In the few short weeks following the debut of 'Anywhere But Here', Gainstrive recieved in not one, but TWO write ups in publications around the world! Rock Arena's online music magazine, which is based in the UK, featured our new record on their upcoming artists page which was very humbling. A week later, Overdrive Magazine did a review of the EP and gave it an 89 out of 100!
Here is a short excerpt from the review:
"REFRESHING AND ENJOYABLE GAINSTRIVE’S LATEST ALBUM, CONSISTING OF ONLY FIVE TRACKS THAT DON’T EXCEED ANYTHING MORE THAN 4-5 MINUTES IN DURATION IS SUCH A SWEET LITTLE ALBUM HOLDING UP TO THE OLD SAYING “GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES”. ‘ANYWHERE BUT HERE’ IS WELL DEVELOPED AND POSSIBLY THE PERFECT TASTE TEST OF THIS BAND, IT’S JUST WHAT WE NEED IN THE ALTERNATE-ROCK SCENE, AS AN INDEPENDENT BAND FROM PHILADELPHIA THEY HAVE NOT DISAPPOINTED THEIR FANS WITH THIS NEW ALBUM RELEASED ON THE 17TH OF MARCH 2018. WITH LYRICS THAT HIT DEEP WITHIN YOUR CORE, YOU CAN’T HELP BUT FALL IN LOVE AND FORGET YOUR SURROUNDINGS. IF YOU THOUGHT THEY WERE ALREADY AMAZING, WELL YOU’D BE CORRECT."
It has been a tremendous honor to receive such a raving review from these great publications, not to mention the great feedback we've been getting online from our growing fan base! We're humbled that people are listening to our EP not only in the states, but all over the world!
Many great things are in the works for us, and you can expect to hear a HUGE announcement in the following week for all new and exciting content! STAY TUNED!
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL WRITE UP IN OVERDRIVE MAGAZINE!
THANKS TO OUR AMAZING FANS, GAINSTRIVE HAS REACHED THE #1 SPOT ON REVERBNATION FOR ROCK/ALT!
Last year, we were selected to perform in ReverbNation's Hard Rock Rising Semi-Finals Competition, because of the immense support our fans always show us. It was such an amazing experience and we got to play in front of so many new and familiar faces. Hitting the top spot has been a milestone for us and all of the hard work we've put into making Gainstrive great! None of this would be possible without you, so we'd like to give a heartfelt thank you! STAY TUNED FOR ALL THINGS GAINSTRIVE IN 2018 AND MAKE SURE TO BE AT OUR EP RELEASE PARTY @ MILKBOY IN PHILLY (MARCH 10TH)! ITS GONNA' BE A BLAST!
THE TIME HAS FINALLY COME!
After months of hard work in studio, our brand new EP, "Anywhere But Here", is finally ready to debut!
Come out to Milkboy in Philly, Saturday March 10th, to see Gainstrive perform all of our latest songs as well as the classics you know and love! We will be sharing the legendary stage @ Milkboy with other great bands like SKYLINE THE CITY, EGOCENTRIC PLASTIC MEN, and OBLIVION HER MAJESTY!
* 21+ SHOW *
- Show Date: Saturday March 10th
- Doors Open @ 7PM / Show Starts @ 8PM
- Tickets $10 (Pre-sale) Online
* CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS *
* $12 At The Door / Day Of *
THE EP WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT THE SHOW BEFORE IT GOES ON SALE WORLDWIDE,
AS WELL AS EXCLUSIVE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BAND MERCH AS WELL!
2018 IS GOING TO BE A GREAT YEAR FOR GAINSTRIVE AND WE'RE
VERY EXCITED TO SHARE OUR JOURNEY WITH FANS, FRIENDS, AND BAND FAMILY!
SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!
Hey Gainstrive fans!
I’m Dave (Guitarist/Executive Producer at Gainstrive), and I'm here to welcome you to our brand new blog! As some of you may already know, we’ve been working tirelessly over the past five months to show you our sophomore release, Anywhere But Here - EP. If you enjoyed our album, you’re going to love the fresh yet familiar style found in our latest work. It was heavily inspired by some of our greatest influences like Circa Survive, Issues, Etc. We’re so excited to bring you into a whole new era of Alternative Rock and play our hearts out live.
I’ll be doing an ongoing blog series penning our adventures at Milkboy Studios and giving all of you an inside look at the process behind making a killer record. But before then, I'd like to share an interview we did with Brandon @ Audio Addiction! In a fun-filled Q&A session, Brandon brings up a lot of interesting questions, and reveals a lot about what goes on behind the scenes at Gainstrive! Be sure to check out his page Audio Addiction and find other great local acts!
Until Next Time!