MOS WARPED WEEK: Knuckle Puck and With Confidence

IMG_0767all photos by Meredith Szturm

Happy Friday, MOS readers! Continuing our coverage of Vans Warped Tour, we have a write up and a gallery of Knuckle Puck, a band near and dear to my heart, and some news and photos of Australian pop punk band With Confidence. You can check out those features below!

Knuckle Puck is a five-piece pop-punk band from Chicago, Illinois and if you haven’t ever given them a listen, you need to right this second. Stop reading and listen to them. I mean it. But really, Knuckle Puck has spent years crafting their sound and growing in to what they are today. Vocalist Joe Taylor’s emotional, gritty voice along with beautifully coordinated guitars and drums create a sound unique to the band, and on their most recent release (2015’s Copacetic, Rise Records), it really shines. I’ve seen Knuckle Puck play four times now, and they’ve only gotten better. They know what songs to include in their set to make their fans happy and to draw in new fans, and you can feel the passion and heart that each of them leaves on the stage with every performance. Despite the heat, Warped Tour was no exception. Knuckle Puck delivered a powerful set and even invited a team member of suicide prevention/mental health awareness organization Hope For The Day on stage before they started to talk a little bit about how you can reach out if you or someone you know needs help with those things. You can check out some photos from Knuckle Puck’s set, as well as some music and tour dates below!

Tour Dates (after Warped Tour)

Dec 01 Backstage By The Mill Paris, France
Dec 02 MTC Cologne, Germany
Dec 03 Kellerclub Stuttgart, Germany
Dec 04 Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dec 06 Hafenklang Hamburg, Germany
Dec 07 JC Kavka Antwerpen, Belgium
Dec 09 Electric Ballroom London, United Kingdom
Dec 10 Asylum Birmingham, United Kingdom
Dec 11 Riverside Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Dec 13 St Luke’s Glasgow, United Kingdom
Dec 14 Club Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Dec 15 Stylus Leeds, United Kingdom
Dec 16 Thekla Bristol, United Kingdom
Dec 17 Engine Rooms Southampton, United Kingdom

With Confidence is a four-piece pop punk/alternative rock band from Sydney, Australia and they’re quickly taking the world by storm. They were recently signed to Hopeless Records (last year to be exact) and followed up that huge milestone with another, the release of their first full-length, Better Weather. Their impeccable stage presence, infectious energy and enthusiasm, and catchy music have created the mixture that draws new fans in every day. This band was a no question addition to Warped Tour this year, and I only see them getting bigger. Check out some photos and music below.

Tour Dates (after Warped Tour)

Sep 08 The Metro Theatre Sydney, Australia
Sep 09 Prince Bandroom St. Kilda, Australia
Sep 10 Max Watts West End, Australia

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One Response to MOS WARPED WEEK: Knuckle Puck and With Confidence

  1. I love With Confidence so much! I have yet to listen to Knuckle Puck, but maybe I should do that. With Con was so so good live though and such nice guys! I wrote a review of Better Weather if you could check it out 🙂


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