Since their formation in 2014, Harbour have gone from packing rooms in Cincinnati to selling out venues across the United States. With two tours already under their belt in 2022, and more cross-country shows on the way, the band has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. Members Ryan Green (vocals/guitar), Jarett Lewis (guitar), Ryan Sulken (drums), Walker Atkinson (bass), and Devon Turner (guitar) have curated an infectious indie pop/rock sound that transfers seamlessly into their live shows.
Today, Harbour return with a bang – releasing their latest single, “Sleepyhead” across all DSPs via ONErpm! The track is a guitar driven anthem with raspy vocals and an upbeat attitude that talks about getting back into the swing of things in a post-COVID era.
We were thrilled to catch up with Harbour about the release and what is to come!
Tell us what “Sleepyhead” means to the band?
Ryan Green (vocals/guitar): To me, sleepyhead is like taking a second to vent. It’s also stylistically my favorite song on the album, it’s just an overall fun song.
Jarett Lewis (guitar): Sleepyhead is a very exciting one to me and the band. It's a song that didn't follow our typical process as far as songwriting goes, but turned out better than I could've hoped for. Musically, it represents a lot of our different influences together in one song, and I hope people have as much fun listening to it as we did creating it.
Ryan Sulken (drums): I believe Sleepyhead is the first song of a new beginning for Harbour. This was one of the first songs that we were all able to get together and write collaboratively. Definitely a different process than any other songs in the past. It's hard to juggle day jobs and band life between 5 people, and I think we are finally getting to the point where we can focus on the music now. It's refreshing, and I think listeners will hear that in the sound of this song.
How has it been to be able to get back on the road and play shows?
Jarett Lewis (guitar): It has been such a fulfilling experience to get back to live shows and touring this year. We all had a hard time finding fulfillment in our lives without the constant outlet of live shows, so getting that back in 2022 really felt like a return to the standard we had been wanting for the previous 2 years.
Devon Turner (guitar): It's been a real joy. I've always loved playing live music, but I think sometimes I forget just how important and healing it is for me. Getting back on the road and playing shows again definitely helped me reconnect with that.
What is next for Harbour?
Ryan Green: New full length album early 2023, and hopefully a year filled with touring.
Jarett Lewis: Up next is a lot of touring and live shows, and putting the finishing touches on our next record that we've been working on for the last couple years. It's an exciting time, and we couldn't be more thrilled to show everyone what we've been working very hard to create.
Devon Turner: I think we'll be on the road quite a bit next year, and we're hoping to play some festivals in the summer. Along with that, we plan to keep writing and rehearsing, putting in the work to keep getting better at what we do. I'm really looking forward to all of it!
Walker Atkinson: I think what's next for Harbour is tour, tour, tour. I'd love to see us being on the road more than we're not. Getting our name and energy out there and in front of as many people as possible.
Ryan Sulken: Tour tour tour! We are so ready to get out there and play in front of as many people as possible! We've got a whole lot of new music ready to be dropped as well. Starting to shoot more videos, and trying to give fans the best version of Harbour that's possible!