Brighton indie-punks Harker are delighted to announce their debut album ‘No Discordance’ which is set for release on Friday 9th February 2018. To celebrate, the band are streaming a new track titled ‘300 Cigarettes’ which you can hear here.
With 10 tracks of valve-busting punk rock, No Discordance is the result of months of hard work and an exhaustive journey to create what is a true mission-statement of an album. “No Discordance is a beast. We’ve thrown everything at it. It’s been the most difficult, but rewarding work we’ve done,”explains vocalist/guitarist, Mark Boniface.
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 will be released on digital, CD and vinyl formats on Friday 9th February.
To celebrate the news Harker have shared ‘300 Cigarettes’ an entirely new song and the lead single from their upcoming album. Infectious and poppy, the track pays homage to the sweet tasting early pop-punk of bands like Saves The Day, Bouncing Souls and The Get Up Kids. However, despite being a fun, infectious, upbeat track the song has a serious underlying message as Mark explains:
“300 cigs is about how people can use others emotional states to gain trust and self-assurance. At most times we can be caring, understanding and loving. But unfortunately, there are some who ignore the consequences of their actions on people, and it highlights a horrible part of human nature. At our worst, we can be self-centred, reserved and unaware of the problems we create within ourselves and within others. The song acts as a remedy to the damage left behind after we cut poisonous people out of our lives.”
If you like what you hear then you can catch Harker on tour in the UK later this month and in early December with Southampton’s Miss Vincent:
30 Nov - Subside, Birmingham
1 Dec - Jumpin' Jacks, Newcastle
2 Dec - Single Shot Records, Leeds
2 Dec - Alma Inn, Bolton
3 Dec - Joiners, Southampton
‘No Discordance’ is out Friday 9th February on Disconnect, Disconnect (UK), Fond of Life (EU), Shield Recordings (EU), Fixing A Hole (JP) and Wiretap Records (USA).