INTERVIEW: Andy Cairns of Therapy? on new studio album ‘Hard Cold Fire’


In episode #128 of The XS Noize Podcast, Mark Millar meets Therapy? Vocalist and guitarist Andy Cairns to discuss their colossal new studio album ‘Hard Cold Fire’.

As Therapy? ‘s fourth decade finally gets underway in earnest, the sixteenth album Hard Cold Fire, written and pre-produced during an unprecedented time for music, is hefty, compact, and accessible, a distillation of everything that has made them what they are – hewn from County Antrim basalt, still possessed of their stoicism, but casting a renewed focus on catharsis and healing.

In this interview, Andy Cairns talks about writing and recording the album and lots more. Listen to episode #128 of The XS Noize Podcast with Andy Cairns – BELOW:

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Hard Cold Fire will be released on 5th May 2023 via Marshall Records. Be sure to catch Therapy? live on their in-store run this May. Tickets and more information can be found HERE.


8th – Bristol, Rough Trade
9th – Nottingham, Rough Trade
10th – London, Banquet Records
11th – Oxford, Truck

Tickets – HERE

Hard Cold Fire


1. They Shoot the Terrible Master
2. Woe
3. Joy
4. Bewildered Herd
5. Two Wounded Animals
6. To Disappear
7. Mongrel
8. Poundland of Hope and Glory
9. Ugly
10. Days Kollaps


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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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