March 13, 2018 |

Haggard Cat reveal new single and announce UK tour!

Haggard Cat reveal new single and announce UK tour!

March 13, 2018 |

Haggard Cat have revealed their new single Goldberg! The track is lifted from their forthcoming album Challenger (April 20. Earache Records).

Vocalist/guitarist Matt Reynolds explains of the track;  “’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!”

Check out Goldberg below;

The band have also announced the Challenger UK tour in support of the record! Matt continues; “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!” 

UK IN-STORE DATES:
16 April             Rough Trade                 Nottingham      UK        Challenger pre-release party
18 April             Rough Trade                 Bristol              UK        In-store and record signing
CHALLENGER UK TOUR:
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
FURTHER LIVE DATES:
12-14 July        2000trees Festival                                UK
9-12 Aug           Boomtown Fair                                     UK