It’s a double helping of goodness from Nottingham’s Haggard Cat today. 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!”
UK IN-STORE DATES:
16 April Rough Trade Nottingham UK Challenger pre-release party
18 April Rough Trade Bristol UK In-store and record signing
CHALLENGER UK TOUR:
25 April The Parish Huddersfield UK
26 April The Alma Inn Bolton UK
27 April The Crescent York UK
28 April 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 Buildings Newcastle UK
04 May Jam Café Nottingham UK
05 May The Bobbin Lancaster UK
06 May Record Junkee Sheffield UK