Drawing on a love and appreciation for the timeless charms of Britain’s great northern songwriters & poets - James Skelley, Steven Patrick Morrissey, John Cooper Clarke - High Hazels are a young quartet from Sheffield who will release their debut single ‘Hearts Are Breaking’ via Heist or Hit Records on the 7th October.
Fronted by James Leesley, High Hazels include Anthony Barlow on percussion, brother Paul Barlow on bass and guitarist Scott Howes. Together this quartet of school-friends create shimmering guitar music that weaves the dry, lyrical candour of The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon through songs rich in melody yet underpinned with a brooding psychedelia that owes as much to the influence of Washington quintet The Walkmen as to their home city’s crooning Godfather Richard Hawley.
Announcing their debut single with a blistering set in-front of a heaving partisan crowd at last month’s Tramlines festival in Sheffield, High Hazels have spent much of 2013 performing to increasingly enthusiastic crowds in their Northern homelands.
'Hearts Are Breaking' will be available digitally worldwide on iTunes and Bandcamp, and as a limited 7" vinyl (only 300 copies) on Monday 7th October.
The band have also announced a new live date:
- Saturday 19th October - The Sebright Arms, London (headline show)
Pre-order 'Hearts Are Breaking' on limited 7" vinyl from the Heist Or Hit online store HERE