HARABALL is the result of the joyful friction that arises when cocky ex-straightedgers meet high brow elitist punks!
The two 7″ Frowns vs Downs and The Rope and a killer series of live shows has made HARABALL one of Fysisk Format’s top bands in only two short years. HARABALL plays sharp and ultra-consistent Old School Hardcore – the genre with the worlds most scrutinous music police.
But HARABALL never looks over their shoulder: it’s five members combine 50 years of experience playing hardcore. They own the genre. Bass player Vegard and guitarist William played in one of Norway’s most infamous straightedge bands, Tiebreak, until it exploded in a frenzy of fights and masculine love. Shortly after, William, drummer Daniel, guitarist Trond and lead singer Jon Eivind started the band Fairfuck, whose 7″ was the first release on danish Kick ‘n Punch records (Regulations, Amdi Petersens Armé). A lot of unfinished business still lurked when Fairfuck called it a day, and after 10 years of lobbying from William, HARABALL saw the light of day. When guitar-maestro and producer Trond got a minute off from his dayjob in serious rock bands like Euroboys and Mirror Lakes, all this culminated into Sleep Tall.
Sleep Tall is not a tribute to Bad Brains, Black Flag or Minor Threat. It is a competent refinement of a genre that most new bands misinterpret. HARABALL is vitalization of hardcore and and a cultivation of the bare essentials. HARD BOILED FRENZY!
HARABALL’s debut album SLEEP TALL is out soon:
EU: May 13th
US: May 28th
Norway: April 26th
200x on LTD blue vinyl
300x on black vinyl
500x on CD
6x testpressings (not for sale!)