Portsmouth’s Misgivings are a powerhouse of gruff melodic punk rock that will wrap you in riffs and tug at your heartstrings. Combining the hooks of The Flatliners and the rasp of Leatherface with the gut-wrenching power of Iron Chic, they bring emotion alive with every intricately constructed song.
Originally formed in 2013 by guitarists and vocalists Will Pearce and Ollie Richardson, Misgivings are now completed by drummer Rob Day and bassist Martin Spooner. Although this is Misgivings’ first release with Lockjaw Records, regular Lockjaw fans may know Will from his work in Sombulance, who released their 2017 EP Lifer via the label last year.
Embraced by the loud, melody-driven South Coast UK punk scene, Misgivings bring a uniquely British edge to an otherwise traditionally North American punk rock sound. Lyrically, Misgivings are rooted in personal and political issues, viewing the world with equal measures of uncertainty and hope, aiming to reward the listener for looking closer. Their raw, emotional approach to rough melodic punk is bound to appeal to fans of Hüsker Dü, Polar Bear Club and The Burnt Tapes.
- Call It Off
- The Artless Life
- On Your Tongue
- The New Lows
- Johnny Come Late
- The Last Word
- I Keep Hoarding Up
Will Pearce – Guitar / Vocals
Ollie Richardson – Guitar / Vocals
Martin Spooner – Bass
Rob Day – Drums
Listen to the single “Call It Off”
What is everybody saying?
“It’s the combination of raw, passionate voices that make this band so special.”
“There are punk bands the world over who would kill to have a song like this in their catalogue”
Two Beats Off [on Century from Delete History EP, 2014]
“You will certainly hear passion being guided like a homing missile, there is nothing lack in their music”
Mention Review [Delete History EP, 2014]