The Bronx Release Tim Armstrong-Directed “Breaking News (Live)”




Dec. 3, 2021, LOS ANGELES – The Bronx close out 2021, a year that saw the SoCal rock band release the critically-acclaimed album Bronx VI (Cooking Vinyl) and a national tour with Dropkick Murphys and Rancid, with a blistering, Tim Armstrong (Rancid)-directed video for “Breaking News (Live)” viewable now via Alternative Press (

“What can you say about working with a legend like Tim Armstrong?” remarks Bronx singer Matt Caughthran. “As an artist and musician he is completely in a league of his own. Recording the live version of ‘Breaking News’ with Tim was everything a punk recording should be; Fast, Live, and Real. We hit it off right away and getting him to shoot the video in that classic black and white Rancid style was icing on the cake.”


“Breaking News” 7-inch artwork by Tim Armstrong


Armstrong also partnered with the band for the artwork accompanying the 7-inch “Breaking News” single. As The Bronx have done for each track on Bronx VI, they’ve offered a limited-edition 7-inch with a companion merch collection ( The band has also made a point of including artists they enjoy and admire to be part of the process. From Dogtown’s Craig Stecyk’s unique glyphs showing up on a Bronx VI skateboard, to LA-by-way-of-Australia duo DabsMyla’s striking imagery for “Superbloom,” U.K. graffiti artist/typographer Gary Stranger’s artwork for “Peace Pipe,” a “White Shadow” themed NFT in associated with cult punk/hardcore/Dead & Co. graphic designer Jeremy Dean, an Estevan Oriol-directed video for “Curb Feelers,” and most recently, a trio of original paintings by tattooer-turned-designer Tokyo Hiro were inserted randomly in the “New Lows” singles.

Bronx VI ( has been hailed for its “tight, joyous rock’n’roll” (Consequence of Sound), with Brooklyn Vegan saying “it’s classic fucking Bronx alright,” Revolver calling the 11-song album “high octane” and Kerrang! declaring them the “perfect punk band”

The Bronx tour dates:

December 10 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Riverworks (as Mariachi El Bronx/‘Tid The Season)

December 11 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Riverworks (‘Tid The Season)

December 15 San Diego, CA Belly Up Tavern (as Mariachi El Bronx)

January 13 Köln, Germany Gebaeude 9

January 14 Münster, Germany Skaters Palace Café

January 16 Hamburg, Germany LOGO

January 17 Berlin, Germany SO36

January 18 Warszawa, Poland Klub Hybrydy

January 19 München, Germany Backstage Werk

January 21 Wien, Austria Arena Wien (Small Hall

January 22 Milano, Italy Legend Club

January 23 Aarau, Switzerland Kiff

January 24 Wiesbaden, Germany Kulturzentrum Schlachthof

January 25 Paris, France Gibus Café

January 26 Bristol, UK Motion

January 27 Brighton, UK Chalk

January 28 Nottingham, UK Rock City

January 29 Manchester, UK O2 Ritz

January 30 Liverpool, UK Invisible Wind Factory

February 1 Glasglow, UK SWG3 Galvanisers

February 2 Newcastle, UK Boiler Shop

February 3 Leeds, UK Stylus

February 4 Bristol, UK SWX

February 5 London, UK Roundhouse

February 7 Dublin, Ireland Opium Rooms

February 8 Belfast, UK Voodoo

Dec. 10 & 11, Jan. 26 to Feb. 5 with Every Time I Die


Photo courtesy of The Bronx


The Bronx formed in 2002, releasing their self-titled debut album the following year. Over the Los Angeles-based band’s 19-year career, The Bronx have released six original albums under their original namesake, and three albums under their alter ego, Mariachi El Bronx. Both iterations of the now legendary SoCal outfit have been hailed for harnessing the “unleashed cries of youthful blue-collar anguish” (Los Angeles Times), and for writing “hard-hitting and catchy hard rock tracks” (Loudwire). The Bronx is Matt Caughthran (vocals), Joby J. Ford (guitar), Ken Horne (guitar), Brad Magers (bass) and Joey Castillo (drums).

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