Four piece American hardcore punk band, Code Orange Kids, are set to return back to the studio to record a new album this February.
The band originally began as punk but have gradually progressed heavier and heavier, more so since guitarist Bob Rizzo joined. But it appears that their new album is set to be their heaviest yet, especially since they are teaming up with Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou.
Janni Morgan, drummer/vocalist for COK, announced the addition of Ballou during an interview with Idobi Howl writer, Alex Rudisill.
“We’re recording a record in February with Kurt. I’m really excited about it. It’s different. A lot of the heavier parts are heavier and sometimes more obvious. A lot of the odd parts are weirder and a little more anti-social.”
He later adds “I think it marks a very new era for our band.”
But this isn’t the first time Ballou has been involved. He also produced their debut album ‘Love Is Love // Return To Dust’ back in October 2012.
Since then, Orange Kids have taken part in a compilation album alongside Tiger Jaw, The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and Self Defense Family which was released early last year.
However it hasn’t always been sunshine and screaming for these kids. The band formed back in 2009 as a group of innocent 14 years olds who found the time to practice their music in between lessons on algebra and Hemingway. Due to their age and the fact that the members attended different high schools, the band had little time to gig aside from school holidays. When they did manage to find the time, very few places would let them due to them being below the age of 18. However, their lack of pocket money is certainly not reflected in their lack of creativity and between them they recorded three demo CD’s.
It has been a year since the band have been all together in the studio, due to them touring alongside LetLive and Every Time I Die. However, now the tour is finished (and they’re still alive) it is time for them to let loose and show the world just how much these kids have got to offer.