Wednesday, 13 February 2008

EfterKlang play London show

For this sort HSAH thinks the press release sums up the tour nicely. Here it is:

Efterklang have announced a spring tour of the UK and Ireland. Like their hugely successful tour in November/December last year, the group will perform as an 8-piece. The line-up will include Anna Brønsted, whose solo act Our Broken Garden, will perform as support for the tour.

The Danish collective, currently on tour in Europe, will release ‘Caravan’ as a strictly limited edition 7” (and download) to coincide with the tour. The single is taken from the acclaimed album Parades (a top 25 album of the year in Mojo magazine) which was last October. You can listen to Caravan here:

An explosive video clip for 'Caravan', directed by Danish feature film director Anders Morgenthaler, will be released very soon. After the success of the 'Mirador' video (now with almost 900,000 Youtube plays, all eyes will be on this one...
In the meantime, filmmaker Tobias Stretch has made a beautiful but very strange video for ‘Illuminant’, also from Parades. You can find the video on the front page of Efterklang’s website:

Highlight of the Efterklang tour is a headlining show at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, and we can announce that the latest Leaf signing, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, from Gothenburg in Sweden, will make their debut UK performance at the show. Their album, Heartcore, will be released on April 28.

Wednesday 2 April
Queen Elizabeth Hall, LONDON (with Our Broken Garden and Wildbirds & Peacedrums)
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
Doors 730pm
Tickets £12.50 + booking fee

Sunday, 3 February 2008

New Song to look out for!

A while ago HSAH mentioned the Bookhouse Boys and they are releasing a single on the 3rd March. Its called Dead - a cheerful number no doubt - and is being released by Black Records. Unsurprisingly HSAH loves it! Their PR describes it as: "twisted surf pop", which sits well with HSAH.

Check them out at:

Vice Tour

The vice tour came to an end in Bristol last night and HSAH was there to see the chaos unfold. Although being hungover and sleepy, chaos is probably not the best way to describe the night. The queue was rather large though but thankfully that wasnt an issue for HSAH. Think how bad it was, queueing, when it started to rain. Poor Kids.

Well, as you imagine, when you think of vice magazine, all the cool kids where out in full swing to hear the new sounds of Ipso Facto, Friendly Fires and the Black Kids. Ipso facto where the first to take to the stage and looked as stylish as ever. Sadly their songs still bored HSAH. The first song they always start their sets with is good but as they progress their songs get worse. I suppose it is quite novel to have an all girl group that look uber cool and aren't playing the typical pop music. I do wish I liked them but hey, you can't force these things.

After a crazily long wait at the bar and an adventous trip to the toilet, Friendly Fires took to the stage and they were good, possibly better then good. Could it be? Since acquiring a new member Friendly fires have grown in strenght and sounds. They have managed to make their sound more tight and given it a new range of substance. HSAH particularly likes the last single Paris and the thumping On Board. Believe the hype! I wont be saying that a lot this year so go and check out Friendly Fires.

Sadly exhaustion got the best of HSAH and at about 12 we left the fleece, meaning that we didnt get to see Black Kids...a band that will have to wait for HSAH to criticise.


So we all know that HSAH loves Clinic...yes? well their new single is coming out soon and we think you should look at the video! Have a look: