Haggard Cat take on entombment Brexit protest

By Andy Joice

As we edge closer to the 31st of October, we’re also edging closer to a time that will be potentially more difficult. Not only will it affect our ability to import and export, it’ll be far more problematic to get ourselves across Europe. For touring bands, this will likely cause additional costs and accessibility issues.

One band that will invariably be affected by Brexit is Haggard Cat. In an effort to raise awareness against the current political situation, the duo of Matt Reynolds and Tom Marsh will stand entombed within a concrete block prison for 24 hours. Their intent is that the live art piece will be a reflection of the effects of Brexit; a stupid idea that’s not in their interest, and puts them in harms way.

Of the piece, front man Reynolds has clear opinions of the difficulties they’ll be facing. “As touring musicians, we can see that the outlook for playing in mainland Europe post-Brexit is bleak, and potentially not even viable for developing artists. We really wanted to demonstrate our feelings on the matter and put across how isolating Brexit is going to be for everyone in Britain, but from our perspective as musicians in particular, by isolating ourselves physically with bricks and mortar.”

The event comes with support form Earache Records, a label well known for allowing their artists to use their voices and reach to help push the world in a better direction, and will be live-streamed on the 23 – 24 October here.

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