Hear HIGH VIS's new working-class post-hardcore anthem "Mob DLA" | Revolver

Hear HIGH VIS's new working-class post-hardcore anthem "Mob DLA"

Powerful first taste of upcoming "larger project"

High Vis are for the people. A couple years on from the London unit's breakthrough Blending LP, they've returned with a post-hardcore bounce-about for the working class called "Mob DLA"

The single, which is said to preview an as-yet-unspecified larger project for 2024, taps into elements of High Vis' self-described "post-industrial-Britain misery punk," with "Mob DLA" delivering Quicksand-adjacent grooving and warble-saturated guitar hooks.

As you can hear up above, it also finds vocalist Graham Sayle shouting out anyone currently existing within the liminal drain between "hope and fate," as well as those unable to eke it out month-to-month between various public service barriers and the ever-inflating cost-of-living ("Is the price of life too much to bear?")

"The years upon years of public service cuts have had a devastating human effect on communities in the UK," Sayles said in a statement. "People are forced to justify their need for assistance, made to endure dehumanizing tests in order to monitor their eligibility for support for often lifelong disabilities. Marginalized communities are left to fend for themselves then vilified in targeted media smear campaigns.

"This is all happening in the shadow of ever-increasing bonuses and salaries for the political and industrial elite and their friends. I have seen this in my own family. The stress and anxiety of people simply trying to find space in a world which increasingly feels designed against them is palpable. And through it all, I've seen the power of community action in the face of sustained neglect."

High Vis have yet to officially detail their follow-up to Blending, though the band do have a series of live dates coming up around Europe this summer, as well as an Australian tour with Speed and a pair of fall U.S. festival appearances.

High Vis 2024 tour dates:
6/22 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany - Southside Festival
6/23 Schnee, Germany - Hurricane Festival
6/26-30 Pilton, United Kingdom - Glastonbury Festival
6/30 Clisson, France - Hellfest
7/5-6 Arraste / Mondragón, Spain - Mondra & Roll
7/7 Werchter, Belgium - Werchter Boutique
8/17 Charleville-Mézières, France - Cabaret Vert
8/22 Brisbane, Australia - Princess Theatre*
8/23 Sydney, Australia - Enimore Theatre*
8/29 Melbourne, Australia - Stay Gold*
8/30 Melbourne, Australia - Northcote Theatre*
8/31 Adelaide, Australia - Unibar Outdoors*
9/1 Perth, Australia - Magnet House*
9/26 Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life
10/12 Sacramento, CA - Aftershock

* with Speed