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| On 02, Aug 2010

AWOL makes their live debut in the UK with a gig at the Barfly on August 2 2010.

This, the ‘Back From Earth’ EP will be forthcoming in the Autumn via Red Bull Records.

AWOLNATION has already garnered attention Stateside supporting Weezer on recent dates, with a lot more high profile slots to come. Now AWOLNATON will be heading to our shores for their debut UK date.

Genre classification is impossible with AWOLNATION. AWOL has crafted some of the toughest, hardest, most passionate music ever, slamming it with hip-hop and electronic dance beats in a genre-blending mash-up.  Like in ‘Burn It Down,’ a sped-up blitz that goes from the yelps of Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis through the punk of Flag, the Clash and Rage Against the Machine to the most modern techno-dance acts like Justice, Simian Mobile Disco and Boyz Noize, not preaching destruction, but cleansing past sins to make way for future hope.

Some say AWOL is the name he’d rap under while battling his friends free-style, a reference to the way he’d slip out of parties without saying goodbye (“I never liked the pressure of explaining why I’m leaving”) while Oakland Raiders fans contend that NATION comes from a devotion to the era of Bo Jackson and Howie Long. No one really knows the origin, but together they form a commitment to getting rid of life’s wreckage and building a trend based on honesty, commitment and, well, aggressive passion. “It’s not a political statement,” insists AWOL.

“My definition is to escape a situation you can’t handle. A way for all of us to get our aggression out, cry a little bit, or

even laugh.”

The lead EP track ‘Burn It Down’ & ‘Burn It Down’ (Innerpartysystem Remix) is available to download here: .

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