British punk outfit HELL’S DITCH are delighted to announce they have signed to London-based label Silent Cult joining a burgeoning roster that includes Miss Vincent, Havelocke, and Funeral Shakes.

With details of the EP release to be revealed over the coming months, the band have today shared the first taste of the release with a poignant new single titled ‘Avarice’ released Wednesday 15th December through all good digital service providers.

Welcoming listeners to the world of Hell’s Ditch with four stand-alone singles released over the past two years, the hotly-tipped sextet has picked up support from a broad range of industry figures with Daniel P. Carter at The BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, Kerrang! Magazine, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing and folk-punk troubadour Frank Turner all adding their names to a growing list of fans.

Borne from the ashes of respected UK punk groups River Jumpers, Bad Ideas and Household Name records’ alumni, Chief – Hell’s Ditch draws listeners into an ambitious fictional environment. One that leans on nostalgic backdrops of post-war Britain, dissident politics and the harsh realities of working-class survival that while thematic in nature – remains as true today as in decades gone by.

“Avarice is a social commentary,” explains vocalist, Nick Davis on their new single. “Britain has always been run by the same privately educated set who look at the masses with contempt. The disparity in the way we treat MP’s with second jobs to the people with no income at all shows just how bad things have become.”

While the band’s latest track serves to highlight the impact of years of austerity politics and corruption, it retains a hopeful tune and one that Davis hopes will light a fire in listeners. “It’s easily forgotten but history shows us that people can affect change on this island when they stand together. From the Levellers to Peterloo, the Peasant’s Revolt to the Miners strikes – things can happen when people stand as one,” he adds.

With chanty pub singalongs and rabble-rousing riffs, the songs of Hell’s Ditch are as revivalist-punk as they come. However, their latest work ‘Avarice’ casts a different light on the group with a drive-time pace and a leaner production that throws subtle nods to power-indie leanings of groups like the Manic Street Preachers, Glassvegas and Ash.

The release of ‘Avarice’ comes with the band fresh off their first full UK tour opening for Chicago-based transatlantic punk rockers’ Kali Masi. The band will also join the lineup for the next instalment of Manchester Punk Festival in 2022 joining the likes of The Skints, A Wilhelm Scream and Red City Radio, with more UK and international dates to be announced in due course.

‘Avarice’ is out Wednesday 15th December through Silent Cult.

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Nick – Vocals

Matt – Keys / Guitar

Jack – Drums

Lee – Guitar

Daniel – Guitar

Christian – Bass

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