OUT TODAY VIA SCRUFF OF THE NECK RECORDS
PLUS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘SURVIVAL MODE’ – LANDING 3RD MARCH 2023
Viral Manchester trio THE HARA have returned with gargantuan new single ‘ROCKSTAR’ out today via Scruff Of The Neck Records
The exhilarating track lyrically interrogates the perception of the rockstar lifestyle whilst musically delivering intense rock hooks interspersed with the genre-fluid style fans of THE HARA will be familiar with.
Elaborating on the track further, the band say, “‘ROCKSTAR’ is the glorified expectation the world outside of our band has of us, whether it be family, friends, or fans. How everything online looks like we are just living the dream when in reality there’s a lot more to it. But we chose this life and we will play the part or even pretend until that glorified outside view becomes a reality.”
Having tried and tested ‘ROCKSTAR’ during festival season this summer, it’s also the first single taken from their upcoming debut album ‘Survival Mode’ due for release on 3rd March 2023 via Scruff Of The Neck Records, and produced by Jason Perry (Don Broco, McFly).
THE HARA have taken the UK by storm in the past 12 months with major UK festival performances at Reading & Leeds Festivals (Main Stage), Download and Tramlines. Gemma Bradley gave the band their break at BBC Radio 1, whilst they have already been playlisted on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Deezer 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 Introducing, Kerrang!, Dork, Amazing Radio and Manchester Evening News. Following the release of ‘ROCKSTAR’ the trio will also be heading out on the road with Sueco supporting him on his European tour.
And it all boils down to the hard-working and focussed ethos that has tied the band and their journey together since they started making music. Explaining the band’s mantra, frontman Josh Taylor says, “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.”
‘ROCKSTAR’ is out now via Scruff Of The Neck Records. The Hara will release their debut album ‘Survival Mode’ on 3rd March 2023.
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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.