We're delighted to announce the signing of London-based punk-rockers Barking Poets. This Camden-based foursome channel their passion for old-school heroes such as The Clash, Ramones, Kinks and The Who but mix this with contemporary influences from The Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner, Green Day and Rancid.
You can check out the video's for 'When I Am King' and 'Make Me Strong' while we wait for the edit of their new single 'When The Bands Are Gone' and the Poets upcoming debut album, 'Back To Abnormal', set for release on 1st October.
The Barking Poets mini-album is being produced by Paul Tipler (Idlewild, Elastica, Reuben, Placebo) at Stereolab's studio in South London. 'Back to Abnormal' is as bold as it is romantic with six sing-a-long street anthems all wrapped up in cover-art designed by illustrator and tattoo-artist Dan Allen, front-man of Ducking Punches.
The release's title is a nod at the young environmentalists who claim we shouldn’t return to the dysfunctional pre-covid system and this topic is central to several of the new tracks, especially the sarcastic 'Children of the World Wide Web'.
The band support and donate to the #saveourvenues campaign run by the Music Venue Trust so the ongoing venue crisis and gentrification of clubs and pubs is desperately addressed on the track 'When The Bands Are Gone, their upcoming new single.
The Poets sing about austerity, racism, climate change, self belief and populist politics, all sound-tracked by riffs galore, so you'll be jumping around, or just tapping your feet and singing along in no time.
These punkers have a lot to say and we're hoping people listen.