Based in Philadelphia, Pulling Punches draws from the long tradition of punk and post-hardcore bands before them. If you listen closely you'll hear melody fighting through distortion and sing-along choruses ambushing you after breakdowns. Rooted in the tradition of the basement show, their sound holds great respect for DIY venues, youth crew shout outs, and smashing bottles against the walls. Their live performances involve so much energy and mayhem its a wonder they ever finish sets in one piece. With influences like Hot Water Music, Strike Anywhere, and Thursday that they make their own, Pulling Punches are a refreshing break from the typical radio rock band.