Harker Reveal Video For New Single ‘Plague Your Heart’

Harker No DiscordanceBrighton punk rock powerhouse Harker have unveiled the music video for latest single, Plague Your Heart, that is released today in anticipation of their forthcoming debut album and sold-out release show.  Taken from their upcoming debut album, No Discordance, the video is filmed and directed by the band’s bassist, Phoebe Saunders and features some fuzzy yet action-packed 90s-style home video.

No Discordance can be pre-ordered worldwide on all formats via Harker‘s website here

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Harker Release New Single ‘300 Cigarettes’

Harker Nov 17Brighton indie punks Harker have released their new single, 300 Cigarettes, which is now available via all good digital retailers. The band have also announced that their debut full length, No Discordance, is set for release on Friday 9th February 2018. The album features ten tracks of valve busting punk rock and is the result of months of hard work and an exhaustive journey to create what is a true mission statement of an album.  No Discordance is due out on Friday 9th February on Disconnect Disconnect (UK), Fond Of Life (EU), Shield Recordings (EU), Fixing A Hole (JP) and Wiretap Records (USA). Harker will also be on tour in the UK later this month and in early December with Southampton’s Miss Vincent.

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Harker To Release Expanded Reissue Of ‘A Lifetime Apart’ EP

Harker Lifetime ApartIndie punks Harker will release an extended version of their A Lifetime Apart EP, originally released in 2015, this reissue will feature four additional tracks and will be released on the 24th March via Fixing A Hole Records. The expanded EP features the original four tracks from the EP, together with selected material from earlier releases including The Great Thieves Escape, Gasping for Air and their debut EP, HoursHarker have also released a music video for Somewhere Better, one of the bands first ever songs, re-recorded specially for the EP. 

You can pre-order the expanded A Lifetime Apart EP here 

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Vanilla Pod Announce Mini Album To Celebrate 20 Year Anniversary

Vanilla PodKings Lynn, UK punk band Vanilla Pod have announced a new mini album to celebrate their 20 year anniversary. Seeing Out The Sunrise is due to drop in the UK on April 18th via Dry Heave Records/TNS Records and via Fixing a Hole Records  in Japan.

Ahead of the release the band are streaming Wishing Well, and have also announced a number of shows in the UK in support. Check below for details.

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Kobanes - False Accusation


False Accusations

Fixing A Hole Records

Rating: 3/5




Right from the start though, you need to know that if you don’t like The Ramones, avoid The Kobanes like the plague. That, in a nutshell, is my review of the album as The Kobanes are the modern dayRamones. They ape the 77-punk rock style of the band to perfection and deliver an energetic, pogo-pound, three-chord punk onslaught through fifteen songs and close to forty-minutes.

The Queers, Screeching Weasel, The Fialky, The Descendents, these are all bands that come to mind as False Accusation plays through. Three chord punk rock, straight forward with intensity but a pop sensibility and choruses that get implanted in your brain instantly (seriously, who can forget “I miss my mullet! I miss my mullet!”), this is Ramones-core and damn fun front to back.

Lyrically, they’re a smorgasbord of influences. Just like the olden days of punk, they float between topics and never pigeon hole themselves. They are some stupid songs, the aforementioned I Miss My Mulletand Pizza Party are a one-two punch to kick off the album, that work to bring a smile to your face and help you to just have fun.  They’re love songs of a different nature (Don’t Say No is well worth a listen) or more conventional ones (New Boyfriend may be the best Queers song they never wrote). Songs like Riding In Vans (With Boys) and When Punk Was Fun extols the virtues of the underground scene and when they throw in the “woahs” like they do on Then She Got Married, the classic punk fan in me is in heaven.

There’s no argument here that The Kobanes are playing it safe. This isn’t going to change music and there’s a large chances that you’ll forget about it in a little while. But when it plays, False Accusationis really bloody fun. And that, I’m sure, is all he band ever wanted to do.