Summerlin have released a music video to accompany the title track of their forthcoming debut album ‘You Can’t Burn Out If You’re Not On Fire’ ahead of their UK headline dates which kick off this week. The video was produced by Tom Barnes and filmed in Mansfield at a building which was used by American troops in the second world war as a ration supply rail station to load trains with rations for the troops abroad.
Summerlin’s upcoming debut full-length, ‘You Can’t Burn Out If You’re Not On Fire’, will be released on 14th May, 2012. The album is a rallying cry for anyone who dreams of escaping their dreaded daily grind, and boldly shouting their true intentions to the world. It was mixed and mastered by the legendary Pelle Henricsson (Refused, Entombed, In Flames). Sequestered in Henricsson’s Tonteknik studio in Umeå, Sweden, the band had the rare opportunity to pick the brain of an industry icon, who’s produced some of the most important recordings in punk-rock, metal and hardcore.
Borrowing a famous quote from Doors frontman Jim Morrison, the title ‘You Can’t Burn Out If You’re Not On Fire’ succinctly summarizes the heart of the record—you’ll never risk a glorious downfall if you haven’t ever soared. Kicking in hard and fast with opening cut ‘Let It Go,’ the album projects a consistent message of hope, tempered with the ugliness of the daily reality our protagonists must overcome.
Summerlin formed in late 2008 and from the outset they were writing material with a sound that combined pop-punk with the harder elements they also loved. The early growing pains and lineup changes ensued, but by summer 2009 the band unveiled an EP, So Make Your Move. Early tours began in the U.K. and Europe, climaxing with an appearance at the 2011 Slam Dunk Festival, alongside the likes of Less Than Jake, The Starting Line, Goldfinger, Anti-Flag and Set Your Goals.
21st – Rock City
22nd – Camden Barfly
24th – Doncaster Leopard
28th – Manchester Satans hollow
29th – Glasgow Stairway Club