Safe in Sound (Lower Than Atlantis album)
Safe in Sound is the fifth and final studio album by British rock band Lower Than Atlantis. Following the release of Changing Tune, Island Records were streamlining and dropping artists who were underselling. Despite the album underselling, the group couldn't be dropped as the label had picked the option for their next album; the label offered the band the chance to take an advance and leave, which they subsequently did to build a personal studio. Here, the group worked on their next album, Lower Than Atlantis, released through Sony Music and supported by successful tours. In early 2015, the band were having discussions with Sony about their next album. Drum tracks were recorded in late 2015 at The Pool at Miloco Studios in London with producer Dan Lancaster. Following a six-month break, which began from December 2015, the band were recording in their own studio in July–August 2016. All of the guitar and bass parts were recorded in their personal studio, vocals were recorded at Lancaster's house and vocalist/guitarist Mike Duce's flat.
Mixes were done. The majority of the songs were co-written between Duce and one of three songwriters: Julian Emery, Lancaster or Dan McDougall. "Work for It" was released as a single in August 2016, a music video for the song followed a month later. In October, Safe in Sound was announced for release, a music video was released for "Dumb". In November, the group supported You Me at Six in Europe, a music video was released for "Had Enough". In January 2017, "Boomerang" was made available for streaming, in the following month, Safe in Sound was released through Easy Life Records and Red Essential. Lower Than Atlantis released their third album Changing Tune in October 2012 through Island Records. Sometime afterwards, the label was in the process of streamlining and dropping artists that were underselling. Despite the album reaching the top 30, it undersold the label's expectations; the band, couldn't be dropped due to the label having picked the option for their next album. The label gave the band the choice to either release the next album through them but with no marketing, or take an advance and leave the label.
The band subsequently built their own recording studio. The band spent the following couple of years working on their next album. After signing with Sony Music in 2014, the group released their self-titled album in October of the same year, charting in the top 20 in the UK; the album's lead single, "Here We Go", went on to sell over 50,000 copies worldwide. The album was supported by two sold-out tours of the UK, as well as a support slots for A Day to Remember on their UK tour, Hands Like Houses in Australia and the US. In May 2015, guitarist Ben Sansom revealed the group were having discussions with Sony Music about their next album: "Everyone seems excited for what next." All of the drum tracks had been recorded at The Pool at Miloco Studios in London, over the course of three weekends in late 2015. The drums were recorded here due to the band's personal studio consisting of a control room, a live room, storage for their equipment. Duce said their studio was "great for close mic stuff but not so good for big room drums."
Vocal overdubs and stomps were recorded. Dan Lancaster produced the sessions here, with assistance from Jamie McEvoy. Lancaster engineered the drums, with additional drum engineering by Darren Jones. Jones mentioned that the group planned to record a few songs but "liked the sound so much they decided to do the whole album". Following the end of a UK tour in December 2015, the band members went on a six-month break to spend time with family. According to Duce, the group spent a period of time "refining our sound as well as trying some new techniques."In July 2016, Rock Sound reported that the band was in the process of recording. Recording took place at Titan Studios in Watford. Here, the band recorded all of the bass parts, which were engineered by Sansom. Most of the guitar tracks were recorded clean, re-amped on. Duce described the recording process as: "Me, Ben and Dan sitting in our studio running through things in a pretty leisurely way." The songs were recorded in batches of two at a time, according to Duce, "like a production line".
This allowed the band to concentrate their efforts and "make them sound as good as possible."Vocals were recorded at Lancaster's house and Duce's flat, which were engineered by Lancaster. Duce reasoned that vocals were recorded at Lancaster's house "because he couldn't be bothered to come to ours." By mid-August, Duce said the group were "about seven songs in," and were planning on having 10 songs completed. Duce explained that if albums had less than 12 songs, they would need to be "stonking belters... The seven that we've got now are those kind of songs." The deadline for album was during a European tour with You Me at Six, during which, the band were listening to mixes done by Lancaster. Duce explained: "We were doing mix points and sending them back, it was mental, but we got it done in the end." Dick Beetham mastered the recordings at 360 Mastering. Duce explained the album's name was taken from "the idea of being'safe and sound' but being safe within music." The album's themes delve into "depression, being in love and monetary worries to name a few", according to Duce.
While the group's self-titled effort was a mixture of "some bangin’ LTA songs, some rock bangers... stuff I’d written with boybands in mind," Duce intended Safe in Sound to be "100 per cent." Most of the songs were written between Duce and an additional writer: "Had Enough" with Julian Emery and Lancaster, "Dumb", "Long Time Comi
All Time Low
All Time Low is an American rock band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson; the band's name is taken from lyrics in the song "Head on Collision" by New Found Glory. The band tours year-long, has headlined numerous tours, has appeared at music festivals including Warped Tour and Leeds and Soundwave. Beginning as a high school band, the band released their debut EP The Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End EP in 2004 through local label Emerald Moon. Since the band has released seven studio albums: The Party Scene, So Wrong, It's Right, Nothing Personal, Dirty Work, Don't Panic, Future Hearts and Last Young Renegade. All Time Low released their first live album, Straight to DVD, in 2010, released their second live album, Straight to DVD II: Past and Future Hearts, on September 9, 2016.
On February 17, 2017, the band announced a new single entitled "Dirty Laundry" on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show – their first single since their move from Hopeless Records to Fueled by Ramen. Formed while still in high school in 2003, All Time Low began covering songs by pop punk bands such as Blink-182; the band's line-up included Alex Gaskarth on vocals, Jack Barakat on guitar, TJ Ihle on lead guitar and backing vocals, Chris Cortilello on bass, Rian Dawson on drums. Cortilello and Ihle left the band, resulting in the band laying dormant until Zack Merrick joined on bass and Gaskarth picked up guitar, they released a four-song EP in November before signing to Emerald Moon Records in 2004. They released their second EP, titled The Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End EP that same year; the band released their debut studio album, The Party Scene, in July 2005. In December, it was announced that the band was no longer signed, but were attracting attention from a number of record labels.
In late 2006, the band performed a showcase for John Janick the founder of record label Fueled by Ramen. They were not signed because Cute Is What We Aim For had been taken on by the label, not in a position to sign another band at the time; the band was brought to the attention of Hopeless Records by fellow touring band Amber Pacific. The band said in an interview that they were starting to get serious about music while in their senior year of high school; the EP entered the Independent Albums chart at the Top Heatseekers at No. 12. All Time Low began a busy tour in support the EP in late 2006. After the tour, the band began writing material for their second studio album. In the summer of 2007, All Time Low played the Vans Warped Tour on the Smartpunk Stage, they made their live debut in the UK in late 2007 supporting Plain White T's. All Time Low released their second studio album So Wrong, It's Right in September 2007, it peaked at No. 62 on No. 6 on the Independent Albums chart. The second single from the album, "Dear Maria, Count Me In", written about a stripper, became the band's first single to reach the charts and peaked at No. 86 on the Pop 100.
In 2011, the single was certified Gold for 500,000 shipments. In early 2008 the band completed their first headlining tour, the Manwhores and Open Sores Tour with opening acts Every Avenue, Mayday Parade, Just Surrender. Following the release of So Wrong, It's Right, All Time Low gained popularity making their TRL debut on February 12, 2008, they have been featured on MTV's Discover and Download and Music Choice's Fresh Crops, have been added to both MTV's Big Ten and MTV Hits playlists. On March 7, 2008, the band made their live television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and performed live at the mtvU Woodie Awards. From March 2008 to May 2008, they co-headlined the AP Tour 2008 with The Rocket Summer. In May 2008 they played at the Give It a Name Festival. In May 2008, they co-headlined a UK tour with Cobra Starship. In July 2008, the band headlined the Shortest Tour Ever with supporting acts Hit the Lights and There for Tomorrow. From mid-July to mid-August they played the 2008 Vans Warped Tour.
They ended 2008 with their headlining tour, the Compromising of Integrity, Morality & Principles in Exchange for Money Tour with Mayday Parade, The Maine, Every Avenue. In December 2008, All Time Low was named "Band of the Year" by Alternative Press magazine and featured on the cover of their January 2009 issue. In early 2009, All Time Low confirmed in an interview with UK magazine Rock Sound that they had begun writing new material for a third studio album and revealed they had collaborated with artists and producers to help co-write a number of songs. Although still in the writing process, All Time Low began recording for their new album in January 2009, they finished recording only a month later; the album's lead single "Weightless" was released in March 2009 and became the band's first song to achieve some radio play worldwide. The song was included during the band's appearance at major concert venues, such as Bambooozle in May 2009, to promote the new album. All Time Low released their third studio album Nothing Personal in July 2009.
Before its official release, the full album was made available for streaming download one week earlier through MTV's The Leak. Billboard magazine predicted that the album "looked like it could" enter the top ten of the Billb
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion and the arts; the City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has an estimated official 2019 population of 12,213,364, or about 18 percent of the population of France. The Paris Region had a GDP of €681 billion in 2016, accounting for 31 percent of the GDP of France, was the 5th largest region by GDP in the world. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second most expensive city in the world, after Singapore, ahead of Zurich, Hong Kong and Geneva. Another source ranked Paris as most expensive, on a par with Singapore and Hong-Kong, in 2018; the city is a major rail and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly.
Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 5.23 million passengers daily, is the second busiest metro system in Europe after Moscow Metro. Gare du Nord is the 24th busiest railway station in the world, the first located outside Japan, with 262 million passengers in 2015. Paris is known for its museums and architectural landmarks: the Louvre was the most visited art museum in the world in 2018, with 10.2 million visitors. The Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie are noted for their collections of French Impressionist art, the Pompidou Centre Musée National d'Art Moderne has the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe; the historical district along the Seine in the city centre is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site. Popular landmarks in the centre of the city include the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris and the Gothic royal chapel of Sainte-Chapelle, both on the Île de la Cité. Paris received 23 million visitors in 2017, measured by hotel stays, with the largest numbers of foreign visitors coming from the United States, the UK, Germany and China.
It was ranked as the third most visited travel destination in the world in 2017, after Bangkok and London. The football club Paris Saint-Germain and the rugby union club Stade Français are based in Paris; the 80,000-seat Stade de France, built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, is located just north of Paris in the neighbouring commune of Saint-Denis. Paris hosts the annual French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament on the red clay of Roland Garros. Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics; the 1938 and 1998 FIFA World Cups, the 2007 Rugby World Cup, the 1960, 1984, 2016 UEFA European Championships were held in the city and, every July, the Tour de France bicycle race finishes there. The name "Paris" is derived from the Celtic Parisii tribe; the city's name is not related to the Paris of Greek mythology. Paris is referred to as the City of Light, both because of its leading role during the Age of Enlightenment and more because Paris was one of the first large European cities to use gas street lighting on a grand scale on its boulevards and monuments.
Gas lights were installed on the Place du Carousel, Rue de Rivoli and Place Vendome in 1829. By 1857, the Grand boulevards were lit. By the 1860s, the boulevards and streets of Paris were illuminated by 56,000 gas lamps. Since the late 19th century, Paris has been known as Panam in French slang. Inhabitants are known in French as Parisiens, they are pejoratively called Parigots. The Parisii, a sub-tribe of the Celtic Senones, inhabited the Paris area from around the middle of the 3rd century BC. One of the area's major north–south trade routes crossed the Seine on the île de la Cité; the Parisii minted their own coins for that purpose. The Romans began their settlement on Paris' Left Bank; the Roman town was called Lutetia. It became a prosperous city with a forum, temples, an amphitheatre. By the end of the Western Roman Empire, the town was known as Parisius, a Latin name that would become Paris in French. Christianity was introduced in the middle of the 3rd century AD by Saint Denis, the first Bishop of Paris: according to legend, when he refused to renounce his faith before the Roman occupiers, he was beheaded on the hill which became known as Mons Martyrum "Montmartre", from where he walked headless to the north of the city.
Clovis the Frank, the first king of the Merovingian dynasty, made the city his capital from 508. As the Frankish domination of Gaul began, there was a gradual immigration by the Franks to Paris and the Parisian Francien dialects were born. Fortification of the Île-de-la-Citie failed to avert sacking by Vikings in 845, but Paris' strategic importance—with its bridges prevent
Distort Entertainment is a Canadian independent record label based in Toronto, Ontario. The label specializes in bands performing hardcore punk-derived music, including Alexisonfire, Cancer Bats and Johnny Truant, but its sister division Distort Light has released less aggressive rock bands such as Bend Sinister. Formed by Greg Below, Mitch Joel, in early 2002, Distort began by producing New Jersey's Step Kings' third release, 3 The Hard Way; the label's slogan "Listen Harder" was soon formed and showed Distort's specialization in heavy music. In 2002, Below's full-time employment as a studio manager with EMI publishing Canada helped to jump start Distort by opening the door to a distribution partnership with EMI Music Canada. Although Distort is admired for its independence in the industry, it wanted to be associated with the well respected quality for which EMI had become known. Now quite established, Distort Entertainment is a well-known Canadian label, back some of the most respected bands in the heavy music industry.
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BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation which broadcasts internationally, specialising in modern popular music and current chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres after 7 pm, including electronica, hip hop and indie; the choice of music and presenting style is that of programme hosts, however those who present in the daytime have to rotate a number of songs a specific number of times per week. It was launched in 1967 to meet the demand for music generated by pirate radio stations, when the average age of the UK population was 27; the BBC claim that they target the 15–29 age group, the average age of its UK audience since 2009 is 30. BBC Radio 1 started 24-hour broadcasting on 1 May 1991. Radio 1 was established in 1967 as a successor to the BBC Light Programme, which had broadcast popular music and other entertainment since 1945. Radio 1 was conceived as a direct response to the popularity of offshore pirate radio stations such as Radio Caroline and Radio London, outlawed by Act of Parliament.
Radio 1 was launched at 6:55 am on Saturday 30 September 1967. Broadcasts were on 247 metres high wave, using a network of transmitters which had carried the Light Programme. Most were of comparatively low power, at less than 50 kilowatts, leading to patchy coverage of the country; the first disc jockey to broadcast on the new station was Tony Blackburn, whose cheery style, first heard on Radio Caroline and Radio London, won him the prime slot on what became known as the "Radio 1 Breakfast Show". The first words on Radio 1 – after a countdown by the Controller of Radios 1 and 2, Robin Scott, a jingle, recorded at PAMS in Dallas, beginning "The voice of Radio 1" – were: And, good morning everyone. Welcome to the exciting new sound of Radio 1; this was the first use of US-style jingles on BBC radio, but the style was familiar to listeners who were acquainted with Blackburn and other DJs from their days on pirate radio. The reason jingles from PAMS were used was that the Musicians' Union would not agree to a single fee for the singers and musicians if the jingles were made "in-house" by the BBC.
The first music to be heard on the station was "Theme One", specially composed for the launch by George Martin. It was followed by an extract from "Beefeaters" by Johnny Dankworth; the first complete record played on Radio 1 was "Flowers in the Rain" by The Move, the number 2 record in that week's Top 20. The second single was "Massachusetts" by The Bee Gees; the breakfast show remains the most prized slot in the Radio 1 schedule, with every change of breakfast show presenter exciting considerable media interest. The initial rota of staff included John Peel and a gaggle of others, some transferred from pirate stations, such as Keith Skues, Ed Stewart, Mike Raven, David Ryder, Jim Fisher, Jimmy Young, Dave Cash, Kenny Everett, Simon Dee, Terry Wogan, Duncan Johnson, Doug Crawford, Tommy Vance, Chris Denning, Emperor Rosko, Pete Murray, Bob Holness. Many of the most popular pirate radio voices, such as Simon Dee, had only a one-hour slot per week Initially, the station was unpopular with some of its target audience who, it is claimed, disliked the fact that much of its airtime was shared with Radio 2 and that it was less unequivocally aimed at a young audience than the offshore stations, with some DJs such as Jimmy Young being in their 40s.
The fact that it was part of an "establishment" institution such as the BBC was a turn-off for some, needle time restrictions prevented it from playing as many records as offshore stations had. It had limited finances and as in January 1975, suffered disproportionately when the BBC had to make financial cutbacks, strengthening an impression that it was regarded as a lower priority by senior BBC executives. Despite this, it gained massive audiences, becoming the most listened-to station in the world with audiences of over 10 million claimed for some of its shows. In the early-mid-1970s Radio 1 presenters were out of the British tabloids, thanks to the Publicity Department's high-profile work; the touring summer live broadcasts called the Radio 1 Roadshow – as part of the BBC'Radio Weeks' promotions that took Radio 1, 2 and 4 shows on the road – drew some of the largest crowds of the decade. The station undoubtedly played a role in maintaining the high sales of 45 rpm single records although it benefited from a lack of competition, apart from Radio Luxembourg and Manx Radio in the Isle of Man..
Alan Freeman's'Saturday Rock Show' was voted'Best Radio Show' five years running by readers of a national music publication, was axed by controller Derek Chinnery. Annie Nightingale, who joined in 1970, was Britain's first female DJ and is now the longest serving presenter, having evolved her musical tastes with the times. On Thursday 23 November 1978 the station moved to two new medium wave frequencies which allowed a major increase in transmitter powers and improved coverage of the UK. 247 metres was passed to Radio 3. The station was on medium wave only until the early 80s, when it took over the Radio 2 FM frequency for a number of hours on weekend afternoons and late weekday evenings; the BBC set up an FM channel specifically
Watford is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, 15 miles northwest of central London. The town developed on the River Colne on land belonging to St Albans Abbey until the 16th century. During the 12th century a charter was granted allowing a market, the building of St Mary's Church began; the town grew due to travellers going to Berkhamsted Castle and the royal palace at Kings Langley. A mansion was built at Cassiobury in the 16th century; this was rebuilt in the 17th century and another country house was built at The Grove. Connections with the Grand Junction Canal and the London and Birmingham Railway allowed the town to grow more with paper-making mills, such as John Dickinson and Co. at nearby Croxley, influencing the development of printing in the town. Two brewers and Sedgwicks, amalgamated and flourished in the town until their closure in the late 20th century. Hertfordshire County Council designates Watford to be a major sub-regional centre. Several head offices are based in Watford.
Both the 2006 World Golf Championship and the 2013 Bilderberg Conference took place at The Grove. Watford became an urban district under the Local Government Act 1894 and a municipal borough by grant of a charter in 1922; the borough, which had 90,301 inhabitants at the time of the 2011 census, is separated from Greater London to the south by the parish of Watford Rural in the Three Rivers District. Watford Borough Council is the local authority with the Mayor of Watford as its head. Watford elects one MP for the Watford constituency. Prior to the establishment of this constituency in 1885, the area was part of the three-seat constituency of Hertfordshire. There is evidence of some limited prehistoric occupation around the Watford area, with a few Celtic and Roman finds, though there is no evidence of a settlement until much later. Watford stands where the River Colne could be crossed on an ancient trackway from the southeast to the northwest. Watford's High Street follows the line of part of this route.
The town was located on the first dry ground above the marshy edges of the River Colne. The name Watford may have arisen from the Old English for "waet", or "wath", ford. St Albans Abbey claimed rights to the manor of Cashio, which included Watford, dating from a grant by King Offa in AD 793; the name Watford is first mentioned in an Anglo-Saxon charter of 1007, where "Watforda" is one of the places marking the boundary of "Oxanhaege". It is not mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, when this area was part of St Albans' Abbey's manor of cashio. In the 12th century the Abbey was granted a charter allowing it to hold a market here and the building of St Mary's Church began; the settlement's location helped it to grow, since as well as trade along this north-south through route it possessed good communications into the vale of St Albans to the east and into the Chiltern Hills along the valley of the River Chess to the west. The town grew modestly, assisted by travellers passing through to Berkhamsted Castle and the royal palace at Kings Langley.
A big house was built at Cassiobury in the 16th century. This was rebuilt in the 17th century and another substantial house was built nearby at The Grove; the houses were developed throughout the following centuries. Cassiobury became the family seat of the Earls of Essex, The Grove the seat of the Earls of Clarendon. In 1762, Sparrows Herne Turnpike Road was established across the Chilterns; the toll road followed that of the original A41 road. The location of a toll house can be seen at the bottom of Chalk Hill on the Watford side of Bushey Arches close to the Wickes hardware store. In 1778, Daniel Defoe described Watford as a "Genteel market town long, having but one street". Watford remained an agricultural community with some cottage industry for many centuries; the Industrial Revolution brought the Grand Junction Canal from 1798 and the London and Birmingham Railway from 1837, both located here for the same reasons the road had followed centuries before, seeking an easy gradient over the Chiltern Hills.
The land-owning interests permitted the canal to follow by the river Gade, but the prospect of smoke-emitting steam trains drove them to ensure the railway gave a wide berth to the Cassiobury and Grove estates. Although the road and canal follow the easier valley route, the railway company was forced to build an expensive tunnel under Leavesden to the north of the town. Watford's original railway station opened in 1837 on the west side of St Albans Road, a small, single-storey red-brick building, it closed in 1858 when it was replaced by a new, larger station at Watford Junction 200 metres further south-east. The old station house still stands today. Watford Junction railway station is situated to the north of the town centre; these developments gave the town excellent communications and stimulated its industrial growth during the 19th and 20th centuries. The Grand Union Canal, allowed coal to be brought into the district and paved the way for industrial development; the Watford Gas and Coke Company was formed in 1834 and gas works built.
The canal allowed paper-making mills to be sited at Croxley. The John Dickinson and Co. mill beside the canal manufactured the Croxley brand of fine quality paper. There had been brewing in Watford from the 17th century and, by the 19th century, two industrial scale brewers Benskins and Sedgwicks were located in the town; the parish church of St Ma
World Record (Lower Than Atlantis album)
World Record is the second studio album by British rock band Lower Than Atlantis. Partway through the touring cycle for their Bretton EP, Lower Than Atlantis had several line-up changes. While writing songs for their debut album, Far Q, the band's drummer left, they soon thought about drummer Eddy Thrower from We Stare at Mirrors, who the band had toured with, called him, asking he if would like to partake in a practice session. Duce explained. T was... nice." Shortly after the release of Far Q, We Stare at Mirrors bassist Declan Hart joined the band. Following this, the band toured the UK as part of Rock Sound Presents... Powered by Fender tour in September and October, alongside Architects, Norma Jean and Devil Sold His Soul. Rock Sound predicted; the band recorded World Record at Outhouse Studios in Reading in October. Ben Humphreys helped with engineering. On Far Q, Thrower used a double bass pedal for a lot of fills. For World Record, he used one bass pedal, crash and ride cymbals. Mat Rider of The Holiday Plan contributes guest vocals on "Marilyn's Mansion".
Thrower's dad John plays trumpet on "Another Sad Song". The recordings were mixed by John Mitchell, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side in New York in November. All of the songs on World Record were written by vocalist/guitarist Mike Duce, but were credited to the band as a whole. Duce considers the album "a big of a gamble" as the band created something they wanted to hear but at the same time they thought it would alienate the fans that enjoyed the fast-paced material found on Far Q. World Record was influenced by Lostprophets' Start Something, it had a more alternative rock sound influenced by Jimmy Eat World. This was something. Duce claimed that there might be "more albums sounding a bit like this afterwards..." The band were going for a bigger sound, compared to Far Q, as that half of that album has "blink-and-you'll-miss-it" moments, according to Duce." Way of Life" is the band's view of life as a touring band. "Beech Like the Tree" is about Duce's friend Josh who models for a living.
"High at Five" is about Duce's "overactive brain" – Duce would over think things and end in having panic attacks. "Uni 9MM" is about how the band envies their friends who graduated university, got jobs, etc. The band is "truly grateful that we get to do what we do but there's always that'what if'?" "Another Sad Song" is about "Me being me", according to Duce. "Marilyn's Mansion" is about when Duce was younger, he would make dens in a forest where he would feel "safe". He wished. "Deadliest Catch" is "about a girl! I won't bore you with gory details", according to Duce. Duce had a fling with a female bassist in another band but she led Duce on, causing him to write "Bug". "Bug" was his nickname for the girl. "Up in Smoke" is about the fact Duce has smoked since he was 11/12 years old and is trying to quit. "Could You? Would You?" is about Duce's friend's girlfriend. She would treat Duce's friend "like crap and I hate her". "Working for the Man by Day, Stickin' It to the Man by Night" is about Duce's old job as a labourer for a bricklayer when he was 16.
Duce admitted that he tried to emanate the message of "it's ok. We all go through some shitty experiences at work" through the lyrics. "R. O. I." is about where Duce's family originated from in Ireland and how Duce is unable to visit due to his schedule. On 3 November 2010, the band announced that their new album would be titled World Record and was due for release early next year; the band went on a European tour in November and December, alongside The Ghost Inside, For the Fallen Dreams and Suffokate. On 12 January 2011, a music video was released for "Beech Like the Tree". Three days the album's track listing was revealed. On 18 January, the album's artwork was released, designed by Paul Jackson. On 8 February, it was announced. Sumerian founder Ash Avildsen said that the band were, after listing hardcore/punk bands At the Drive-In, Refused and Fugazi, a "fresh hope for a true blue-collar DIY punk rock band" bringing the "same spirit to the scene." "Beech Like the Tree" was released as single, with "Grounded" as the B-side, on 14 February.
The band played a series of shows from 18 February until 10 March, before joining The Reckless and Relentless Tour supporting Asking Alexandria throughout March and April. On 28 March, "Uni 9MM" was made available for streaming via Alternative Press. A couple of days a music video was released for "Deadliest Catch", it switches between fan submissions. The band's scenes were filmed by the Brighton seafront; the band included fan-produced content due to having trouble filming the video's original concept. "Up in Smoke" was premiered via Noisecreep on 12 April. "Deadliest Catch" was released on 18 April. World Record was made available for streaming on 18 April through the group's Myspace profile. A double-disc edition contained World Record and their previous album Far Q was released the following day in the US. "Live by the Remote", "Grounded" and "Beside Myself" are tacked onto the end of World Record as bonus tracks. After being pushed back from its 4 April release date, World Record was released in the UK through A Wolf at Your Door Records on 25 April.
In late April and early May, the band supported We Are the Ocean in the UK. At the end of May, the band appeared at the Slam Dunk Festival; the band toured the UK in June, with Futures as the