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