UK Punks Harker Release New Single, ‘The Beast Must Die’

Brighton, UK punk rock powerhouse HARKER are back with a new single “The Beast Must Die.”

The track appears on the band’s upcoming LP “Axiom” out April 23rd on Wiretap Records, Disconnect Disconnect Records, Shield Recordings, Fixing A Whole Records.

“The Beast Must Die’ is based on the idea of ‘Mono-consciousness’ by English writer Colin Wilson – as a philosopher, Wilsons writing was heavily focused on striving to live with a heightened sense of meaning and avoiding a closed mindset. This track is a study of characters with a lack of empathy and spirituality, in the end leading to apathy for existence. ‘Mono-consciousness’ is a beast that lurks inside, and needs to be hunted before it takes control of of us.”- Mark Boniface (singer/guitarist)

”AXIOM’ is a statement of intent, a hit back against the apathy of modern living, an attack on idolization and a call for all the marginalized to take the helm – to kick against the pricks.

Foundations built upon a love for pop music, while leaning into their obsession over the golden era of Dischord records & 90s college fuzz sounds. Since 2014, the band have put out releases through well-established labels, including their EP ‘A Lifetime Apart’ and their first full length ‘No Discordance’ which followed in 2018 to critical acclaim – becoming a powerful punk/emo shot to the arm for the UKs indie scene, seeing the band go on to support the likes of The Wildhearts, Mercy Union & Spanish Love Songs as well as a string of UK and international tours including a successful tour of Japan in 2019.

2021 brings their sophomore effort ‘Axiom’ – recorded by producer Bob Cooper, the new album cuts into the state of modern living, discussing themes on isolation, social class and environmental change. Not content with sitting still in their punk-pop bubble and retracing steps, Harker have pushed against the grain with ‘Axiom’ – a middle finger to force fed algorithm produced pop. It sees Harker at their most experimental yet, delving into new sonic territories evolving out of the bands earlier radio-popfuzz rooted sound – pulling in more left field influences, such as Sonic Youth, Jets To Brazil & Black Sabbath.

Harker are a 4 piece ‘EMOGAZE’ band from Brighton, UK.’

Space Cadet Release New Track & Video For ‘Bad Luck’, Debut Record Out March 26th

Space Cadet happened by accident. Friends of almost 25 years, Dave Walsh and Matt Hock had each been writing and recording eerily similar songs, completely oblivious to each other’s work. What’s all the more surprising is that it wasn’t the punk of The Explosion (Virgin, Jade Tree), the band they formed together with friends in 1998. Instead, the music was indicative of other sounds they’re into – post-punk, new wave, Brit Rock – not to mention their shared obsession with guitar pedals. From their respective homes of Clinton, Massachusetts and Brooklyn, Dave and Matt have created lush soundscapes (“Forever for a While,” “Safe and Sound”), dark synth dirges (“No Accident,” “Lose Control”) and anxious anthems (“Scream for You”).

What started as an accident is now on purpose. With enough material written for a full-length LP, Space Cadet recorded their debut album at Little Eden in Asbury Park in July 2020 with Pete Steinkopt (Bouncing Souls). The album “Lion On A Leash” will be released March 26th via Wiretap Records.

Check out ‘Bad Luck’ below.

Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and Pre-Order options below.

  1. Forever For A While
  2. Start Running Away
  3. If Only
  4. No Accident
  5. Scream For You
  6. Bad Luck
  7. Safe And Sound
  8. Lose Control
  9. Slö

Pre-Orders are available via the following link.

Space Cadet Sign With Wiretap Records, Debut Record To Release In 2021

Matt Hock (vocalist) and David Walsh (guitarist) of veteran punk band The Explosion have formed a new project named Space Cadet and they enlisted a powerhouse group of their musician friends to lend a hand on the band’s debut album ‘Lion On A Leash’ set for release on March 26 via Wiretap Records.

Recorded at Little Eden in Asbury Park in July 2020 with Pete Steinkopt (Bouncing Souls) producing, ‘Lion On A Leash’ features guest appearances by Brian Baker (Bad Religion, Minor Threat)Mike Sneeringer (The Loved Ones, Strand of Oaks)Matt Olsson (Dave Hause, Brian Fallon) and Chris Gonzalez (The Explosion, The Loved Ones).

Space Cadet has unveiled the album’s first single “Forever For A While” as a preview of what’s to come.

Matt says, “By the time the world shut down, we had four songs written and Forever For A While was the first. We just kept pulling at that thread, experimenting more and more until we had an album. In a very real way, the song was the catalyst for all of that, and for the band itself. But it can also just be seen as what happens when obsessive lunatics get their hands on some reverb pedals.”

The formation of Space Cadet began when Dave and Matt (bandmates and friends of almost 25 years), had each been writing and recording eerily similar songs, completely oblivious to each other’s work. What’s all the more surprising is that it wasn’t the punk of The Explosion (Virgin, Jade Tree), the band they formed together with friends in 1998. Instead, the music was indicative of other sounds they’re into – post-punk, new wave, Brit Rock – not to mention their shared obsession with guitar pedals. From their respective homes of Clinton, Massachusetts and Brooklyn, Dave and Matt have created an album’s worth of lush soundscapes (“Forever for a While,” “Safe and Sound”), dark synth dirges (“No Accident,” “Lose Control”) and anxious anthems (“Scream for You”).

Check out ‘Forever A While Below.

Toronto’s Talk Show Host Sign With Wiretap Records, Release New Single, ‘This Monologue’

Toronto punk/indie trio Talk Show Host has announced their signing to SoCal based punk label Wiretap Records for the release of their upcoming full-length album in 2021. To roll out the partnership, the band is debuting a brand new single and music video called “This Monologue.” The track arrives on all digital platforms this Friday Nov 20th. Look for Talk Show Host’s full-length album out in May 2021 on Wiretap Records.

The band says, “This Monologue” is about the running commentary in your head that spends a good portion of every day telling you, in excruciating detail, about all the things you’ve done wrong, are currently doing wrong, and are about to do wrong.”

Check out ‘Talk Show Host’ below.

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Homecamp Release New Mini-Record, ‘Did We Return As Something Else’

Homecamp is the side project of UK musician Adam Binder, frontman of indie/emo band Dearist (Spartan Records), and his friend, bassist Will Jones. The duo’s debut mini-album “Did We Return As Something Else” was mastered by Bob Cooper (Cult Dreams, Citizen, Self Defense Family) and is out today on Wiretap Records.

Homecamp is the brainchild of Adam Binder, the UK singer/songwriter and frontman of indie/emo band Dearest. While spending his musical career in bands routed in the emo sub genres, Binder has always had a secret love affair with music from a more ambient approach.

Homecamp is the exploration of ambiance and atmosphere without the loss of emotion or a sing-along melody; The idea of creating a landscape for each song to inhabit. Hailing from the midlands city of Wolverhampton, Adam writes, records, and produces everything you hear in his home studio, enlisting friends along the way to assist in the writing and performance. The studio providing an escape from the surrounding industrial towns in silence and solitude.

Talking about the project’s inception, Adam says, “It felt cheesy to release music under my own name and feel like under a ‘band name’, there is room for friends on recordings and live–People to come and go as they feel. I came up with the name after finding a book, of the same name, about the outdoors, on a trip to Belgium. I thought it summed up the sound really well”.

Homecamp’s newest full-time member Will Jones was recently enlisted to pick up the bass duties. Working together Adam and Will have now put together the final touches to the band’s first body of work, mini album, ‘Did We Return As Something Else,’ out now through Wiretap Records.

Will is a multi-instrumentalist that is able to transfer easily between indie pop and hardcore punk projects. The final piece of the puzzle, UK recording guru Bob Cooper (Cult Dreams, Citizen, Self Defense Family) was enlisted to master the new record giving the songs new beef and clarity. “Did We Return As Something Else” delivers an eclectic mix of somber and elevation, jumping from stripped-back piano performances to standing on the edge of indie rock.

Check out the mini-record, ‘Did We Return As Something Else’ on Bandcamp, Apple Music and Spotify.

Wiretap Records Launches Imprint Label, ‘My Grito’ Aimed At Supporting Latin / Latinx Artists, Muralists, Entertainers & More

Los Angeles, CA – The folks behind SoCal based indie label Wiretap Records, have announced the launch of an imprint label known as ‘My Grito,’ aimed at supporting primarily Latin / LatinX artists in various mediums, including bands/musicians, artists/muralists, comedians, entertainers, and more.

The announcement comes at a fitting time, midway through Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). To coincide with the launch of the label/organization, My Grito has also announced the signing of their debut band, Orange County’s 3LH.

3LH, the 60’s surf/garage inspired 4-piece, have been taking Orange County and neighboring areas by storm the last few years, quickly building a committed fan base. The band will release a new single in October titled “Here’s Johnny”, to kick off the release of their debut LP out in early March 2021.

In the meantime, get familiar with 3LH by checking out their latest single “Don’t Wanna Hold Your Hand”, available now to stream below.