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Louder News: Rock duo Haggard Cat to attempt 24-hour entombment in rallying cry against Brexit

Updated: Feb 6


Punk rock has always been a reactionary genre, taking it's relentless energy from a collective's anger and frustration with the state of the society that surrounds them. In the world we live in today, there could not be more relevant, or a more powerful tool. Therefore, in a powerful statement against the constricting nature of a post-Brexit UK on touring musicians, Nottingham-based duo Haggard Cat are embarking on a daring stunt- locking themselves inside a concrete prison for 24 straight hours.


The event serves as a large-scale metaphor for the self-inflicted restrictions that leaving the European Union would place on bands- particularly those just starting out- when organising touring across Europe. Speaking about their upcoming formidable challenge, Haggard Cat vocalist Matt Reynolds said: "Locking yourself in a box is a stupid idea. As is Brexit. We really wanted to demonstrate our feelings on the matter and put across how isolating Brexit is going to be for everyone in Britain, but from our perspective as musicians in particular, by isolating ourselves physically with bricks and mortar.” 


The pair's harrowing mental and physical ordeal will be live-streamed via Earache Records from 2pm on October 23rd until the same time the following day. The livestream will be available over at twitch.com/EaracheRecords.


Alongside taking on this brave stunt, the band are also selling an exclusive run of t-shirts, with all the profits going to Extinction Rebellion, the anti-climate change initiative:

If you're looking for the perfect soundtrack to this rousing display of rebellion, check out Haggard Cat's latest single, 'First Words', featuring Jamie Lenman, below:


Haggard Cat's upcoming second record, 'Common Sense Holiday', is due for release on 13th March next year on Earache Records- pre-order it here.


The band are playing a host of UK shows this autumn- dates can be found below and tickets are available here:


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