London post-hardcore newcomers Tether. are pleased to announce the release of their debut EP Mirror Work, recorded and mixed by long-term producer MyKey Kew at Rogue Recording Studios in London, and set for release on 21st June 2024.

To celebrate the news the band are streaming lead single ‘Straight With Me’, which is released on 18th April 2024 on all good digital service providers.

The quintet will support Dayshifter later this month at The Fighting Cocks, Kingston on 26th April and are also pleased to announce a special EP release show at The Black Heart, Camden on 27th June with tickets on sale now (see below for listings).

Commenting on the track, which examines the life of a touring musician and the dynamic between band members who are often trying to achieve a shared goal, front man Justin says: “I think writing this song reflected and summed up all the frustrations that band members have, and also have with each other. I say this all the time, ‘being in a band is like being in a marriage.’ You’re coupled up, sometimes realising that you’ve now found incompatibilities, but then sometimes you’re too far in to quit. The frustration of being in a long term situation you love, with people you love, where you sometimes don’t see eye to eye. Trying to keep your mouth shut to appease others, but hold back and bite your tongue to avoid a build of tension.”

“The line ‘we can’t read the same book expecting a different ending’ is about understanding that you’re on a similar path to someone that has different visions of the outcome, and the frustration involved with that, but we all have to bend sometimes in order to make things perfect, which usually can only be seen in hindsight. ‘Walk, Straight With Me, instead of going round in circles’ is about rationalising and understanding a situation in order to move forward and achieve your united goal, otherwise no one moves forward.”

Formed in late 2018, Tether. are a post-hardcore beacon of hope in a hopeless world, on a mission of introspection to explore the very essence of what it means to be taking part in the collective human experience. Through front man Justin Jackson’s ongoing internal struggle to find meaning to life on Earth in an otherwise meaningless universe, the band set out to deliver messages of optimism, self-conviction, and a sense of the infinite possibilities for what can be.

Influenced by scene titans Every Time I Die, letlive, Poison The Well and Alexisonfire, their sound probes the darkest, rawest, but also the brightest areas of modern life, delivered with an unrelenting energy that has seen stages and floor shows across the UK torn apart.

The band immediately broke out on the capital’s underground scene sharing the stage with the likes of Hawthorne Heights, Loathe, As Everything Unfolds, Blood Youth, The City is Ours and Black Coast before heading out on their first tours alongside MSRY and Groom Lake in late 2019 and early 2020.

Their latest single, ‘The Deciders’ was released in February 2023, and debuted exclusively on BBC Radio 1 Introducing Rock as the first Track of the Week for the year. Since returning to playing live post-pandemic, they have continued to bring their captivating shows to audiences across the country.

Building on that momentum, the band headlined London’s inaugural Lume Fest in April 2023 alongside Dream State and Graphic Nature, before playing their largest show to date in July 2023—a support slot for Cancer Bats at O2 Academy Islington—and recently supporting Quebec hardcore mob Don’t Try on their 2024 UK/EU tour.

“It was fantastic working with the guys in Tether. again, this time for a full EP,” says producer MyKey Kew of the Mirror Work recording sessions. “All the songs were so well written, crafted and cared for, I think everybody levelled up and put all they had into making these tracks the best they could be. It was a really fun recording process, pushing ourselves to get the best performances and tones possible during tracking—it made mixing this EP a real pleasure. I’m very excited for everyone to hear these new songs, and to see them introduced into their live set!”

Further EP details and live dates TBA over the coming months.

Tether.’s debut EP Mirror Work is released 21st June 2024

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Live Dates:

26th April – Kingston – The Fighting Cocks
10th May 2024 – Brighton – Dalton’s (w/ Pengshui)
27th June – Camden – The Black Heart (EP Release Show)

Tether. are:

Justin Jackson – Vocals
Rob Parnell – Guitar & Vocals
Kieran Harper – Guitar
Jack Haddon – Bass
James Gallagher – Drums

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