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New Hardcore Band Spotlight: Playn for Keeps

Band: Playn for Keeps
From: Fort Lupton, Colorado

Their formation story:
(Chris Westphal, drums): "Marcos Gonzalez (guitarist, ex-Inherit the Horror) made an Instagram story asking 'who wants to jam?' with a picture of his guitar and said he moved back to Fort Lupton, which is 10 ish minutes away from where I live. Marcos and I played together in a previous band 10+ years ago, but life got in the way. But we decided to give another shot now that we live close.

"We have been hashing out songs over the past year, and eventually asked vocalist John Rocha (ex-Come Forth By Day) to join us because Marcos and I both love John’s previous band. John finally decided to join once we released our 2-song demo at the beginning of the year and John liked what we released then. We asked our other friend, Nick Livingston (bass) to join. Nick also played in another band with Marcos way back in the day.

 "It felt like a good time dipping our toes in, especially seeing the TimeXHeist dudes, and all these young new kids doing the damn thing really inspired us."

Their sound in their own words:
"Heavy metallic catchy hardcore. Our influences include Throwdown, Hatebreed, Bury Your Dead, Recon, All Out War, Until the End, Die My Will, Unearth, and Shai Hulud."

Latest release info:
"We've been recording with our good buddy Talon (Year Walker Studios) who plays in Venom & Valor and Fateseeker. We're just stoked to get what we’ve been working on over the last year finally out there. It's the funnest/heaviest music I’ve ever been a part of and I totally love it.

Future plans:
"First of all, I'm just really thankful for all the shows we played this year so far, and the reception we gotten so far. Stoked on releasing these songs, and a few others in the coming months. We will continue to play shows here in Colorado. The next show is June 7th at D3 art studio for the Time X Heist European kick off tour, seeing our boys off.

"After that, we're playing a show the next day (June 8th) in Colorado Springs at Vultures with Pressure Drop. Finally, we're playing June 12th at D3 with The Cutthroats and Kind Eyes. Then, by 2025, we are planning on doing a little Midwest or West Coast run of dates."

What other bands from their region should we check out?
"Writhe In Fear, Wolfblizter, Eyes of Salt , Time X Heist, Last Ditch, Ignorant Bliss, Suicide Cages, Venom and Valor, Moral Law, Lucked Out, Polish, Flak, Bad Timing, Back Lip, Destiny Bond."

Playn for Keeps on social media: Twitter | Instagram

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