Returning We Hear the Larks was the Progressive Metal solo project of Jak Noble, a student from Bristol, UK from 2006 to 2013. The name is taken from the poem by Isaac Rosenberg. Noble began writing and recording pop punk music in 2005 with his younger brother George. He soon began experimenting with his own hard rock music and releasing it online under his own name. He released a short debut album in the spring of 2006 entitled Asphyxiation, which is still available online in a few locations.