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Boy Harsher

Boy Harsher share video for "Autonomy" taken from their new album ‘The Runner (Original Soundtrack),’ out now via Nude Club/City Slang), and announce rescheduled tour dates including 3 London dates.

Boy Harsher - the duo of Jae Matthews and producer Augustus Muller - release a new video, taken from their new album ‘The Runner (Original Soundtrack),’ out now via Nude Club/City Slang), and announce new rescheduled UK and European tour dates.

Autonomy is a standout moment from their new album; a bright and heartfelt new-wave anthem featuring fellow Western Massachusetts based-artist Cooper B. Handy aka Lucy. The self-directed video weaves in footage of Boy Harsher and dancers performing with clips of Cooper from the band’s accompanying horror film The Runner (available to stream now via Shudder).

"’Autonomy’ is a product of pandemic isolation,”

says Muller.

I was feeling lost, lonely, and loveless. ‘Autonomy’ was my escape during a period where I truly felt stuck."

Cooper adds:

The songwriting process was very easy and breezy - it came together kind of magically. It was awesome to be able to collaborate and have this song with both Jae and I singing.


For a deeper look at the making of this special track, read the The Talkhouse conversation between the band and Cooper.

The Runner (Original Soundtrack)’ balances eerie instrumentals with pop songs that push the boundaries of Boy Harsher’s sound.

The film follows a strange woman as she travels to a rural town where her violent compulsions are slowly revealed while Boy Harsher’s music scores the strange woman's descent deeper into the unknown. ‘The Runnermovie features break-out performances by Cooper alongside musician Kris Esfandiari (King Woman) and performance artist Sigrid Lauren (FlucT).

Next week, the band will kick off an intensive North American and European touring schedule in support of ‘The Runner (Original Soundtrack)’ which includes two London dates and performances at Wide Awake and Primavera Sound festivals.


Boy Harsher live dates:

Mar 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer #

Mar 30 - Boston, MA - Crystal Ballroom #

Mar 31 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #

Apr 02 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #

Apr 03 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #

Apr 05 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle #

Apr 06 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West #

Apr 07 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge @

Apr 08 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle @

Apr 09 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry @

Apr 10 - Washington, DC - Black Cat @

Apr 15 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile Showroom ≈

Apr 16 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom ≈

Apr 18 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom ≈

Apr 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater ≈

Apr 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater ≈

Apr 21 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory OC ≈

Apr 22 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park ≈

Apr 28 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater §

May 01 - Franklin, TN - FirstBank Amphitheater §

May 07 - Wien, AT - Flex (Halle) √

May 08 - Bratislava, SK - Fuga √

May 09 - Ljubljana, SI - Kino Siska √

May 11 - Zagreb, HR - Močvara √

May 12 - Budapest, HU - Akvarium √

May 13 - Belgrado, RS - SubBeerni Centar √

May 14 - Skopje, MK - 25th of May Hall √

May 15 - Thessaloniki, GR - Block 33 √

May 17 - Athens, GR - Lunar Space √

May 19 - Caserta, IT - Lizard Club √

May 20 - Roma, IT - Monk √

May 21 - Bologna, IT - TPO √

May 22 - Vicenza, IT - Totem √

May 24 - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks √

May 25 - Munich, DE - Freiheitshalle √

May 26 - Heidelberg, DE - Commissary √

May 27 - Lyon, FR - Nuits Sonores

May 28 - London, UK - Wide Awake Festival

May 30 - Warsaw, PL - Progresja √

May 31 - Krakow, PL - Hype Park √

Jun 01 - Prague, CZ - Archa Theatre √

Jun 04 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Festival

Jun 05 - Marseille, FR - Le Bon Air Festival

Jun 10 - Gräfenhainichen, DE - Melt Festival

Jun 11 - Wicklow Mountains, IE - Beyond The Pale Festival

Jun 14 - Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset

Jun 15 - Malmo, SE - Plan B

Jun 16 - Stockholm, SE - Debaser

Jun 17 - Helsinki, FI - Sideways Festival

Jun 18 - Den Haag, NL - Grauzone Fest

Jun 25 - Seattle, WA - The Cuff Pridefest

Jul 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Boiler Room NYC

Jul 17 - Montreal, QC - SAT ∞

Jul 18 - Toronto, ON - Opera House ∞

Jul 19 - Detroit, MI - El Club ∞

Jul 20 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle ∞

Jul 21 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

Jul 22 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

Jul 23 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line ∞

Jul 25 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar ∞

Jul 27 - Houston, TX - Numbers ∞

Jul 28 - San Antonio, TX - Sam's Music Hall ∞

Jul 29 - Austin, TX - Empire Control Room & Garage ∞

Jul 30 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater ∞

Aug 13 - Basel, CH - Polyfon Festival

Aug 19 - Coura, PT - Paredes De Coura

Aug 20 - Hamburg, DE - Dockville

Aug 21 - Berlin, DE - Astra †

Aug 22 - Cologne, DE - Gloria †

Aug 23 - Leipzig, DE - Werk2 †

Aug 24 - Frankfurt, DE - Zoom †

Aug 25 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg †

Aug 26 - Hasselt, BE - Muziekodroom †

Aug 27 - London, UK - Moth Club

Aug 28 - London, UK - Earth ∑

Aug 29 - Paris, FR - Cabaret Sauvage †

Aug 30 - Berlin, DE - SO36

Sep 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Primavera Festival


# w/ TWIN TRIBES

@ w/ CLUB MUSIC

≈ w/ TROLLER

§ w/ NINE INCH NAILS

√ w/ HIDE

∞ w/ HIRO KONE

† w/ KRIS BAHA

∑ w/ HELM

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