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The multi-talented and outspoken London-based punk-rockers Barking Poets 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.


Their rocking debut album, 'Back To Abnormal', is set for release on 1st October, both on CD and across all digital channels, with a vinyl version to follow as soon as the pressing plants catch up!

You can pre-order the CD now, right here.


You can check out the Poets video's for 'When I Am King' and 'Make Me Strong' now, with their new single, 'When The Bands Are Gone', premiering on 3rd September, as the band embark on a run of shows to launch the new CD.


The Barking Poets mini-album has been 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 people need to listen.


Back to abnormal tracklist:

When the bands are gone

When I am king


Children of the world wide web

Make me strong

Slumming it


Barking Poets band members:

Harvey Springfield - Lead vocals, rhythm guitar and harmonica.
Neil Murray - Lead guitar and backing vocals.

Conor Heary - Drums and backing vocals.

Serg M. - Bass.

Ander Mendia plays bass live since June 2021.


“Memorable, historical and unapologetic. Barking Poets are
a growing asset to London’s Punk scene”
. Chloe Mogg (RGM).


"The band’s energy feels unmistakably fresh and invigorating". Captured Howls.

Barking Poets - Back To Abnormal CD

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