Haggard Cat have shared a video for their new single, ‘Quit Your Jobs’, which is taken from their upcoming ‘Cheer Up’ EP, scheduled for release on September 3rd 2021.
It’s their first offering of new material since 2020’s brilliant ‘Common Sense Holiday’, and also their first since parting ways with Earache Records and opting to go independent.
‘Cheer Up’ was produced by double Grammy Award winning producer Adrian Bushby, and will be the band’s first DIY release since their formation in 2013. Here’s what vocalist/guitarist Matt Reynolds had to say about it.
“When we were writing this group of songs, ‘Quit Your Jobs’ was the first track that really jumped out and grabbed us, we knew instantly that it had to be the first thing people heard from this new body of work, it was just so aggressive and felt so much more immediate than what had come before; it felt like a mission statement for where we were going next. There was a sense that it was coming from a place of genuine anger and frustration and Adrian (Bushby) captured it perfectly on record. We wrote the lyrics about an actual series of bad advice that we received from our old record label. We were in a meeting with them, and they literally were sat there straight-faced refusing to work on a marketing plan with us, insisting our next move was to “quit your jobs”. They just kept repeating it, it was eery. Advice that also followed these pearls of wisdom was “fake your death” – I know this sounds made up but it’s 100% true.”
You can check out ‘Quit Your Jobs’ and its dizzy video below.
Haggard Cat will also head off on an expansive UK tour in support of the EP throughout September, on the following dates. All previous tickets remain valid.
SEPTEMBER 07 – NOTTINGHAM, Bodega
SEPTEMBER 08 – LONDON, The Grace
SEPTEMBER 09 – STOKE-ON-TRENT, Underground
SEPTEMBER 11 – MANCHESTER, Satan’s Hollow
SEPTEMBER 12 – HUDDERSFIELD, The Parish
SEPTEMBER 13 – GLASGOW, the Parish
SEPTEMBER 14 – NEWCASTLE, Surf Café
SEPTEMBER 15 – MILTON KEYNES, Craufurd Arms
SEPTEMBER 16 – BIRMINGHAM, Dead Wax
SEPTEMBER 18 – BRISTOL, Crofter’s Rights
SEPTEMBER 19 – BRIGHTON, Prince Albert
SEPTEMBER 20 – GUILDFORD, Boileroom
SEPTEMBER 21 – BOURNEMOUTH, Anvil
SEPTEMBER 23 – NEWQUAY, Whiskers
SEPTEMBER 24 – PLYMOUTH, The Junction
SEPTEMBER 25 – EXETER, The Cavern
SEPTEMBER 26 – SWANSEA, Bunkhouse
SEPTEMBER 27 – SHEFFIELD, Record Junkee
You can pre-order the EP, a load of new bundles, and tickets for their upcoming tour from the band’s official website.