It’s fairly evident that Teenage Fantasy possesses quite more edge than its predecessor Great White Whale. It’s a hell of a rocker, full of crunching guitar riffs and slick production. Not to mention, Charles Finn has a fantastic voice. –ABSOLUTE PUNK

Canada’s own Secret And Whisper have announced a South African Tour for May. This is the band’s first live shows since releasing their new album Teenage Fantasy (Tooth & Nail) earlier this month. The album has been receiving positive press including the aforementioned quote from the Absolute Punk review above. Speaking on the album vocalist Charles Finn offers “This album is more united than our previous work. We have different moods throughout but it works better as a whole. Of course we’re outdated because we still have the mentality of making an album when most kids now just care about a song.” Finn along with fellow bandmates Jordan Chase (bass), Jason Ciolli (guitar), Ryan Loerke (drums) and newest addition Dave Ecker (guitar) previously released 2008’s debut Great White Whale. In that same year the band played over 270 shows touring the U.S. relentlessly with bands such as Emery, Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, A Static Lullaby, Still Remains, Dance Gavin Dance and Emarosa culminating in an appearance in Japan at Loud Park alongside Meshuggah and Slipknot playing to over 26,000 people. Look for the band to announce U.S. dates shortly.

May 21st Cape Town, SA Mercury Live/The Assembly
May 22nd Stellenbosch SA Klein Libertas
May 25th Bleomfontein SA Mystic Boer
May 26th Potchefstroom SA Potch University
May 27th FTV – Silverstar Casino
May 28th Pretoria SA Cheeky Monkey
May 29th Seasons Wither Festival
May 30th Acoustic Set – Gin Greenside


The Undertaking 2021

Quite The Undertaking

Frenzied. Chaotic. Punk. The Undertaking!, San Diego's newest wild bunch, is about to release their debut album, and, if their live show is a premonition of any kind, the world will be opening up to one heck of a party with them. Contributing writer Andrew Voigt talks to vocalist Austin Visser about the band's new album, the reality of their music, and how they've been able to embrace their creative freedom.


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