JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT, the new band featuring singer Josh Todd and guitarist Stevie Dacanay (a.k.a. Stevie D.) of Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY, has unveiled the powerful new music video for the title track off its debut album, "Year Of The Tiger", due out September 15 on Century Media Records. The clip, directed by the renowned Chris Cuffaro (PEARL JAM, GEORGE MICHAEL), is the first of three videos shot as a mini-concert this past May in the band's hometown of Los Angeles. The other two videos will be released over the next few months.
"Year Of The Tiger" was co-produced by Dacanay and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS drummer Eric Kretz. The aforementioned new disc is also now available for pre-order (see below) and anyone pre-ordering "Year Of The Tiger" will also automatically receive an instant-grat track of the title song.
Speaking about the first single and title track off the upcoming record, Josh states: "The album's title track, 'Year Of The Tiger', was one of the first songs we wrote for the record and also became one of my favorite songs I have ever written. Like most good songs, it came together very quickly. As soon as Stevie sent me the music, the lyrics and melodies poured out of me.
"I'm a huge fan of 'Hannibal' and the show 'Narcos', while also being into the big cats. In 'Hannibal', they had a character that would feed despicable people to his pigs and I thought that was pretty demented and interesting. Also, I am always fascinated with people that have the balls to choose a life of crime, so this track is about a guy living on the edge with a manhunt going on for his life ending in death by tigers."
Regarding the motivation to start this new project, Josh adds: "I have a lot of story telling in me and I always wanted to start another band. Something more reckless and off-the-beaten rock path.
"A lot of changes had taken place in BUCKCHERRY and I didn't want to go another year without making new music.
"BUCKCHERRY is in a great place; we have a great new lineup and we have a handful of dates to complete this year. However, my full attention is on JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT and the record dropping on September 15th. We're gonna do a worldwide tour behind this. My goal is to give each band a break, so I can stay consistently making music without over touring and build both situations into something really cool."
He continues: "It was time for me to make a record. It has been two years since I put out new music and that's a long time for me. I am a student of the game and this was an opportunity to not just make a traditional-sounding rock record like I have been doing in the past. THE CONFLICT stuff is heavy, melodic and honest, with a lot of risk taking, and these are the records that bring out the best in me."
JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT is:
Josh Todd - Vocals
Stevie D - Guitars/Back-Up Vocals
Sean Winchester - Drums
Greg Cash - Bass