After making a name for themselves in their previous act, the acclaimed U.K. hardcore band Heck, vocalist/guitarist Matt Reynolds and drummer Tom Marsh aim to carry that same attitude and fire over to Haggard Cat, creating a two-man beast of a band which is set to reignite the U.K. rock scene. The Nottingham-based punky rock 'n' rollers have signed a worldwide recording deal with Earache Records for the release of their debut Challenger. The album features ten hard-hitting tracks which are noticeably more riff-oriented than Heck and comes adorned with artwork created by English musician and illustrator Jamie Lenman.
Imagine Robert Johnson's blues licks interlaced with Black Sabbath's guitar tone meeting at a delta city crossroads and making a pact with the devil. Add a pinch of wild banshee soulful vocals, frenzied Bonzo-style drumming...it's impossible not to be swept up by the sheer exuberance of two musicians cutting loose and having fun." - The Independent