Phoebe Saunders, the bassist for Brighton, UK punk band Harker, directed the video for the band’s track ‘Plague Your Heart’, taken from their debut album No Discordance.
“‘Plague Your Heart’ is about the breakdown of trust in a relationship and the guilt from actions taken by a person to break that trust. By nature, we all want to be a good person, but our past mistakes can plague us,” singer Mark Boniface said in a statement.
No Discordance will be released internationally through a coalition of labels that includes Wiretap Records in the US, Disconnect Disconnect and Future Void in the UK, Shield Recordings and Fond of Life in Europe, and Fixing A Hole in Japan on February 9.
Harker initially started life as an acoustic project in 2014 before growing into a band that was heavily influenced by New Jersey and Chicago punk bands over the course of three EPs, Hours (2014), Gasping For Air (2014) and A Lifetime Apart (2015).
A Lifetime Apart was distributed in the US through Vinnie Fiorello of Less Than Jake‘s Paper and Plastick label.
“We’re not really the same band anymore,” guitarist, Tony Ware explained in a statement. “Anyone who saw us in the early days would probably remember us a really acoustic-orientated band. We love those songs but we wanted to make everything fuzzier, poppier and LOUDER, which is why we switched to two electrics.”
Harker worked on the album at Southsea Sound with producer Tim Greaves.
“When I listen to early Jimmy Eat World, or an album like ‘Seamonsters’ by the Wedding Present, I’m always astounded how they managed to capture all the carnage and noise – it’s like lightning in a bottle. If we could even emulate half of that then we’d have accomplished what we set out to do,” Ware said.
Catch Harker at The Wave Maiden in South Sea on February 24.