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British Four-Piece Rock Band, Collateral, Release The Single 'Glass Sky' From Upcoming Sophomore Album 'Should’ve Known Better'


By Stevie Connor.



British four-piece rock band Collateral are set to release their highly anticipated sophomore album Should’ve Known Better on May 24, 2024. Released by Big Shot Records, the album will be distributed worldwide by Cargo Records Direct and available to pre-order Friday February 9 from www.collateralofficial.com and Cargo Records Direct. The album will be released on CD, red vinyl, picture disc, limited edition cassette, and digital.


The new single “Glass Sky” and the forthcoming album Should’ve Known Better is produced by Dan Weller (Those Damn Crows, Enter Shikari, Monster Truck, Kris Barras, Holding Absence, Bury Tomorrow).


"I love massive riffs, massive hooks and feel-good guitar music,” says Weller. “When Collateral sent me their demos, I jumped at chance to produce their new record. I’m proud of what we managed to create. It’s Collateral mk2 - ambitious, daring and refined. I can’t wait for people to hear it."


Collateral’s frontman, Angelo Tristan, breaks down the track Glass Sky on the new album, "This is the flag ship of the album. Louis came into the rehearsal studio one day with the opening riff and I literally stopped what I was doing. I turned around to him and said, “That’s it… That’s the hit”. The lyrics were like water off a duck’s back. It felt easy to write something empowering. It was crying out for a Shanty style gang vocal that I could imagine a rallying arena scream along to. I felt this song had to bring people together. We’re all searching for that breakthrough, for that love, for that thing that will make us feel complete. This is that song."


Since the band released their eponymous debut album (Top 5 UK Rock Album Chart) at the start of 2020 Collateral have spent no time standing still. Covid came only weeks after the debut album was released and forced the band to cancel their highly successful tour with Phil X (Bon Jovi) halfway through. This made the band hungry to keep the momentum. With innovative ways to produce top quality live streams, the band became special guests supporting the likes of Skid Row, H.E.A.T and Reckless Love.


The exciting and flamboyant Kent-based rock and roll band are comprised of Angelo Tristan (lead vocals, guitar), Louis Malagodi (guitar), Jack Bentley-Smith (bass) and Ben Atkinson (drums).


On October 21, 2022, Collateral independently released a re-mixed and re-mastered version of their debut album re-titled as “Re-Wired” which featured Jeff Scott Soto, Phil X, Kee Marcello, Rudy Sarzo, Danny Vaughn, and Joel Hoekstra.


After the gruelling back-to-back tours with Skid Row, H.E.A.T and Reckless Love, the band ignited a spark and strengthened their already loyal fanbase leading them to win the opening slot at 2023s Stonedead Festival, leading the band to perform their biggest show.


Collateral’s hotly tipped sophomore album looks like it will take them to the next level. A lot of people don’t know what to expect from the new album, as the band have been tight-lipped about the new songs. Collateral have created a state-of-the-art rock album that will immerse listeners in their rock music universe, enabling fans to feel the blood, sweat and glory that went into the recording of every song.


“We felt that our debut album was lacking the production,” reflects Collateral’s frontman, Angelo Tristan. “For the sophomore album, I wanted to make sure that this time we left no room for error and so got one of the hottest producers in the music industry, Dan Weller, to help lift these songs into a new dimension. With Dan’s pioneering studio expertise, this album has massive production quality that enables you to get lost in each character-filled track. Dan really brought out the emotions we were trying to portray and has achieved it with his own unique style.”


“We wanted this album to express where we were in our own lives since the release of our first. So much has happened since then, I mean the world shut down for what felt like a lifetime! And it was obvious that people were going to need some sort of optimism. I hope ‘Glass Sky’ is one of those songs that gives people the belief to find themselves again.”


“Whereas, the feel-good ‘Just One Of Those Days’ is trying to find the good side of a bad day. Me being me, couldn’t help but to write a big power ballad, ‘The Long Road’, that I wrote from a very hard and deep place, in hope that it could maybe bring some peace and comfort to people who need it. I think there’s all aspects of life running though this album and what it means to us will remain in our hearts forever.”


Should’ve Known Better” is an album that goes beyond specific music genres,” says Angelo. “It’s almost like a soundtrack to a beating heart. It’s an album that will remain timeless in years to come.”



GLASS SKY TOUR – FEBRUARY 2024

Feb 10 - Blackpool Winter Gardens – Book Tickets

Feb 16 - Swindon, The Victoria – Book Tickets

Feb 17 - Swansea, Bunkhouse – Book Tickets

Feb 18 - Wrexham, Xswrexham – Book Tickets

Feb 22 - Wolverhampton, KKs Steel Mill – Book Tickets

Feb 23 - Glasgow, The Classic Grand – Book Tickets

Feb 24 - Sheffield, Corporation – Book Tickets

Feb 25 - London, The Cart & Horses - Book Tickets (Sold Out)


APRIL 2024

April 20 - Blackpool, Waterloo – Book Tickets


FM TOUR – MAY/JUNE 2024

May 3 - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms – Book Tickets

May 4 - Gateshead, Glasshouse – Book Tickets

May 5 - Leeds, Brudenell – Book Tickets

May 10 - Bury St Edmunds, Apex – Book Tickets

May 18 - Newbury, Arlington Arts – Book Tickets

May 31 - Glasgow, Oran Mor – Book Tickets

June 1 - Aberdeen, Lemon Tree – Book Tickets


JULY 2024

July 6 - Southend on Sea, Chinnerys – Book Tickets





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