MUSIC NEWS: Haggard Cat Release ‘Goldberg’ & Announce UK Tour Dates

Haggard Cat have released a new track titled Goldberg, a taste of their forthcoming album Challenger. 

“Goldberg is a very personal song to us,” explains vocalist/guitarist Matt Reynolds of the track. “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!”

Challenger is due for release on the 20th April via Earache Records, available to pre-order HERE.

The duo have also announced a UK tour in support of the new record, see them live and the new material in the flesh at one of the following dates:


Mon 16th – NOTTINGHAM – Rough Trade (Challenger pre-release party)
Wed 18th – BRISTOL – Rough Trade (in-store and record signing)
Wed 25th – HUDDERSFIELD – The Parish
Thu 26th – BOLTON – The Alma Inn
Fri 27th – YORK – The Crescent
Sat 28th – LONDON – Sebright Arms
Sun 29th – MILTON KEYNES – The Craufurd Arms (free entry)


Tue 1st – NEWPORT – Le Pub
Wed 2nd – BRISTOL – Mother’s Ruin (free entry)
Thu 3rd – NEWCASTLE – Little Buildings
Fri 4th – NOTTINGHAM – Jam Café
Sat 5th – LANCASTER – The Bobbin
Sun 6th – SHEFFIELD – Record Junkee
Fri 11th – CORBY – The White Heart

Tickets for the shows are available via the band’s website.

You can also see Haggard Cat live at 2000trees Festival and Boomtown Fair this summer.

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