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Brighton punks HARKER share new music video for ‘Black Dog’

Brighton punks HARKER share new music video for ‘Black Dog’

HarkerBrighton fuzz-punks HARKER have unveiled a new music video for ‘Black Dog’ a new track taken from their recently released debut album ‘No Discordance’.

Commenting on the meaning behind the song, vocalist and guitarist Mark Boniface said: “Black Dog is about the fears that follow you. It can ruin lives, destroy friendships and leave you all tangled up. You have to learn to keep your fear at bay, and confide in the ones you love when you are worried or scared”. 

Harker have also announced a new run of UK shows with Austrian melodic-punk rock quartet and Shield Recordings label mates, Astpai beginning this August.

14 AUG – Brighton UK, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
15 AUG – London UK, The Lock Tavern
16 AUG – Bristol UK, Exchange
17 AUG – Manchester UK, Fuel Cafe
18 AUG – Cardiff UK, The Big Top

Teaming up with an international coalition of labels including Disconnect, Disconnect & Future Void in the UK, Shield Recordings and Fond of Life in Europe, Wiretap in the USA and Fixing A Hole in Japan, No Discordance is available now on digital, CD and vinyl formats.

 

 

More about HARKER: 

To disect Harker it’s imporant to look at their influences. Growing up on a healthy diet of New Jersey and Chicago punk rock bands, Harker, like many their age, spent their formative years learning the lyrics to albums like ‘Goddamnit’ and ‘Hopeless Romantic’ front to back. This style of high-energy ‘cards on the table’ punk rock served them well and laid important foundations for the group, however was something they always wanted to “improve upon,” rather than just “settle” with and led them down a path towards the “guitar orientated” work of artists like Buffalo Tom and Dinosaur Jnr.

Initially beginning as an acoustic project back in 2014, Mark recruited the current formation of Harker across the span of three EP’s – Hours (2014), Gasping For Air (2014) and A Lifetime Apart (2015), the latter picked up by Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello’s Paper + Plastick imprint for release in the United States. Joined by Tony Ware (Guitar), Phoebe Saunders (Bass/Vocals) and Matt Claxton (Drums), the band began to incorporate more sophisticated influences into their songs, embracing the fuzz laden frenzy of artists like The Replacements, The Wedding Present and Husker Du.

“We’re not really the same band anymore,” explains guitarist, Tony.
“Anyone who saw us in the early days would probably remember us a really acoustic-orientated band. We love those songs but we wanted to make everything fuzzier, poppier and LOUDER, which is why we switched to two electrics”.

Entering the studio with producer Tim Greaves at Southsea Sound, the band began work on their debut album – No Discordance with plans to create a “huge sounding record”:

“When I listen to early Jimmy Eat World, or an album like ‘Seamonsters’ by the Wedding Present, I’m always astounded how they managed to capture all the carnage and noise – it’s like lightening in a bottle. If we could even emulate half of that then we’d have accomplished what we set out to do” explains Tony.

Building on the success of their early success Harker quickly earned a solid reputation on the UK punk and indie rock circuits. Plying their trade across the UK and mainland Europe, the band has already shared the stage with the likes of Creeper, Boston Manor, Moose Blood, Red City Radio & Off With Their Heads and have no plans on slowing down anytime soon, with a tour with Miss Vincent about to begin and 2018 tour dates to be announced in due course.

‘No Discordance’ was released 9th February 2018 on Disconnect, Disconnect (UK), Fond of Life (EU), Shield Recordings (EU), Fixing A Hole (JP) and Wiretap Records (USA).

 

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