SOCIAL HAUL share frenzied new cut ‘This Is All I Need’
Self-titled debut LP out June 11th via FATCAT RECORDS
First ever UK headline tour this September
Social Haul – ‘This Is All I Need’
“Social Haul are rapidly on route to becoming your next favourite rabble-rousers” So Young
“Spiralling, spiky punk that brings to mind underrated noughties Northerners Black Wire” DIY
“Rampant instrumentation and formidable lyricism” Gigwise
“Social Haul are immediately demanding your attention as your new favourite band” Under The Radar
Sprawling alt-rockers Social Haul share frenzied new cut ‘This Is All I Need’, ahead of their self-titled debut album, set for release June 11th via FatCat Records (Honeyblood, The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks).
Seamlessly edging their way towards the emerging indie elite with LP lead singles ‘Wet Eyes’ and ‘The Ease’, the group have succeeded in drawing acclaim from key indie press champions (DIY, So Young, Gigwise, The Independent, Under The Radar, The Forty-Five), as well as early spins on the BBC Radio 1 (Jack Saunders, Gemma Bradley) and BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq) airwaves, and with their first ever UK headline tour lined up this September, their profile is only set to intensify.
Lead by frontman TRAAMS’ Leigh Padley, taking up the mantle as singer-songwriter for the first time in his career, much of the record’s inspiration surfaces from post-band practice pub trips, using snippets of distant conversations as the basis for a character to live in each track; the end project being a funky-as-hell debut record designed for chaos in sweaty basements nationwide.
“‘This Is All I Need’ is about the positives of nurturing an adaptable persona”, explains band leader Padley. “Here our protagonist recognises that others will only open up to new ideas if initially they are rewarded sympathy for their current standpoint.
Is it therefore fake or even wrong to hold malleable ideals to reach out to others? At the risk of an identity crisis our protagonist finds a good vantage point by sitting on a few fences. Observing everyone just plodding along towards oblivion as that is the destination of all available routes. Sort of like those films Green Street and Donnie Brasco”.
Produced with Daniel Fox (Girl Band), Social Haul’s ‘This Is All I Need’ is out May 27th via FatCat Records and will be available on all digital platforms. Pre-order the band’s self-titled debut LP here and purchase tickets for the band’s September UK tour here.
Social Haul is Leigh Padley (lead vocals, guitar), Daniel William Daws (bass guitar, backing vocals), Richard Trust (drums)
13th September – YES (Basement), Manchester
14th September – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
15th September – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
16th September – Sebright Arms, London
17th September – Heartbreakers, Southampton