Set to headline the Marshall Teller/Bad Vibrations All-Dayer at London’s Shacklewell Arms tomorrow (Saturday 26th July) – alongside performances from nine bands including Echo Lake, Great Ytene, Parlour, Dignan Porch and Warm Brains – Human Hair have unveiled the sinister video for ‘Dinner Date’. Watch it below…
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.
Their debut album ‘My Life as a Beast and Lowly Form’ came out last month, and was 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.
26th July – Human Hair all dayer @ Shacklewell Arms, London w/ Echo Lake, Dignan Porch, Great Ytene, Parlour, Warm Brains, Feature, Winter Drones and Joya