New Zealand Rockers EKKO PARK announced its new album, Horizon, via Dinner For Wolves.
Horizon is the first Ekko Park album to feature new Guitarist Alex Hargreaves and Bassist Bryan Bell. They join long-time members Joe Walsh on vocals and guitar and Nick Douch on drums.
Horizon can be ordered HERE.
The band recently released a new single, “Uh Oh,” a catchy, up-tempo track.
“‘Uh Oh’ was the last song we wrote for Horizon,” stated Frontman Joe Walsh. “The riff had been around for about 10 years and I brought it in to the final album rehearsal. What I thought was the chorus, Bryan saw as the verse, so we chopped it up, wrote a new chorus and within minutes we had our newest punkiest song & probably our most favorite to play live!”
‘The lyrics were written in a cinema while watching ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’,” Walsh continued. “The narrator of the song is Sam Rockwell’s character ‘Dixon.’ I wrote this from the perspective of Dixon talking to Mildred as the movie ends and final plot twist ensues..
The album’s first single, “All Eyes On Me,” features guest vocalist Grant Nicholas of Welsh indie rock giants Feeder and received worldwide radio play.
Ekko Park released their debut album, Tomorrow Tomorrow Today, in 2013, receiving a nomination for Best Rock Album at the 2014 New Zealand Music Awards. Their second album, Know Hope, was released in 2015 and debuted at #13 on the NZ Album Chart.
“Probable Cause” from the album went to #1 on the Official Italian Rock Radio Airplay Chart while “Validation” peaked at #3. The band continue to receive substantial and continual support from over 200 radio stations across Europe exposing them to over 100 million listeners.
They’ve played sold-out tours of NZ, headlined tours of the UK, Ireland & Italy, supported major international touring acts including Seether, The Living End and Simple Plan as well as playing major New Zealand festivals including Rhythm & Vines and Homegrown. In 2017 they released the single, “Going Uptown,” and now in 2020 they are preparing to make a huge impact with Horizon.
Horizon was recorded at the legendary Roundhead Studios in Auckland with producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Bullet for My Valentine), mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Pixies, Biffy Clyro) and mastered by Ryan Smith (AC/DC , Greta Van Fleet).