Cornish folk-punk and space-rock seven-piece HANTERHIR are back with a new video and news of a new album.

'Waiting For Bertie' is the Redruth band's first recorded output since a 2020 Record Store Day 7" found them covering Sonic Youth's 'Schizophrenia' and David Bowie's 'Dancing Out In Space' on Easy Action. The video was filmed in Poldice Valley by KernowDesign.

Says guitarist/vocalist Ben Harris: "The song is about my old singer and his dog (some sort of beagle- bloodhound- corgi-cross thing) which would escape from his garden pretty much every time I came round to pick him up on the way to a gig and we would invariably spend way too long waiting for Bertie to come home before we went out."

After beavering away at gigs and festivals across the Southwest, Hanterhir came to wider attention in 2018 with their critically acclaimed triple album The Saving Of Cadan, before Covid halted their trajectory following a triumphant headline set at London's Kernow In The City festival in March last year.

The band spent the past year working on a new album for spring release and returned to live action with a set at Hawkwind's Hawkfest in August.

'Waiting For Bertie' will be available digitally through Easy Action from 19 November via Apple, Spotify and all the usual platforms.

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