The Treatment’s Debut Album To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks, New Video Released
August 1, 2011
The Treatment, the five-piece rock troupe from Cambridge who have recently appeared at both the Sonisphere and High Voltage festivals, will have their debut album ‘This Might Hurt’ released on September 5th 2011 through Spinefarm Records.
Featuring tracks such as “Departed”, “The Doctor” and the new single/video “Drink, Fuck, Fight”, this 12-track release (plus two bonus tracks) is currently collecting considerable acclaim — not just in the UK but also in Canada, Germany, the US and Japan, and indeed the band are expecting to visit Japan for the first time later this year.
In support of the September release, a ‘launch party’ will take place at the Borderline in London on Tuesday, September 6th; in keeping with the theme of the album artwork (a nurse with a chainsaw — not sure if you can get this on the NHS?!) and “Drink…” video, those attending are being encouraged to come in medical attire, or at least sporting a mocked-up ‘injury’ or ‘wound’. The person judged to have made most effort on the night will receive a signed Yamaha guitar.
At a time when so much rock music is defined according to a specific genre or sub-genre, it’s refreshing for a new band to come along who are both happy and proud to be called simply ‘rock’… and when that band are just 18 years old, then the project becomes very exciting indeed: classic sounds filtered through young hearts an’ minds.
A five-strong outfit based in the Cambridge area of the UK, The Treatment are indeed tender in years, but you’d never guess that from the quality of their song-writing or the confident swagger of their live show. It’s only really the exuberance and in-built energy of their playing that gives the game away, adding a fresh-faced twist to some deeply classic grooves.
Combining the drive of early Def Leppard with the song-writing ability of prime UFO and Thin Lizzy, the whole thing underpinned by the sort of low-slung riffing redolent of early Aerosmith or G n’ R, The Treatment are unashamedly inspired by an era when rock bands looked like rock bands and were generally intent on causing a stir (both onstage and off); an era when the lifestyle was important, when music was everything and when vinyl was king.