SPEED Announce Debut LP Only One Mode + Release Music Video for Ripping Opening Track

Photo: James Hartley

"I’ve never felt more proud to claim Australian hardcore!"

That's what SPEED vocalist Jem Siow told me when I first chatted with him back in 2020. Little did I know at the time how popular his band would become throughout the global hardcore community.

2022's Gang Called Speed EP truly broke the doors open for the quintet, and I was there at Sound and Fury that same year where they were met with a rapturous response from the thousands in attendance that afternoon.

Today, SPEED have announced the forthcoming release of their debut album, Only One Mode. The Sydney-based group is teasing the LP with a music video for its savage-sounding opening track, "Real Life Love." The clip was produced by the band along with Jack Rudder and Thomas Elliot, and is dedicated to their late friend, Tahmid Nurullah, who can be seen throughout the video.

If their previous "Not That Nice" proved, SPEED clearly understand what it takes to make a sick music video, and "Real Life Love" further proves that:

Here is what Jem had to say about the about "Real Life Love":

“My time in hardcore has informed the relationships I have with everyone I hold close. An unconditional sense of love and loyalty. A bond that knows no words. Relationships that now span a lifetime. To us, this unique sense of deep-seated understanding is the essence of hardcore, it's what we're most passionate about and grateful for. Yet there are many in, and especially outside of this space who conflate this idea. If you stick around long enough, you might just get it. Otherwise, what's the point to all of this?”

Only One Mode will be out July 12th via Flatspot Records (USA) and Last Ride Records (AUS).

SPEED tour dates w/ Knocked Loose, Show Me the Body, Loathe
May 01: Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
May 03: Lawrence, KS – Granada
May 04: Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
May 05: Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
May 06: Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
May 07: Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
May 10: Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
May 11: Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine
May 12: San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
May 14: Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
May 15: Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
May 17: Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
May 18: Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
May 19: Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
May 21: St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
May 22: Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
May 23: Chicago, IL – Salt Shed
May 24: Newport, KY – Megacorp Pavilion
May 25: Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
May 28: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage Age
May 29: Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
May 30: Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
May 31: New York, NY – Terminal 5
Jun 01: Boston, MA – Roadrunner
Jun 03: Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
Jun 04: Montreal, QC – Olympia
Jun 05: Toronto, ON – History
Jun 07: Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Jun 08: Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
Jun 09: St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live

Jun 10: Orlando, FL - The Abbey w/ Day By Day, Three Knee Deep

Jun 14: Leicestershire, UK - Download Festival
Jun 15: Leeds, UK - Brudnell Social Club
Jun 15: London, UK - Flatspot World
Jun 18: Darmstadt, GER - Oettinger Villa
Jun 19: Oberhausen, GER - Kulttempel
Jun 20: Ghent, BE  - De Chinastraat
Jun 21: Rennes, FR - Superbowl of Hardcore
June 22: Guardamiglio, IT - Low L Festival
Jun 23: Gräfenhainichen, GER - Full Force Festival
Jun 24: Nuremberg, GER - Kunstverein
Jun 25: Karlsruhe, GER - Die Stadtmitte
Jun 26: Viveiro, ES - Resurrection Festival
Jun 28: Clisson, FR - Hellfest

Jul 19: Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Monarch w/ Have Heart
Jul 20: Boston, MA - Roadrunner w/ Have Heart

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