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Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo on writing new album on the road, self care and the bandana dilemma: Interview

Sophie Dobschall March 4, 2020

The fact that their music is best to be enjoyed in a live setting was made abundantly clear when Beartooth obliterated a sold out Roundhouse in London as part of their Disease Tour throughout the UK and Europe. This massive run is so well deserved – “Disease” is a powerful statement not only of acceptance of mental health struggles but also of Beartooth’s sonic maturity, and a breathtaking follow up to their 2016 album Aggressive. 

I had the chance to talk to Caleb Shomo, the creative brain behind Operation Beartooth, and got some insights into how he approaches their energetic live shows (spoiler: Sex, Drugs & Rock’n’Roll isn’t it), whether he could go without his signature bandanas, and we also get a glimpse of the direction the new album he is working on will take: it’s going to sound HEAVY AF! 

Watch the full interview and keep an eye out for tourdates, merch and obviously keep spinning “Disease”


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German-bred, London-based, not American. Likes high quality banter and video interviews with a dash of photo pit. Sad songs are the best songs, especially within pop-punk, emo & alternative. Andrew W.K.’s party tips should be anyone’s life philosophy. Does not care that you hate her favorite band, Canadian pop-punk legends Simple Plan. Fight me.

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