Listen to The Interrupters' joyous, uplifting new single Anything Was Better

The Interrupters
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Los Angeles ska punk quartet The Interrupters have shared a second single from their forthcoming In The Wild album. Anything Was Better follows on from the release, last month, of the album's first single, In The Mirror.

The album is being touted as vocalist Aimee Interrupters' most personal work with the band. The second verse of Anything Was Better runs:

'I met a band, they played a show
And then we head out on the road
We made it down to Arizona
Where it didn’t seem so cold
I had a California Dream
You know I need that fun fun fun
Cuz anything was better
Than where I was from'

The quartet will release In The Wild, their fourth studio album, on August 5 via Hellcat/Epitaph Records. 

Speaking about the album, the band say, “We put so much love into this album. Produced by our very own Kevin Bivona, this album takes you on a journey throughout [vocalist] Aimee’s life and every song is a deep delve.

"We recorded almost the entire record in our home studio during the lockdown which as we all know was a turbulent time for everyone. The making of the record allowed us to have purpose and to rid our closets of all the skeletons lurking.  Humbled and honored to have features from Tim Armstrong, Rhoda Dakar, Alex and Greg from Hepcat, and The Skints.”

The Interrupters are set to launch a co-headline US tour with Flogging Molly next month, with support from Tiger Army and The Skints.

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.