Remember when punk bands went out to offend people? Well, a band of Midlands misfits are keeping the tradition alive and well.

But while some of Hung Like Hanratty‘s lyrics might make you gasp in shock, they’ll also make you laugh out loud.

The five-piece, who come from Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, have spent the last nine years making a name for themselves as a band to whom no subject is taboo.

From the mundane things that annoy us all, like cleaning up after someone else’s dog, to rather more serious subjects, like serial child molester Jimmy Savile, nothing is safe from the HLH gaze.

Hung Like Hanratty at North East Calling in 2018. Pic: Gary Welford.

They already have three albums under their belt, 2014’s Human Pig, 2016’s 50 Shades Of Shit and 2018’s What You See Is What You Get, and they are building a growing following on the DIY punk circuit.

Now, Al Sation (vocals), Liam Smith (lead guitar), Tezza (bass), Ricky Barsby (rhythm guitar) and Kyle Ellis (drums) are preparing to unleash a new foul-but-funny slice of punk rock, on their own Ratty Records.

Pre-orders end on July 10 for the new album, Dragged Up, and anyone who orders in advance will get it on August 1, a week before it becomes available from the band’s merch store and digital downloading platforms.

You can pre-order Dragged Up from Hung Like Hanratty’s Big Cartel page HERE.

Like everyone else, HLH’s live plans have been wiped out for much of this year by the coronavirus outbreak, but the following dates are still scheduled at the moment.

They’re also taking bookings now for 2021, with the following dates already confirmed.

Gary Welford owner