Leeds, UK-based hardcore act HIGHER POWER will unveil their debut LP, Soul Structure, through a cooperative release between Flatspot Records and Venn Records, at the end of this week week. Preceding its official street date, Metal Hammer is now streaming the entire LP (check it out below). Also see the band’s official video for “Can’t Relate” below. The band will release another video from the LP in the days ahead.
Soul Structure is set for release this Friday, May 19th via Flatspot Records with Venn Records handling the UK pressing. Preorders for the Soul Structure LP can be placed HERE.
Photo by Natalie Wood
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.
Following their recent European tour with Terror and Born From Pain, HIGHER POWER has new shows booked across the UK and Europe with the likes of Fire & Ice, Trapped Under Ice, Turnstile, and more over the coming weeks, with more tour dates to be announced shortly.
5/15/2017 The Star & Garter – Manchester, UK w/ Fire & Ice6/16/2017 Woody’s – Schleiz, DE w/ Trapped Under Ice6/17/2017 Essigfabrik – Cologne, DE w/ Trapped Under Ice8/13/2017 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK w/ Turnstile, Insist