Cock Sparrer Announce Final Album Hand in Heart

Long-running UK punk band Cock Sparrer have announced their final album. The LP, titled Hand in Heart, will arrive on April 5th, 2024.

Cock Sparrer formed in 1972, preceding bands like Sex Pistols and The Clash, but never achieved the commercial success of their UK punk counterparts. Amazingly, they still feature the same original four members — vocalist Colin McFaull, guitarist Mick Beaufoy, bassist Steve Burgess, and drummer Steve Bruce — as well as guitarist Daryl Smith, who has been in the band for more than 30 years himself.

Hand in Heart will be Cock Sparrer’s eighth album overall, and the follow-up to 2017’s Forever. The band will celebrate the LP with two record release shows: April 6th at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and April 13th at Glasgow’s O2 Academy, with tickets available here.

A press release promises Cock Sparrer’s “iconic, anthemic sound” on Hand in Heart, but with a few surprises, including a string arrangement by Simon Dobson (who has worked with Bring Me the Horizon). The album is being produced by the band’s aforementioned guitarist Daryl Smith along with James Bragg, and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Kevin Tuffy.

Pre-orders of Hand in Heart are available in various vinyl and cassette formats via Pirates Press Records. See the cover artwork and tracklist below.

Hand in Heart Artwork:

Hand in Heart Tracklist:
01. With My Hand on My Heart
02. Mind Your Own Business
03. I Belong to You
04. Rags to Riches
05. No Way Out
06. Take It on the Chin
07. Nowhere to Be Found
08. One Way Ticket
09. My Forgotten Dream
10. Here We Stand

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