“‘Coyotes’ is basically very poppy, almost a ballad. But managed to make it sound ugly. Inspired by Jerry A. of Poison Idea whose dog was ‘ripped to fuck by coyotes’ while they were on tour.” – Haraball vocalist Jon Eivind
We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Haraball’s new song “Coyotes” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Hypno, which is scheduled to be released on April 13, 2018 through Fysisk Format.
Recorded and mixed by guitarist Trond Mjøen and mastered by Chris Sansom, Hypno definitely features some of Haraball’s strongest material to date. Whilst the first two albums have been praised by the underground punk press for their blitzing fast and catchy hardcore, the listeners are in for something slightly different this time around as the band have thrown in some different elements into the songwriting.
“It took a lot of time to write Hypno. We started off writing a follow up to Half Tux, but got tired of it half-way through and ended up removing everything that sounded like hardcore. The songs are more experimental, longer, noisier and Trond now has a synth,” says singer Jon Eivind. “But even without da capos, light tones and harmonized sing-alongs, we still sound ugly and anti-social. We’re always trying to dumb the music down, making it as tribal and hard as possible. This time around, it just took a lot of dumbing.”
“Hypno is without a doubt our strongest work, and the thought of having to surpass it is dreadful. These are dangerous tracks and we can’t really recommend them to anyone.”
Top photo by Jon Eirik Kopperud