HAGGARD CAT Unveil Video for New Single ‘European Hardware’
What do you get when you barricade a band inside a concrete box for 24 hours? A banging tune, a political statement, and a descent into madness – or so it seems from the newest video from Haggard Cat.
Rock duo Haggard Cat certainly don’t seem to enjoy doing things the conventional way; from bringing their own twist on gritty rock ‘n’ roll, to protesting the current political climate by keeping themselves in a concrete box for 24 hours, you can’t help but admire the duo for their latest video European Hardware. With its irresistibly infectious melody and thrashing guitars, the single is a protest anthem that you’ll want to keep looping on repeat, firing you up and providing even more conviction to fight for your political beliefs.
Guitarist and vocalist Matt Reynolds begins:
It’s basically our take on the classic three minute long punk thrasher. The lyrics satirise our current political climate, where the actions and decisions seem to be entirely driven by self and ego. The song describes a desire to escape it all and channels all our frustrations into a sing-along mantra for the downtrodden.
Matt continues, and explains the inspiration behind the video and single:
Just over a month ago we sealed ourselves in a concrete catacomb for 24 hours. The video itself documents the whole thing, it’s all real, we actually stayed in there for the duration and live-streamed the whole thing, it was hell! We did this to visually represent what we’re talking about in the song, in order to hopefully get a few more of you talking about how detrimental the current political path we’re on will be to every one of us (well those of us who aren’t billionaires, or millionaires working for the billionaires).
Haggard Cat will be releasing their second album Common Sense Holiday on March 13th through Earache Records.
You will be able to catch the band both at the end of this year and beginning of next year, at the following dates.
December (w/ Virginmarys)
11 – Stafford, Redrum
12 – Nottingham, Rough Trade
13 – London, The Islington
14 – Manchester, Academy2
January (w/ InMe)
18 – Southampton, The Joiners
19 – Bridgwater, Cobblestones
20 – Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle
21 – Swansea, The Bunkhouse
22 – Stafford, Redrum
23 – Chester, The Live Rooms
24 – Leicester, O2 Academy 2
25 – Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
26 – London, Boston Music Rooms