HAGGARD CAT release new song ‘Goldberg’

March 11, 2018

HAGGARD CAT release new song ‘Goldberg’

Taken from their forthcoming album ‘Challenger’
Due out 20th April on Earache Records
UK Tour dates in April / May announced:

It’s a double helping of goodness from Nottingham’s Haggard Cat today. They’ve released another dose of riffage from forthcoming album ‘Challenger’ in the form of ‘Goldberg’. Plus the Nottingham duo have also revealed the ‘Challenger UK Tour’ which will see them play 12 shows up and down the country in April and May. It’s actually quite apt that they should release this song on the same day as announcing the tour. As vocalist / guitarist Matt Reynolds explains “’Goldberg’ is a very personal song to us. The lyrics deal with how touring and expectation cause deterioration of mental health and how our perception of ourselves on the road can lead to toxic behaviour. Although this might sound quite reflective, it’s actually a very positive song about being more self aware and pulling through to the other side. Musically, it’s also one of my personal favourites, focusing on the time signature still makes my head spin and I can’t wait to get out on the road to play that chorus riff nice and loud!”

He continues to talk about the long awaited tour dates “We’ve been keeping these songs under-wraps for so long now that we can’t believe it’s finally almost time to push the album out into everyone’s ears! To celebrate it we’re doing a big old fashioned DIY tour of the UK around some of our favourite venues with some of the UK’s best underground promoters. There’s going to be a lot of old friends, and new faces alike; not to mention a fuck tonne of riffs in some of the UKs most exciting and energetic tiny sweat-box venues. It’s going to be sick!”

‘Challenger’ is set for release 20th April via Earache Records and the duo (completed by drummer Tom Marsh) have already released ‘Bone Shaker’‘The Patriot’ and ‘American Graffiti’. These killer tracks have been enjoying national airplay on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show and BBC Introducing, as well as playlisting at Kerrang! TV. On top of the Challenger UK Tour, Haggard Cat have some Rough Trade in-store appearances lined up leading into the album’s release and will also be performing at the wildly imaginative Boomtown Fair this summer.

16 April             Rough Trade                 Nottingham      UK        Challenger pre-release party
18 April             Rough Trade                 Bristol              UK        In-store and record signing
25 April             The Parish                    Huddersfield    UK
26 April             The Alma Inn                Bolton              UK
27 April             The Crescent                York                 UK
28 April             Sebright Arms               London             UK
29 April             The Craufurd Arms        Milton Keynes  UK        Free show!
01 May             Le Pub                          Newport          UK
02 May             Mother’s Ruin               Bristol              UK        Free show!
03 May             Little Buildings             Newcastle        UK
04 May             Jam Café                       Nottingham      UK
05 May             The Bobbin                   Lancaster         UK
06 May             Record Junkee             Sheffield          UK
11 May             The White Hart             Corby               UK
12-14 July        2000trees Festival                                UK
9-12 Aug           Boomtown Fair                                     UK


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