching for that breakthrough, for that love, for that thing that will make us feel complete. This is that song.


ORIGINAL CRIMINAL

This song is a nod to the Bonnie and Clyde style lifestyle. A mysterious character that has a dangerously attractive persona doing what he likes when he likes. The best part of this song is that you never know if he’s a good or bad guy. I guess he’s what all men would want to be. An “Original Criminal.”


JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS

Showing my country influence, I wanted to create a song with a happy and upbeat vibe that would make people forget about a bad day. We all have them, we all have ‘One of those days’ where nothing quite goes to plan and that was the perfect inspiration for this song. We decided to have a key change chorus to really uplift the optimism, Bryan Adams style, and I think the song as a whole really captures the important things in life and at the same time lets you let go of the stupid everyday stresses, we all go through.”


TEENAGE DREAMS

I find myself writing a lot about nostalgia, I find magic in it, “Teenage Dreams” is that nostalgia. Going back to a simpler time. A time where the only worries in life were making sure you didn’t get caught sneaking out with your friends until the early hours of the morning. This song puts you back in your teenage self, a self where you miss school, a self where you slept in past midday, a self when you were invincible. The best time of our lives.


ELYSIUM

“Elysium” is what we all crave for at the end of a hard week at work. That need to shake off the rigidness of the office and to be intertwined in the hot and sweaty atmosphere of the nightclub. It’s a song that does what is says on the tin, there’s no hidden meanings or messages. Just a message of letting your hair down and having a good time.


ON THE LONG ROAD

There was so much loss during Covid. My partner lost her mum without warning and seeing the heart break was devastating. This was written for her. A song, I hope, people can seek solace in when they need a shoulder to cry on. This is my favourite track on the album, but also the hardest to perform live due to the emotions that run through me.


NO PLACE FOR LOVE

A story of two people who, despite being in a world which is designed to kick love into the gutter, give everything to make it work. When there’s no place for love, if they are in each other’s hearts, then nothing can break them. It’s a story of hope but also a story of struggle. Instead of going down the Hollywood happy ending, I wanted to add a more real-life aspect to it, the aspect that love can also hurt.


GAME CHANGER

“Game Changer” is all about wanting that person that you can’t have. In this case I wanted to write a song that oozed cheekiness to take it away from the common love song. It’s fast, hard and straight to the point. I wanted people to take this song and make it their own, I want the listener to believe that they are the ‘Game Changer’. Just like the running theme throughout the album it’s the optimism and the light at the end of the tunnel that makes this song so exciting.


FINAL STAND

Unlike the other songs, “Final Stand” delivers a darker message of battling your inner demons. Those days where you look at yourself in the mirror and the person looking back at you is telling you to give up. Musically it shows our heavier side and lyrically

shows a darker side to us. This song brings the balance on the album.


 

COLLATERAL 2024 UK TOUR DATES


TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM WWW.COLLATERALOFFICIAL.COM


LONDON, UNDERWORLD ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY SUNDAY 26 MAY 2024

SPECIAL GUESTS: BLACK ROZE

Tickets Available from SeeTickets.com

174 Camden High Street, London, NW1 9DL


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