SPOTLIGHT BAND: The Run Up release new EP. Contributed by Alex Bock

Bristol based melodic punk rock band The Run Up just released their new EP ‘Good Friends, Bad Luck’. A few weeks back, they introduced the first single off that album, ‘The Upside Of Being Down’:

‘Good Friends, Bad Luck’ is not only the title of The Run Up’s newest 5-track offering, but also a perfect summary of life in a DIY punk rock band. The new EP from the Bristol-based melodic punks is inspired by making the best out of terrible situations, friendships and being true to yourself.

‘Good Friends, Bad Luck’ has seen the band strengthen their existing relationship with Real Ghost Records, as well as linking ties with German punk rock label, Uncle M. ‘Good Friends, Bad Luck’ will be released worldwide on Special Edition 12” Etched Vinyl and Digital Download on Friday 28th September 2018.

“We decided on ‘Good Friends, Bad Luck’ because of the amount of shitty luck we’ve had on the road recently with our van breaking down, missing shows and even getting robbed of our wheels on a duel carriageway in Germany.” said vocalist Larry Bernard. “We are super lucky to have each other to rely on to make the best of the bad situations.”

The Upside Of Being Down


1.     Good Friends, Bad Luck

2.     The Upside Of Being Down

3.     Captain

4.     Eternal Ghost

5.       Keep Going


The band is currently out on tour in the UK and Europe. Take a listen to the new songs and make sure to catch the band live

01.10.2018 – UK – Birmingham – Subside+
02.10.2018 – UK – Leeds – Temple Of Boom+
03.10.2018 – UK – Exeter – The Cavern+
04.10.2018 – UK – Sheffield – Mulberry Tavern+
05.10.2018 – UK – Lancaster – The Bobbin+
07.10.2018 – UK – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms+
08.10.2018 – UK – London – Slaughtered Lamb+
09.10.2018 – UK – Glasgow – Broadcast+
10.10.2018 – UK – Manchester – Eagle Inn+
11.10.2018 – UK – Bristol – Mother’s Ruin+
12.10.2018 – UK – Bolton – The Alma Inn+
14.11.2018 – UK – Cardiff – Tiny Rebel^
16.11.2018 – UK – London – The Alma Inn~
17.11.2018 – BEL – Mol – El Topo Goes Fringo~
25.11.2018 – IT – Milan – Eterotopia~
26.11.2018 – IT – Castiglione Delle Stiviere – Arci Dallò~
27.11.2018 – DE – Munich – Private~
28.11.2018 – CZ – Prague – Café Na půl cesty~
30.11.2018 – DE – Hamburg – Frosty Booze Cruise~
01.12.2018 – DE – Bremen – Bürgerhaus Weserterrassen~
* w/ The Penske File
+ w/ The Moms
^ w/ The Slow Death & Mikey Erg
~ w/ Junior Battles

For more information on the band, follow their social media


~  Contributed by Alex Bock,


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