High Vis have shared one more single from their upcoming album Blending, which is out September 30 via Dais. The London group have already released a handful of singles, three of which have earned our Essential Track endorsement, including “Talk for Hours,” “Blending” and “Fever Dream.” Today they’ve shared “0151,” which is a hard-driving post-punk anthem with a muscular hardcore urgency. Hear it below, and read our recent interview with High Vis.
Vocalist Graham Sayle said in a press release, “With the backdrop of a decade of austerity and neglect, ‘0151’ is a song about the power of collective identity. Written after my uncle passed away during the pandemic, the song was inspired by tales of life as a Ship Builder and the subsequent decline of the industry in the North of England; a song about the landscape and communities from my formative years and our current socio-economic situation.”
Bassist Rob Moss added, “Liverpool is a city familiar with the receipt of bad news. Old grief within the NorthWest breeds in its most mild form an inherited skepticism of authority. A scalable requirement to be outwardly disruptive and inwardly sensitive. A low key connectivity built through regional endurance. For me the song is about struggle and resilience against policies of social and economic abandonment.”
High Vis live dates:
Oct 14 Manchester – Wrong Side Fest
Nov 10 London – Underworld w/ The Chisel, Ironed Out, Nekra