Leipzig-based rock outfit blacktoothed will issue their debut album JULI, out July 29 via Arising Empire.
Today, the band has shared the video for “Between You and the World.” Watch it HERE.
With its calm verse, energetic chorus, and screaming guitar solo, “Between You & The World” deals with the worries and fears of today’s society. “The song actually has a great story to it, since it holds our beloved 5-minute-guitar-solo,” vocalist Hendrik explains. “The song really got flipped around in the studio and originally didn’t have a solo, but then when we needed one, [guitarist] Matti had to write one on the spot. It took her five minutes!”
JULI was created in collaboration with the producing team of Sawdust Recordings (Christoph Wieczorek and Julian Breucker) and finds blacktoothed wholly focused.
“Recording JULI was a funny ‘three-way experience,’ involving three different recording sessions over the course of two years, changing band members, finally getting the flow in our songwriting process and of course lots of bad jokes, and food with our producing team — cheers! To sum it up, we might finally know what we are doing musically,” the band says. “With JULI, our main concern is to create awareness to the fact that we carry a lot of potential in ourselves to change the lives of our loved ones for the worse, but at the same time to recognize how we might be able to help those affected.”
JULI boasts a hybrid style of rock, filigree guitar work, catchy hooks, and a touch of ’80s vibe. Indeed, ’80s shred guitar solos meet modern rhythms and vocal melodies. Meanwhile, Blacktoothed have shared stages with the likes of Acres, Annisokay, Bad Omens, Hands Like Houses, Polaris, Thundermother, and many more, and have appeared at the IMPERICON FESTIVAL and many other open air concerts.