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About Gouge Away
Bursting onto the underground scene with their 2016 debut , Dies, Fort Lauderdale's Gouge Away recall the sound of '90s bands such as the Jesus Lizard and Babes in Toyland, yet have the urgency and punk attitude of their post-hardcore contemporaries.
Formed in 2012 by Christina Michelle (vocals), Mick Ford (guitars), Tyler Forsythe (bass), and Tommy Cantwell (drums), Gouge Away debuted on the local live circuit in 2013 around the same time that they recorded and self-released their debut EP, Still Bored. Their hardcore-leaning sound and active political stance saw them quickly become a mainstay of their local scene. A second EP, Focus Your Anger, appeared that Halloween and the band continued to play shows and benefits supporting local charities and activist groups. By mid-2015 Gouge Away had started recording their debut album, signing to Eighty-Six Records and also embarking on their first national tour. With the release of , Dies at the end of 2015, the band headed out in support of the release in early 2016, with dates across the U.S. and a national support slot with Touché Amoré and Ceremony.
The following year saw the release of the single "Swallow" alongside more live dates, including a second tour with Touché Amoré. Returning to the studio, the group set about recording its sophomore release, with Touché Amoré's Jeremy Bolm and Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Jeff Rosenstock) in the production chairs. Signing to Deathwish, Inc., the band issued the album Burnt Sugar in 2018.
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
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