LOATHE reveal new collaboration version of “Is It Really You?” with TEENAGE WRIST

“Is It Really You?,” taken from Loathe’s 2020 record I Let It In and It Took Everythinghas been identified as one of the pivotal moments in the band’s sonic evolution — due in part to its shoegaze-laced atmosphere. This new version is a lustrous interpretation, embracing the track’s almost dream pop aesthetic.

Marshall Gallagher from Teenage Wriststates, “We discovered I Let It In and It Took Everything while we were tracking Earth Is a Black Hole, and it immediately became one of my favorite records of that year. Honestly, I only listened deep to a handful of records while we were making ours and that was one of them. So, it was pretty wild to get to dig through the actual tracks and do our own interpretation of ‘Is It Really You?’ I was already such a big fan and that song in particular really hit me. It’s extra cool to know that we’re fans of each other’s music and hopefully we get to share a stage soon.”

Loathe weighs in, saying, “Teenage Wrist are great! We’ve been fans of their music for a while and soon after the release of their latest record, we caught wind that they’d be interested in collaborating with us. And so their take on ‘Is It Really You?’ was born. It’s interesting to hear our song through another artists respective lens, especially from artists you appreciate and enjoy, too.”

Additionally, Loathe will be embarking on a 23-date North American tour this spring as support to Code Orange. All dates are below.

4/3 — Detroit, MI — Magic Stick
4/4 — Chicago, IL — The Metro
4/5 — Omaha, NE — Slowdown
4/6 — Denver, CO — Summit Theater
4/7 — Salt Lake City, UT — Soundwell
4/9 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw Theatre
4/10 — Seattle, WA — The Crocodile
4/11 — Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom
4/12 — Sacramento, CA — Goldfield Trading Post
4/13 — San Francisco, CA — August Hall
4/18 — Mesa, AZ — The Nile
4/20 — Pomona, CA — The Glass House
4/23 — Las Vegas, NV — 24 Oxford
4/25 — Austin, TX — Empire Control Room and Garage
4/26 — Fort Worth, TX — Tulips
4/27 — Houston, TX — The Secret Group
4/29 — Jacksonville, FL — Underbelly
4/30 — Tampa, FL — The Orpheum
5/2 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade (Heaven)
5/3 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Sound Stage
5/4 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
5/6 — Brooklyn, NY — Warsaw
5/7 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club

2021 was an incredible year for Loathe, especially in the live arena, completing their biggest UK headline tour in December, in which they performed I Let It In and It Took Everything in full each night. They racked up a number of live UK dates with While She Sleeps, and appeared at the Download Festival Pilot, Reading and Leeds Festival, and Slam Dunk.

Loathe’s latest record The Things They Believe was released unannounced in February 2021; it was an ambient soundtrack album accompanying a limited edition photobook by Mark Unthank. Despite the critical success of 2020’s I Let It In and It Took Everything, some of the record’s central themes were left incomplete. The Things They Believe drew out some of the ideas from I Let It In and It Took Everything, pushing them in a radical new direction. I Let It In and It Took Everything showcased Loathe’s hard and heavy experimentalism, while The Things They Believe brought out a more esoteric side to the band.

The Things They Believe
Two-Way Mirror
Aggressive Evolution
New Faces In The Dark

Kadeem France — Vocals
Erik Bickerstaffe — Guitar, Vocals
Feisal El-Khazragi — Bass
Sean Radcliffe — Drums