THERAPY, BOKASSA STYLE

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Norway’s wryest export BOKASSA are back and ready to drag you kicking and screaming into their dystopian future.

Raring to go, with their European trek with Therapy? kicking off today, BOKASSA have dropped another new single, the stoner punk anthem All Out Of Dreams‘ that’s filled to the brim with attitude and frustrated, pissed-off pessimism, and also happens to be the title track of their upcoming album!

BOKASSA elaborate, “When most things seem mediocre and most meetings feel like you’re just regurgitating empty small talk, you might as well just avoid it all. So it’s a song about trying to avoid socialising with other people and meanwhile escaping into your own mind and hobbies, like gaming, as referenced in the 8-bit intro. Kind of a “voluntary loner anthem” if you will. A song for everyone who feels like Stan in the South Park episode “You’re Getting Old”!”

Watch the official visualiser for ‘All Out Of Dreams HERE or by clicking below.

BOKASSA‘s new album is set for release on February 16th, 2024, via Indie Recordings. Recorded by Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, The Haunted, Halford) at Antfarm Studios in Denmark, fans got their first taste of new music earlier this year via heavy-hitting belter, Garden Of Heathen. A melodically-driven, stoner punk track that’s unmistakably BOKASSA, its hefty drums, smooth riffs, and catchy lyrics are only enhanced further by guest vocals from none other than New York hardcore legend, Lou Koller (Sick Of It All).

BOKASSA sum up, “All Out Of Dreams is an album where the feeling of resignation is present on several of the album’s tracks. Whether it deals with one’s own failures, maybe you feel the system failed you, perhaps because of failed government policies, or that you’ve just given up on it all.

The common denominator is that everyone you encounter, or hear from in the lyrics have lost hope, which is something the album’s title – All Out Of Dreams – alludes to.

The name of the album could also be seen as direct reference to our own career, and the dream of owning our own private island in the Pacific. Unfortunately the masses have yet to develop good taste in music, so that dream is rather non-existent at this time.”

The live dynamos are excited to hit the road with hard rock squad Therapy? across Europe, including a number of UK dates leading into the Christmas festivities and starting in Belgium today. Jørn comments, “I already think Therapy?’s ‘Poundland of Hope and Glory’ is one of the best tunes of 2023 so the fact that we get to see it live for 26 dates over the UK and Europe alongside all their hits is awesome!”

Tickets are on sale now and include the following UK dates:

Thu 30th Nov – BRIGHTON Concorde 2

Fri 1st Dec – PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms

Sat 2nd Dec – SHEFIELD O2 Academy 2

Sun 3rd Dec – NORTHAMPTON Roadmender

Thu 7th Dec – BRISTOL The Fleexe

Fri 8th Dec – MANCHESTER Academy 2

Sat 9th Dec – SUNDERLAND Pop Recs

Sun 10th Dec – GLASGOW King Tut’s

Thu 14th Dec – LONDON Electric Ballroom

Fri 15th Dec – BRADFORD Nightrain

Sat 16th Dec – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute 2

Sun 17th Dec – CARDIFF The Globe 

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