Saturday 10 Dec 2016 8:00pm - 12:00am
‘Elva’ 15th Anniversary Tour
Killrockstar Entertainment presents San Diego melodic punk rock stalwarts, Unwritten Law, in Australia for their 'Elva'‘15th Anniversary tour this December.
Formed in Poway, California, Unwritten Law were a major part of the power pop-punk movement that swept through America in the early 90’ s. With ferocious punk energy and rock solid quality song craft, Unwritten Law broke through a crowd of contemporaries to gouge out their own unique furrow on the still forming melodic punk rock landscape. It was this groove that drew fans across the globe to the band - no more so than in Australia, where they have fostered a long-lasting love affair through frequent successful tours. Returning again this December, following a memorable 2015 run, Unwritten Law will reaffirm this affinity with the local punk rock fraternity!
With a genesis at the dawn of the 90’ s, it was 1994’ s Blue Room album that changed everything for the then emerging California hopefuls. Released by local label Red Eye Records, it established Unwritten Law’ s early sound of fast-paced punk rock and gave them the opportunity to build their reputation by playing local shows in and around the San Diego area. White-hot songs like "CPK," "Shallow," and "Suzanne" would become favourites with local fans and would remain in their live set for years to come. Blue Room was the album that brought Unwritten Law from the punk rock wilderness into the gaze of the wider music world changing their collective destiny in the process.
From this point and over the course of 6 more albums including1996’ s Oz Factor, 1998’ s Unwritten Law (aka The Black Album), 2002’ s Elva, 2005’ s Here's to the Mourning and their most recent album Swan, Unwritten Law have generated a musical legacy full of memorable anthems and highlights. Songs like “Celebration Song”, “Save Me“, “She Says”, "California Sky", "Holiday" and "Cailin", amongst many others continue to quicken the pulse at live shows to this day and have cemented the band’ s longevity and status as major and much-loved players in the world of melodic punk rock.
With Elva, the band moved away from their previously established punk-rock formula and towards a more accessible hard rock sound - finding success with the song ‘ Seein’ Red’ which reached #1 on US modern rock charts. Elva was the band’ s first album with bassist Pat “PK” Kim and features guest appearances by Tony Kanal of No Doubt, Josh Freese of The Vandals and Neville Staple of The Specials. After the closing track “Evolution” there is a phone message from Blink-182 singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge, a close friend of the band who had grown up with them in their home town of Poway.
Elva hits the audience with all sorts of styles - formulating a winning combination of rhythm, gentle vocals, hard guitar and compelling lyrics. Don’ t miss UL in all their glory this December, playing Elva in full.