“Memorable, historical and unapologetic. Barking Poets are a growing asset to London’s Punk scene. Crank the volume up to 11 and listen to a true band breathe energy over their powerful music. Barking Poets echo their concerns of politics and important topics within their music”. Chloe Mogg (RGM)
★★★★★ “London Punk-rockers Barking Poets sound immense on catchy debut single. The band’s energy feels unmistakably fresh and invigorating”. Captured Howls
Barking Poets are a Melodic Punk-Rock band based in London and founded in 2019 by four experienced musicians from the London, Bristol and Dublin underground scenes.
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 their merch to the #SaveOurVenues campaign run by Music Venue Trust.
Their second single “When I Am King” continued in their style of mixing the anthemic punk of The Clash and The Gaslight Anthem with the protest lineage of Neil Young and Billy Bragg. A captivating video premiered on Facebook Live in September 2020.
2021 will see them releasing more singles, music videos and their debut mini album produced by Paul Tipler (Idlewild, Elastica, Placebo) at Stereolab’s Studios in South London.