Pröwess release new EP ‘Roll’n With The Punches’
North Carolina rockers Pröwess released a new EP titled Roll’n With The Punches yesterday (on July 21, 2018), which follows their debut EP Headfirst, which was released back in January 2017.
Nü Echo Media PR‘s press release states in part (with slight edits):
“Since the beginning of music, rock n’ roll has set the standard for top-shelf live performances, with band members constantly pushing the boundaries between safe and insane. Rock n’ roll group Pröwess continues to push that border, from bassist Kenny Keeler mounting whichever highest surface is available to vocalist Dalton Bowes seducing the audience with his mic stand. Fear is far from the minds of Pröwess members in live performances, even when one tour night ended with their RV being hi-jacked with the band inside.
Back in January, Pröwess‘ RV was stolen in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania during loadout on the third day of their winter tour. On board were various band and crew members, family members and friends. The band’s trailer was open and dragged for three miles, splaying equipment across the highway. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in the incident, the suspect was detained, and it went down as a berserk night in Pröwess tour history. Garnering national media attention including Alternative Press and Metal Injection, the event inspired the band to record a live EP dedicated to the insane stories from the road, Roll’n With the Punches.
Featuring two new songs and live versions of “Let It Ride” and hit single “No Survivors”, with a bonus acoustic track “Show Me…Again”, the EP features emotional group vocals as vocalist Dalton Bowes showcases Pröwess‘ ability to quite literally “roll with the punches”. After the world watched Pröwess continue the winter tour without missing a single date, it became clear that this is a rock n’ roll band that can’t be stopped. While they lost some gear from the incident, the band got it fixed and lived to tell the tale.”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Roll’n With The Punches: “Ultimately, I was not expecting much from Roll’n With The Punches when it was labeled as being a live recording, even though I had enjoyed the band’s Headfirst EP. I couldn’t have been more wrong in my expectation. I will be the first to admit that I might have to reassess my stance on live albums because I was completely blown away by the quality of Roll’n With The Punches. Saying that however, the live aspect has clearly been cleaned up in the studio to produce a more polished product for the market. Traces of audience noise and applause are left to the starts and ends of songs, and occasionally during breakdowns. For me though, that is fine. It doesn’t take away from the fact that the foundation of the recording is live with overdubs and studio refinement only enhancing the experience. Most bands do that these days anyway.”
Pröwess‘ “Let It Ride” (live) song: