Flatspot Records has confirmed the May release of Soul Structure, the debut LP from Leeds, UK-based hardcore outfit, HIGHER POWER, releasing a video from the album! The first single from Soul Structure is available early through an official promo tape for the LP’s opening track, “Can’t Relate,” which features an exclusive LP B-Side, “Fake Mantra.” An official video for “Can’t Relate” has also been released through an exclusive stream at Clrvynt magazine and available below.
Bursting with old-school NYHC groove and West Coast crossover, HIGHER POWER’s Soul Structure LP is about positive expression of aggression and a form of escapology. It is angry music – but lyrically they convey a lot about themselves as people. It’s about finding a positive outlet for their anger, whether it’s social issues or mental health, it’s adding a social consciousness and depth to what traditionally is quite a one-dimensional genre of music.
The album was recorded by Misha Hering at Holy Mountain, with vocals recorded by James Atkinson at Mutiny Studios. The album was mixed by Arthur Rizk at Salomons Gate (Power Trip, Mizery, War Hungry) and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), and features artwork by Sam Bailey.
HIGHER POWER has booked a long list of new shows for the months ahead surrounding the LP’s release, with a widespread UK tour with Basement happening from February 28th through March 10th. April 11th through 16th will see HIGHER POWER playing alongside Terror on a tour of Germany and Belgium, and performing at Outbreak Fest in their hometown of Leeds. Other upcoming shows see the band supporting Trapped Under Ice and more, with many more tour dates to be announced. See a full list of currently confirmed tour dates below.
2/28/2017 Joiners – Southampton, UK w/ Basement
3/01/2017 Joiners – Southampton, UK w/ Basement
3/02/2017 Bush Hall – London, UK w/ Basement
3/03/2017 Bush Hall – London, UK w/ Basement
3/04/2017 Bush Hall – London, UK w/ Basement
3/05/2017 Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK w/ Basement
3/06/2017 Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK w/ Basement
3/07/2017 King Tuts – Glasgow, UK w/ Basement
3/08/2017 King Tuts – Glasgow, UK w/ Basement
3/09/2017 The Key Club – Leeds, UK w/ Basement
3/10/2017 The Key Club – Leeds, UK w/ Basement
4/11/2017 Z-Bau – Nürnberg, DE w/ Terror
4/12/2017 Bastard Club – Osnabrück, DE w/ Terror
4/13/2017 Die Stadtmitte – Karlsruhe, DE w/ Terror
4/14/2017 Music-O-Drome – Hasselt, BE
4/15/2017 Faust – Hannover, DE w/ Terror
4/16/2017 Bahnhof Langendreer – Bochum, DE w/ Terror
4/29-30/2017 Outbreak Fest – Leeds, UK
5/15/2017 The Star & Garter – Manchester, UK w/ Fire & Ice
6/17/2017 Essigfabrik – Cologne, DE w/ Trapped Under Ice