WEATHERSTATE release first original track of the year with ‘Hellbent’

WEATHERSTATE release first original track of the year with ‘Hellbent’:


UK tour with Chlorine this spring + festival dates plotted

10 year anniversary triple cassette tape of their first releases ‘All Bangers, No Clangers’ now available to pre-order

Weymouth punk band Weatherstate have released their first new original music since 2022’s ‘Never Better’ album with a fresh single titled ‘Hellbent’. Vocalist and guitarist Harry Hoskins says: “Hellbent is a reflection on everything we have been through as a band – feeling jaded from the ups and downs, and dealing with the noise from people that might not have your best interests at heart. As you get older you sometimes question why you are even doing this in the first place, and ultimately realise none of the bullshit matters. So I guess this song is a reminder to only put energy into things that actually add value to your life, and to do things the way you want.”

‘Hellbent’ was Weatherstate’s first song idea following the album’s release and they made a concerted effort to go back to traditional Weatherstate roots with an energetic, power chord driven, singalong. The band were further energised by being able to work once again with longtime producer Neil Kennedy at the Ranch. This time Kennedy was on board as an engineer, instilling in the band the confidence to self-produce their new music.

The cathartic grit of ‘Hellbent’ follows Weatherstate’s recent cover of Green Day’s ‘Burnout’, which served as a celebration of 10 years being a band. A fitting marker, as this was the first song they ever played live together: “Our first ever gig in 2014 was a Green Day covers set at a club night, and we opened the set with this song,” says Hoskins. “With us now celebrating 10 years together as Weatherstate, we wanted to mark the occasion and couldn’t think of anything better than going back to where it all started.”

In further celebration of their momentous 10-year anniversary, Weatherstate are releasing a limited edition, special triple cassette tape of their first three releases, titled ‘All Bangers, No Clangers’. Pre-order the limited edition of their ‘Dead Ends’ EP, ‘Dumbstruck’ EP and the album ‘Born a Cynic’ here. This is the very first time that ‘Born a Cynic’ will be available on cassette and the run is limited to a mere 50 copies.

Weatherstate are also back to what they do best and are heading out on tour in April / May with US band Chlorine on a run that includes Teddy Rocks Festival. Dates below and tickets available here.