Photo by: Natalie Wood
Official press release:
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.
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.
See Higher Power’s “Can’t Relate” video only at CLRVYNT right here:
Higher Power will release Soul Structure via Flatspot Records, with Venn Records handling the album in the UK, on May 19th. Pre-orders for the LP and the “Can’t Relate”/“Fake Mantra” cassette single are now available HERE.
Stand by for additional audio samples and more from the album to be issued in the weeks ahead.
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.
Soul Structure track listing:
1. “Can’t Relate”
2. “Looking Inward”
5. “Four Walls Black”
6. “Between Concrete And Sky”
10. “You Ain’t Much”
2/28 – Southampton, UK | Joiners *
3/01 – Southampton, UK | Joiners *
3/02 – London, UK | Bush Hall *
3/03 – London, UK | Bush Hall *
3/04 – London, UK | Bush Hall *
3/05 – Manchester, UK | Deaf Institute *
3/06 – Manchester, UK | Deaf Institute *
3/07 – Glasgow, UK | King Tuts *
3/08 – Glasgow, UK | King Tuts *
3/09 – Leeds, UK | The Key Club *
3/10 – Leeds, UK | The Key Club *
4/11 – Nürnberg, DE | Z-Bau ^
4/12 – Osnabrück, DE | Bastard Club ^
4/13 – Karlsruhe, DE | Die Stadtmitte ^
4/14 – Hasselt, BE | Music-O-Drome
4/15 – Hannover, DE | Faust ^
4/16 – Bochum, DE | Bahnhof Langendreer ^
4/29-4/30 – Leeds, UK | Outbreak Fest
5/15 – Manchester, UK | The Star & Garter ~
6/17 – Cologne, DE | Essigfabrik +
* = w/ Basement
^ = w/ Terror
~ = w/ Fire & Ice
+ = w/ Trapped Under Ice