Tonight Alive UnderworldOn Underworld, Tonight Alive have made it out the other side, standing tall as the defiant ones – and it’s a good look on them.

The band’s fourth studio album is the start of frontwoman Jenna McDougall’s journey of healing: recognising the mental demons and insecurities that have long haunted her and drawing her fists up at them, preparing for a fight. Musically, the punk quartet’s (following the departure of guitarist Whakaio Taahi) back-to-basics approach – returning to their roots of 2010’s self-funded EP All Shapes & Disguises – has paid off in spades; the band sounding tighter than they ever have before.

Underworld is out January 12 via UNFD.

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