HUMOUR continue to exceed expectations with ‘Wrangel’, a post-punk anthem inspired by polar exploration.

Reminiscent of the controlled chaos evident in early discographies of The Murder Capital and Fontaines D.C., ‘Wrangel’ was approached from the unique angle of a fatal expedition led in attempt to reach the South Pole. Featuring droning lead guitars and an immensely passionate vocal performance, Humour’s latest offering reiterates their intent of genre-defying domination.

Lead vocalist Andreas comments on the inspiration behind their latest tune, “‘Wrangel’ is inspired by different stories of polar exploration. I was reading the biography of Captain Robert Scott who led an expedition of five men to be the first to reach the South Pole, all of whom died on the return journey in an unrelenting blizzard. The music had come together already, and the plodding, steady rhythm of the verses made me think of trudging through snow. I had recently watched an episode of Our Planet which showed footage of Wrangel Island in the arctic circle, an uninhabited place where polar bears are now arriving in their thousands to hunt because of the lack of sea ice. I thought that there could be something peaceful about being in a place like that, and wanted the character in the song to be imagining living his life out on Wrangel as he makes his way across the ice without much hope of survival.”

Continuing their relationship with So Young Records, the single follows ‘The Halfwit’, made available in May. The two most recent additions to Humour’s discography demonstrates their unique sound and proves their acclaimed status.

Up next for the five-piece is to finish off festival season with slots at Edinburgh’s Connect Festival and Floatalong Festival in Sheffield, before embarking on a recently announced support slot for Do Nothing on their European tour for the tail end of September and duration of October.

Check out ‘Wrangel’ by Humour below.