Haggard Cat Release New Single 'Goldberg' + Announce UK Tour Dates
It’s a double helping of goodness from Nottingham’s Haggard Cat. They’ve released another dose of riffage from forthcoming album ‘Challenger’ in the form of ‘Goldberg’. Plus the Nottingham duo have also revealed the ‘Challenger UK Tour’ which will see them play 12 shows up and down the country in April and May.
It’s actually quite apt that they should release this song on the same day as announcing the tour. As vocalist / guitarist Matt Reynolds explains “’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!”
He continues to talk about the long awaited tour dates “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!”
CHALLENGER UK TOUR: 25 April - The Parish Huddersfield UK 26 April - The Alma Inn Bolton UK 27 April -The Crescent York UK 28 Apri - 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 Building 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