Falling in love with Havelocke isn’t hard when they’re putting out the music they have been for the past few months. Having already released ‘Vampire Eyes’ and ‘The Arsonist’ in the run-up to their second EP, the band’s been channelling early 2000s post-hardcore, but with their own unique twist. ‘When We Go’, their latest offering, is no different; fans of Funeral for a Friend might especially enjoy this one.
The new track, which started life with the intricate bridge riff written by guitarist Hope Thackray, “kind of hits like a punch in the face, but the punches just keep coming,” says vocalist Owen Cousins, continuing “then you fall to the floor and have some peace for a minute or so before getting kicked in the stomach. It’s pretty relentless.”
He adds, “‘When We Go’ is about missing opportunities simply because we are scared of the changes they might represent. The song is based in a more collective sense, looking at the decisions we make as a society and how we often live to regret not seizing these opportunities. We’re offered heaven but we choose the hell we know.”
Watch the incredible video for ‘When We Go’ – directed by the very talented Aaran McKenzie (While She Sleeps) below: