“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 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 and Neil Murray (Two Day Rule) on lead guitar teamed up with Conor Heary (The Wake-Ups) on drums and Sergio Moreno on bass guitar.
Their lyrics echo the concerns of our time such as Climate Change, Racism, Austerity or Populist Politics. Their soul-lifting debut single “Make Me Strong” was released at the start of the lockdown and they donated a solidarity t-shirt to the #SaveOurVenues campaign run by Music Venue Trust.
Their second single “When I Am King” continues in Barking Poets’ style of mixing the anthemic punk of The Clash and The Gaslight Anthem with the protest lineage of Neil Young and Billy Bragg – recorded again at Unit 13 Studios with Paul Tipler, with a captivating video by Richard Herring (@WreckMedia) which will premiere on Facebook Live on September 1st at 8 pm (UK time).
The new single will be released on September 4th 2020 and it will be available for streaming and download on all major digital platforms including Spotify.