Philadelphia alt rock band Knightlife have released their new LP “Forever Fight,” out on all digital platforms now. A cool combination of classic rock influences and modern alternative, Knightlife brings thick vocal textures and lyrical depth to the mix on “Forever Fight.” Exploring themes of self-confidence (“Tangerines”), premature loss (“Behind The Past”), and the upkeep of relationships (“Chasin’ The Times”), Knightlife shows depth and insight far behind their years. About the album, the band states:
Knightlife would like to make a point of two listening guides on this album. First, there are many illusions made to night and night time activities. In many ways that manifests in the band’s culture. But, it’d be a mistake to not see the tongue and cheekiness of the band being named “‘knight’life” and the obsession with night. In addition the group has become avid fans of albums, specifically from classic rock. There are illusions to such greats as Fleetwood Mac, Joe Walsh, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, The Cars, and more. A lot of the sounds are also influenced by our favorite alternative artists (Weezer, RHCP, Oasis) and popular culture art forms (video games, TV). We strove to create something that people could find depth within and subsequently navigate that depth on their own terms.
Knightlife is an alternative-rock band from Philadelphia. There are five members of the band. Bruce, Rich, and Aaron are the creative forces and performing artists on “Forever Fight”, Knightlife’s debut LP. Anthony and Blaine are live musicians, and whether it is gang vocals or small guitar licks they have influence on studio projects and the band as a whole. Bruce and Rich have been writing songs together for upwards of five years; mutually experiencing changes in life has benefitted their sound, meaningfulness, and direction. Themes of identity and self-actualization run rapid on their debut. When the duo met Aaron his role was only to be Knightlife’s studio engineer and producer. After the first couple of sessions Aaron began to take on a larger commitment to the group becoming their singer and studio drummer. Aaron also offered a wealth of experience and insight into the producing and recording, that at the time Bruce and Rich were lacking. The trio strove to compose songs that explore interpersonal relationships and coming of age developments during those early 20’s parts of life. During the recording process of “Forever Fight” Knightlife became consumed by setting a mature sound as their precedent. The entirety of the record was written and recorded at Aaron’s home studio, located in Wallingford PA. Knightlife’s life-span is unbound. Knightlife’s new LP “Forever Fight” is available on all digital platforms now.