SPEED Share Final Preview Single From Debut Full Length, 'Only One Mode'

SPEED Share Final Preview Single From Debut Full Length, 'Only One Mode'

- By Ramon Gonzales

The third cut in "Don't Need" punctuates the lead up to one of the most anticipated albums of 2024.

Photo by Danielle Parsons

Fresh off their North American trek supporting Knocked Loose on their sold out, cross country headliner, Aussie hardcore collective SPEED have shared the third and final single from their forthcoming full length debut, Only One Mode. 

Following previously dropped cuts in "Real Life Love" and "The First Test", SPEED continues to vcarry the torch for modern hardcore - trumpeting the culture and community that nurtures their distinct brand of aggression. 

As for the latest, "Don't Need" offers another emphatic reassertion of self-determination, self-reliance and perseverance in the face of sometimes insurmountable odds. The band spoke of the single and elaborated on the message of the loaded track, sharing their own personal experience and immersion in the culture of hardcore. 

“We've been going to hardcore shows and playing in bands for most of our lives now. When you do this long enough I guess you get a pretty good understanding of who you are, what you stand for and why you're involved. Now, somewhat suddenly we have a lot more outsiders finding out about our culture for good or for worse. We don't need you or anyone to tell us how to navigate that. Cus to us, the meaning is the same as it’s always been. We are hardcore kids in a hardcore band from Sydney, Australia.”

Speed are currently in the thick of a European stretch that will included recent appearances at Download Festival, the Flatspot World showcase in London, plus stops at Full Force Festival in Germany, Resurrection Fest in Spain and Hellfest in France. 

Speed will then circle back to the US for a record release show in Los Angeles along with highly-touted appearances for the Have Heart reunion shows set for July on the East Coast. 

A complete list of tour dates and cities can be found below. Speed's debut full length, Only One Mode arrives July 12th via Flatspot Records (USA) and Last Ride Records (AUS). Order the album - HERE


Jun 18: Darmstadt, GER - Oettinger Villa

Jun 19: Oberhausen, GER - Kulttempel

Jun 20: Ghent, BE  - De Chinastraat

Jun 21: Rennes, FR - Superbowl of Hardcore

June 22: Guardamiglio, IT - Low L Festival

Jun 23: Gräfenhainichen, GER - Full Force Festival

Jun 24: Nuremberg, GER - Kunstverein

Jun 25: Karlsruhe, GER - Die Stadtmitte

Jun 26: Viveiro, ES - Resurrection Festival

Jun 28: Clisson, FR - Hellfest


Jul 12: Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theatre (Record Release Show)

Jul 17: Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall w/ Pain Of Truth, Regulate

Jul 19: Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Monarch w/ Have Heart

Jul 20: Boston, MA - Roadrunner w/ Have Heart


Australian Headline Tour w/ High Vis, Pain Of Truth, Fuse

Aug 22: Brisbane Princess Theatre

Aug 23: Sydney Enmore Theatre

Aug 29: Melbourne Stay Gold

Aug 30: Melbourne Northcote Theatre

Aug 31: Adelaide Unibar Outdoors

Sep 1: Perth Magnet House

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