Watch and share - https://youtu.be/c7rnyz9jZaA Stream and share - https://li.sten.to/instructionmanual Brighton Alt-Punks’ Debut Album How To Be Alone Released 6th May 2022 via Sugar-Free Records Preorder - https://allbetter.bandcamp.com/album/how-to-be-alone Announce May 2022 UK Tour Dates w/ Buds. + June 2022 Headline Dates + Bristol Booze Cruise Festival Appearance
Hot on the heels of their March UK tour dates with TRASHED, Brighton alt-punk trio ALL BETTER are pleased to reveal the video for their new single ‘Instruction Manual’ which is released Friday 8th April 2022.
The track is the latest to be taken from their debut album How To Be Alone on 6th May 2022 via Sugar-Free Records, available on ltd. edition coke bottle green 12” vinyl.
Album pre-orders are live now: https://allbetter.bandcamp.com/album/how-to-be-alone
Commenting on the track, the band said: “This song explores control and manipulation and what it is to discover those behaviours in someone close to you. In the background, mankind is also currently reflecting on its own behaviour, and as we discuss our ideas with one another, a lack of courtesy seems commonplace. As society begins to aggressively censor itself and rearrange acceptability, it evokes a similar hollow feeling of being uniform, reduced and instructed to be something other than yourself, much like the manipulation from a friend or family member.”
The band are also pleased to announce a run of May 2022 UK tour dates with Hampshire punks Buds. along with a string of June 2022 UK headline tour dates and an appearance at Bristol Booze CruiseFestival—tickets are on sale now (see below for details).
Forthcoming debut album How To Be Alone was announced with lead single ‘Kicking & Screaming’ released last month, picking up early support from online punk tastemakers Maximum Volume, The Punk Site, That’s Good Enough For Me and more.
Debut album How To Be Alone released 6th May 2022
All Better 2022 Live Dates:
MAY (with Buds.)
3rd - Stoke - The Underground
4th - Sheffield - CORP
6th - Manchester - Retro Bar
7th - Milton Keynes -Craufurd Arms (bar)
2nd - Brighton - The Hope & Ruin
14th - Oxford - The Library
16th - Margate - Elsewhere
17th - Leicester - The Shed
18th - BRISTOL - Booze Cruise Festival
24th - Cambridge - The Blue Moon
Formed in Brighton 2018, All Better's blend of high energy punk riffs and infectious alt-rock/pop hooks have so far led them to tour the UK and mainland Europe a number of times, sharing the stage with scene favourites Remo Drive, As It Is, Roam, Spanish Love Songs and Pkew Pkew Pkew.
Releasing two extended plays to date, A Turn at Being Cool (2018) and How It All Worked Out (2019), the punk rock trio are known for their high energy live shows and creative music videos, whilst 2021 saw the release of two new standalone singles ‘Jokers Song’ and ‘The Laughing Stock of Me’.
Produced by Daly George (Boston Manor, Creeper, Nervus, Milk Teeth) at The Ranch Production House in Southampton, forthcoming debut album How to be Alone is a nostalgia-packed record that will make you feel like you’ve rediscovered a long lost love from your punk record collection, whilst throwing in plenty of modern pop influences.
"As soon as I heard the demos for the new record I knew the guys were onto something real special,” said George of working with the band. “Making this record has been one of the greatest moments in the studio for me, and I’m very grateful to have been asked to produce it.”
Track by track, the album breaks down feelings of loss, self worth, heartache and the struggles of becoming an adult, but this is by no means a bleak or dreary record—instead, All Better offer positive affirmations with humility and humour whilst reinforcing the constant reminder to not take life too seriously.
Fun, energetic, and full of hooks, with their long-awaited debut All Better have embarked on a more mature path, beautifully blending the biting grit of modern pop with a big nostalgic nod to all those punk records that made the genre great to begin with.
ALL BETTER online: