Having recently shared the video for single ‘Hungers’ – taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘My Life as a Beast and Lowly Form’ – London quintet now share another thunderous album track ‘Chapter and Verse’. Download it for free below…
Recorded by Ben Phillips on a boat docked in the Thames (Lightship 95) and mastered by the legendary Alan Douches (Sufjan Stevens, Owen Pallet, The Rapture) in New York, ‘My Life as a Beast and Lowly Form’ will be released on June 23rd on The state51 Conspiracy.
Human Hair have existed in one form or another since 2008. Since their first incarnation, they’ve had 3 different drummers, added a bass player and slowly acquired members that live in the same city.
Throughout this period, the only constants have been vocalist Jack Lenton – a former straight-edge, furniture salesman who is extremely verbose even via SMS – and guitarist Henry Withers, who has seen Lovvers (Wichita) come and go, is the co-founder of Homerton recording studio Sound Savers and grew up in the Transcendental Meditation community in Skelmersdale.
These two main forces of Human Hair sit on opposite ends of the musical spectrum, Lenton with his Nick Cave, Swans and esoteric soundtracks against Withers’ love of Pavement, The Fall and simple, no blues notes. The push and pull between them defines the band and makes for a thrilling and captivating sound.
Joined by Thom Sadler (ex Throats, Claw Marks) on bass and drummer Jordan Hayward, Human Hair’s final member is Joseph Walsh aka Dignan Porch (Captured Tracks) on guitar.
Live, the band are a formidable proposition, Lenton’s almost-rapturous performance has to be experienced first-hand. The five-piece have played with the likes of White Denim, Abe Vigoda, Times New Viking and will be playing a string of shows this summer.
13th June – Flashback Records in-store, London
5th July – Gland Rock all dayer @ Southsea Social Club, Portsmouth
8th July – White Heat @ Madame Jojos, London
26th July – Human Hair all dayer @ Shacklewell Arms, London w/ Human Hair, Sex Hands, Joya and more TBA