Knocked Loose

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Knocked Loose
Knocked Loose With Full Force 2018 04.jpg
Knocked Loose live in 2018.
Background information
Also known asManipulator[1] (2013)
OriginOldham County, Kentucky, United States
Years active2013–present
LabelsPure Noise, No Luck, Little Heart
  • Cole Crutchfield
  • Bryan Garris
  • Isaac Hale
  • Kevin Otten
  • Kevin Kaine

Knocked Loose is an American hardcore punk band from Oldham County, Kentucky, formed in 2013 and currently signed to Pure Noise Records.[4] The band released its first studio album, Laugh Tracks, on September 16, 2016 through Pure Noise Records.


Knocked Loose's career in its current form began in 2013, but Garris has stated that he started playing with several of the band's current members in 2011 or 2012.[5]

Their first studio material was an EP titled Pop Culture, released in 2014 on Little Heart Records.[6]

In 2015, Knocked Loose released a split with Damaged Goods on No Luck Records (and digitally via Little Heart).[7]

In 2016, the band announced their first studio album, titled Laugh Tracks, would be released by Pure Noise Records, who they had signed to earlier that year.[8][9] The album was released on September 16, 2016.[10][11][12] On August 9, 2016, Knocked Loose premiered a new song off their upcoming album titled Oblivions Peak.[13] On 31 May 2017, the band released a music video for two combined songs from Laugh Tracks, "Billy No Mates / Counting Worms", with the video beginning with Billy No Mates and instantaneously moving into Counting Worms.[14]

On 6 June 2017, Knocked Loose were announced to be supporting Every Time I Die along with Hollow Earth for a late 2017 tour of the United States, spanning September and October.[15] A month later, in July 2017, the band announced a November UK tour, also supporting Every Time I Die but instead playing alongside Canadian hardcore band Comeback Kid for a select few dates.[16] In the summer of 2017, Knocked Loose played every date of the Vans Warped Tour on the Full Sail stage alongside bands such as Trophy Eyes, Boston Manor, and Movements. In late 2017, the band announced their first US headlining tour for early 2018 with support from hardcore bands Terror and Jesus Piece, and label-mates Stone. However, before the tour, after members of Stone were accused of sexual assault allegations, Knocked Loose dropped them from the tour and replaced them with Year of the Knife.

Most of the dates of their first headliner were sold out which allowed them to open for Parkway Drive and for Thy Art Is Murder on their European tours and also to play a few dates on the main stage of the last ever Warped Tour.

Musical style[edit]

Knocked Loose have been categorized under several sub-genres by the media and publications alike, these including metalcore, hardcore punk, and beatdown hardcore. New Noise Magazine, when reviewing their debut album Laugh Tracks, described the band's sound as being akin to "Comeback Kid at their heaviest with some added doses of Slayer riffs and Code Orange-style malice".[17] Bryan Garris, the band's lead vocalist, has described their sound as being "sandwiched between hardcore and metalcore", although he has stated that the band's intention was to produce a diverse sound that was difficult to categorize.[2] Knocked Loose have been credited as one of the forerunners of the first-wave metalcore "revival" scene of the late 2010s, alongside bands such as Code Orange, Counterparts, Kublai Khan, Varials and Jesus Piece.[18]

As is common within the metalcore and hardcore punk genres, Knocked Loose incorporate slow-tempo breakdowns into their music.


  • Cole Crutchfield – rhythm guitar, backing vocals[19]
  • Bryan Garris – lead vocals[19]
  • Isaac Hale – lead guitar, backing vocals[19]
  • Kevin Otten – bass[19]
  • Kevin Kaine – drums[19]


Studio albums

  • Laugh Tracks (2016, Pure Noise)
  • A Different Shade of Blue (2019, Pure Noise)

EPs and splits

  • Pop Culture (2014, Little Heart)
  • Knocked Loose/Damaged Goods (2015, No Luck/Little Heart)
  • Mistakes Like Fractures[20] (2019, Pure Noise)


  • "The Have Nots"
  • "Manipulator"
  • "SS" (2014, Little Heart)
  • "Deadringer"
  • "Oblivion's Peak"
  • "Billy No Mates / Counting Worms"
  • "Mistakes Like Fractures"
  • "...And Still I Wander South"
  • "Trapped in the Grasp of a Memory"


  1. ^ "Bryan Garris On Touring With Every Time I Die". Rock Sound. 21 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Kelham, Andrew (September 12, 2016). "Knocked Loose aren't pigeonholed by genres on debut 'Laugh Tracks'—hear entire album early". Alternative Press. Retrieved October 23, 2016. We went out in January 2015 with a band called Vice who were very much a hardcore band. Yet in February, we went out with Kingmaker, who were very much a metalcore band. On those tours, we played the same cities but we were playing to different kids, and when we came through again months later, we had both those crowds at the shows.
  3. ^ "Eight Bands Re-Inventing the '90s Hardcore Breakdown". 17 November 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Pure Noise Records signs Knocked Loose". Lambgoat. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  5. ^ "INTERVIEW: Bryan Garris of KNOCKED LOOSE". Phillip Olympia. Never Nervous. 7 March 2016.
  6. ^ Lantinen, Christopher. "KNOCKED LOOSE'S 'POP CULTURE' COMING TO VINYL". Modern Vinyl. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  7. ^ Olympia, Phillip. "LISTEN: Knocked Loose and Damaged Goods made a Split called... "Split"". Never Nervous. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  8. ^ Sharp, Tyler. "Knocked Loose announce new album, release new song". Alternative Press. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  9. ^ Sharp, Tyler. "Knocked Loose sign to Pure Noise Records". Alternative Press. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Knocked Loose premiere behind-the-scenes look at new album, 'Laugh Tracks'". Decibel Magazine. Retrieved 15 August 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  11. ^ "KNOCKED LOOSE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'LAUGH TRACKS'". Sound Fiction. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Knocked Loose Set September Release For New Album, Debut 'Deadringer' Video". The PRP. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Knocked Loose Premiere New Song, "Oblivions Peak"". Revolver. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Watch Knocked Loose New Video For "Billy No Mates" & "Counting Worms"". 31 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Every Time I Die Announce Fall 2017 Tour with Knocked Loose and Hollow Earth". 6 June 2017.
  17. ^ "New Noise Magazine Album Review: Knocked Loose – 'Laugh Tracks'". New Noise Magazine. September 15, 2016.
  18. ^ "7 Metalcore Revival Bands You Need To Know About". The Odyssey Online. 26 October 2017.
  19. ^ a b c d e Ramos, Octavio. "Duke City Sound Stage presents Expire, Knocked Loose, and more". AXS TV. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
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