The Hara have shared the video for their gripping new single ‘Die In The City’ –


The illuminated visuals accompany the track which was released last Friday (22nd October). The song has so far seen widespread support flood in from SpotifyApple MusicDork Magazine, iTunes Rock Charts around the globe and KINK Indie in the Netherlands, as well as an outpouring of love from their thousands of followers on social media. 

Palpable from the second you press play, ‘Die In The City’ lyrically focuses on social media and the pressures that immediately form from having a presence online. A storming juggernaut, it brims with infectious power rock guitar licks and a probing electronic soundscape.

Speaking about the track, frontman Josh Taylor says, “This song is all centred around the negative effects social media can have on you and from our perspective as a band we felt so stuck in a routine of living our career through our phones, constantly posting and dealing with the effects of reaching millions of people for the first time (good and bad) over lockdown and having no live shows to look forward, all that just gave us this overwhelming feeling of doubt, anger & frustration all of which we touch on in detail throughout this song.”



‘Die In The City’ marks the trio’s second release with Manchester-based label Scruff Of The Neck Records and follows on from the band finally fulfilling a triumphant UK headline tour this autumn after Covid delays forced them to reschedule a number of shows numerous times. Previous single ‘Fool & The Thief’ weaved elements of rock, pop, punk and electro into its dramatic three minutes and had it’s first play on BBC Radio 1 with Gemma Bradley.

It has also been a successful summer for the Manchester band, who have appeared at festivals up and down the country. Back in June they played the Download Festival Pilot before bookending the summer by opening the main stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds. The Hara also played triumphant shows at TRNSMT in Glasgow, Tramlines in Sheffield, Neighbourhood Weekender in Warrington and Slam Dunk in the north and south.

The trio consisting of; Josh Taylor (frontman), Zack Breen (guitar) and Jack Kennedy (drums), have already found a home on SpotifyApple Music and Amazon Music playlists as their  ‘genre fluid’ sound sees them continue to break new ground sonically. This hybrid of sounds has also warranted them to be featured across airwaves and column inches, with notable acclaim from BBC IntroducingKerrang!Amazing Radio and Manchester Evening News.

Explaining the band’s mantra, Josh elaborates, “We want to show everyone that despite it all, despite what the statistics say, despite what people say or any of that social media acceptance bullsh*t, it really doesn’t matter. Thousands of people will reject you for being different but there are 10 times over that amount who will accept you and who are feeling just like you. If people can become a part of such a glorious resistance through our music, then that’s our mission”

Upcoming Tour Dates
November 14 – King Tuts, Glasgow – SOLD OUT





My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i'm blessed and get to combine both. Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.