“When Calgary, AB punk rockers Territories released their self-titled debut album on Pirates Press Records in 2018, they were a new band with a lot to say and a lot to prove. What a difference five years, and a clutch of the catchiest, best-written, and most thought-provoking punk rock songs makes!

In the interim, the band kept busy, with the six song EP When the Day is Done as well as a split with fellow Canadians The Vicious Cycles, but the band have truly outdone themselves with the 11 songs on Colder Now, deftly navigating the waters of the so-called “difficult second record” with a collection of songs that will blow the minds of longtime fans and newcomers alike.

This is a band that pours their hearts and their minds into both their music and lyrics, tackling big issues, but always articulated from a relatable, personal perspective that acts as a rallying cry and a beacon of hope for everyone who feels alienated by modern society.

The world is unfortunately still a dangerous place, but for those who dare to dream of something better, there is solace in the fact that Territories are back to give voice to those dreams with Colder Now.



Colder Now is an extraordinary practice in smart, tight melodic punk rock in the vein of The Clash, Bad Religion, and Stiff Little Fingers, not only in sound—mixing solid hooks and sing-along choruses with loud guitars—but in writing thoughtful lyrics about important social issues.” – New Noise Magazine

Colder Now may be the sleeper hit of 2023.” – That’s Good Enough For Me

It’s packed full of urgency and energy and will get your blood pumping in no time at all.” – Colin’s Punk Rock World

Classic street rock’n’roll puts it fittingly, with equal parts English oi! and slick greaser punk rock.” – Razorcake

“If you only pick up one punk record this year, I’d make it this one…” – The Daily Vault

Mass Movement (Colder Now review)
That’s Good Enough For Me (Colder Now review)
New Noise Magazine (Colder Now review)
The Daily Vault (Colder Now review)
Salad Days Magazine (Colder Now review)
D’Arcy Briggs (Colder Now video review)
Punknews (When The Day Is Done review)
New Noise Magazine (When The Day Is Done review)
Mass Movement (When The Day Is Done review)
Punk Rock Theory (When The Day Is Done review)
IPA Music (When The Day Is Done review)
Steeltown Records (When The Day Is Done review)
The Daily Vault (When The Day Is Done review)
American Oi! (When The Day Is Done review)
Steeltown Records (split w/ Vicious Cycles review)
The Daily Tune (Quit This City/Defender review)
Distrolution (When The Day Is Done review)
Vinyl Keks (Quit This City / Defender review)
New Noise Magazine (S/T LP review)
Punknews (S/T LP review)
Colin’s Punk Rock World (S/T LP review)
Razorcake (S/T LP review)
AntiMusic (S/T LP review)
NeuFutur (S/T LP review)
Hellbound (“Short Seller” review)

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Band contact: territories.punkband@gmail.com

Publicity contact: publicity@piratespress.com

Radio: Steve Theo / Doug Blake / Dom Paolo (Pirate! Promotions)