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Weymouth punk band Weatherstate are hitting the ground running in 2021 with the release of their cathartic new single “Hangar” via their new record label Rude Records. The riff-fuelled composition is expertly produced by Four Year Strong impresario Alan Day and is a first taster of what’s to come from the band this year. Buy/Stream the track HERE.

“Hangar” is a track very much driven by the dramatic events of 2020 and is clearly just as relevant today as it was when it was written. Vocalist and guitarist Harry Hoskins says: “The track is about a phone call to a friend last summer, about how f*cked everything is. Growing numb and bitter towards everything and everyone, but also learning to find peace within our own individual coping mechanisms. Understanding that sometimes a crutch is needed to stay sane, whether that be self destructive, or progressive through the helping hand of a friend”.

Rising to the challenges that COVID has posed, Weatherstate have been working with Day as a producer remotely. “It goes without saying but doing everything remotely has been a massive challenge and an interesting obstacle to overcome”, admits guitarist Callan Milward. “Especially for us, as we have been pretty traditionalist when it comes to writing. I feel we handled it in the best way we could, considering the international side of things too. With pre-production, we had to have some late nights because of the time-zone differences. Neil Kennedy at The Ranch really nailed the engineering and Alan smashed the mix over in the States. All I can say is that you can work miracles over Zoom these days”.