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Brighton Punks HARKER Drop Music Video for ‘Dead Ends’

23rd July 2019

South coast melodic indie punk band HARKER are delighted to share a music video for their latest single ‘Dead Ends’ released 17th May 2019 through Wiretap Records.

The video was put together by the band and Claire James as an homage to b-movie horror – Harker vocalist and guitarist Mark Boniface explains:

‘We’re all influenced by horror films – something I’ve always wanted to be involved in since I was a teenager. This video we tried to encapsulate everything we love about them. Stretching to areas of spooky, gore, quirky, b-movie and downright entertaining. “

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/P4bsiKBuN0k

With a busy start to the year which has seen the band tour Japan, play a string of shows as main support for Mercy Union (ex-Gaslight Anthem) and appear at festivals such as Call of the Wild Festival and Booze Cruise Festival, Harker are poised to return to mainland Europe this September with American alternative rock band Magnapop. Commenting on the news, guitarist Tony Ware said:

“I saw Magnapop at their first UK show in the 90’s and had my head blown off. Musically they are one of the bands that heavily influenced how I play guitar. Later on we became friends and it will be such a privilege to finally share a stage with them in Europe”.

Starting as a solo project in late 2014 by frontman Mark Boniface, the band has bloomed into a four piece collective powerhouse and what is now a relentless touring machine, warming up stages for the likes of Beach Slang, Ducking Punches, Creeper, Boston Manor, Spanish Love Songs, Red City Radio and many more.

With three EPs released through well established labels, including A Lifetime Apart through the Paper & Plastick imprint created by Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello, their first full length No Discordance followed up their earlier work with a louder fuzz-pop driven sound, setting a new bar for the UK’s independent punk scene.

The album received rave reviews for its amped-up take on the Midwestern punk rock of bands like The Get Up Kids and Jimmy Eat World, and their sharp guitar-led anthems have as much to say instrumentally as they do lyrically, drawing comparisons not only to pop-punk favourites but also the more seasoned influences of artists like Husker Du, Buffalo Tom, and Dinosaur Jnr.

Their valve busting take on drive-time punk rock puts them in the same league as much-loved underground gems like Sugar, The Get Up Kids & Superchunk, with support at alternative press from New Noise Magazine, Already Heard, Punktastic, The Soundboard, Ramzine, Alt Dialogue, Uber Rock and a whole host more.

Harker Live Dates:

10 – At the Edge of the Sea, Brighton w/ The Wedding Present

SEPTEMBER w/Magnapop except*
05 – Grenswerk, Venlo NL
05 – Groene Engel, Oss NL
07 – Monster Records, Hannover DE*
08 – Metropool, Hengelo NL
09 – Music City, Antwerp NL*
11 – Paard, Den Haag NL
12 – De Markthallen, Herk De Stad BE
13 – Popmonument, Bergen Op Zoom NL
14 – De Singer, Rijkevorsel BE

Listen to “Dead Ends” on Spotify HERE.