“Crunchy riffs, pounding drums and uplifting vocal harmonies are their signature sound which encapsulates the essence of melodic Punk-Rock, CowPunk and Garage Rock”. Werk.re (Glasswerk UK)
★★★★★ “London Punk-rockers Barking Poets sound immense on catchy debut single. The band’s energy feels unmistakably fresh and invigorating”. Captured Howls
“The foursome’s first ever single will really help you get through and give you that slither of aspiration we all need to get us through the day”. It’s All Indie
Barking Poets are a new originals Punk-Rock band based in London and founded in 2019 by four experienced musicians from the London, Bristol, Dublin and Barcelona scenes.
Singer-songwriters Harvey Springfield (Man The Lifeboats) on lead vocals/rhythm guitar and Neil Murray (Two Day Rule) on lead guitar teamed up with Conor Heary (The Wake-Ups) on drums and Sergio Moreno on bass.
They’re inspired by the protest poetry of Barking’s own bard Billy Bragg, the bittersweet melancholy of Frank Turner and The Gaslight Anthem, the recklessness of Green Day and The Clash and the epic anthems of Manic Street Preachers or Dropkick Murphys among many others.
They don’t shy away from tackling controversial topics such as Climate Change, Austerity, Populist Politics while also telling stories of souls struggling to connect or vampires sheltering in the City during the day while playing blistering R’n’R gigs in the Camden night.
Their debut single “Make Me Strong” was produced, mixed and mastered by Paul Tipler (Idlewild, Placebo, Elastica) at Stereolab’s Unit 13 Studios in South London. It was released in April 2020 under Universal’s global music distributor Spinnup.
They’ve recently donated their merchandise to the #SaveOurVenues campaign run by Music Venue Trust.
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