Brighton 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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Brighton 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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London punk rock powerhouse Dissociates are set to release their debut album, A Capital Idea, on 10th November 2017 via Safety Second Records. The album contains five brand new songs and five tracks from their previous EP, After Hours At The Violet Club. To celebrate the release of their first full length the band have shared a brand new music video for their new track Useless Wooden Toys that is taken from the forthcoming album. The release will be supported by UK and European touring including a free entry London album release show with support from River Jumpers, Sweet Empire and Harker at The Finsbury on November 11th.
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Might As Well Fest
have revealled the final line-up for their third annual installment, featuring some of the UK’s best underground punk bands. The punk rock all-dayer, is being held in London across The Old Blue Last
and The Macbeth
on Saturday 7th October 2017, and it promises to be a fun affair with all proceeds going to aid charities CALM
Early bird tickets are available at £10.00 for a limited time here
The final line up for Might As Well Fest III can be viewed below
, Arms and Hearts.
, Better Than Never
, Don Blake
, Eat Defeat
, Kamikaze Girls
, Lay it On The Line
, Might As Well Fest III
, Our Lives In Cinema
, Sweet Little Machine
, The Burnt Tapes
, The Mixtape Saints
, The Sour Taste
, Tom Aylott
, Wild Tales
, You Know The Drill
Brighton indie-punk’s Harker have revealed details of their ‘Cassette Club’ series, a collection of tape releases which will be available exclusively to members of their mailing list as a reward for their continued support. The band has also announced UK tour dates, including appearances at Washed Out Festival and Kind Festival.
Harker‘s website, where you can sign up to their mailing list, is here
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Indie 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, Hours. Harker 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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The Great Thieves Escape II
Flix Records / No Panic! Records
The Great Thieves Escape II is a multinational four way split single brought to you by Flix Records and No Panic! Records. It is comprised of four bands from the USA, Germany and the UK. I always view split EP’s as healthy competition between the bands involved, so let’s introduce the contenders.
First up is America’s Walk The Plank, they are a hardcore heavyweight who open with the excellent Dying On The Vine. It starts with an old school punk riff that suddenly breaks into brutal hardcore for the chorus, this is short, sharp and ferocious and is an impressive opening, and an early favourite. Germany’s No Fun are next on the bill and in a surprise move they bring us Cheesecake. This is a much poppier affair with a killer guitar riff and a great female lead vocal, this is a song that should have anyone with a pulse bouncing around the room. We’re back across the Atlantic again for New York’s Such Gold, who deliver a solid burst of melodic hardcore with the excellent Choosing Cages. Finally we come to last entrant in this four way fracas, the UK’s Harker deliver some hard edged melodic punk rock that will delight fans of the Alkaline Trio.
We’ve had two American heavyweights, a feisty Brit but in the end it is Germany’s No Fun who take this competition with a sucker punch, the judge denies that he was swayed by the promise of all the Cheesecake. As I’ve noted previously when reviewing split singles, they can be hit and miss affairs, that is certainly not the case on The Great Thieves Escape II. All four bands are excellent, but you’ll always end up with a favourite and who doesn’t love Cheesecake?
The Great Thieves Escape II is available on a rainbow of limited edition coloured vinyl here.
A Lifetime Apart
Paper + Plastick Records
Brighton, UK four piece Harker has hit their stride with their latest EP, A Lifetime Apart. Marking the evolution of the band from frontman Mark Boniface’s personal solo project to a completely collaborative, full-band endeavor, Harker fulfills the promise of a semi-raspy vocalist singing against a backdrop of catchy, hook-laden pop-punk. Fans of anything from Hot Water Music to Jimmy Eat World stand to make a pleasant surprise with the four awaiting songs.
Opener “23” provides a fairly simple example of the pseudo-anthemic style that Harker openly runs with. A dual sense of wisdom and youth springs forth in Boniface’s mature yet optimistic exuberance. Paired with the clean resonant riffs and distinct mid-tempo chord structures of their influences, the song subtly explores the social challenges of shifting from adolescence to early adulthood. The concept of “stalling” in life is concisely communicated in the line “feeling comatose, but I can’t get any kind of sleep.” “Certain To Spill” carries the same rough and tumble edge forward to the halfway mark, at which point the band undergoes a minor shift for the final two songs. A faint Gaslight Anthem essence seeps into Boniface’s affective vocal articulation for the duration of “Sleepy Eyed” before transitioning into the passionate, sing-along choruses of “Nightmare Fuel” – the latter of which embodies an audible likeness to Dave Hause.
Harker demonstrate their worth in four quick songs sure to leave leave listeners hungry for more. A Lifetime Apart sets a formidable punk-punk foundation from which to grow from, drawing upon a refreshing array of past and present influences that should turn the heads of punk fans from all walks of life. Overall a promising introduction that sets up Harker as a punk rock force to watch out for.
Brighton, UK band Harker has premiered a full stream of their Paper + Plastick Records debut.
Listen to the new record here courtesy New Noise Magazine.
Brighton, UK band Harker has signed on with Paper + Plastick Records. The band will be releasing their 4-track EP the month after Fest. In the mean time, their track “23” is featured on the label’s latest Fest ’14.
Download the new track along with nine others on the comp from the Paper + Plastick Records family here.
Brighton, UK punk band Harker are embarking on a series of European tour dates alongside German emo/post hardcore band Casually Dressed. Harker’s latest release is the 7″ single Gasping For Air, released via No Panic! Records back in November last year.
Check out the full list of dates below.