“The Halfwit” By Humour

Humour have returned with their first new music of the year. For the new track, the band worked with Idlewild guitarist and producer Rod Jones at his Post Electric Studios and the raw angst is felt on new single “The Halfwit”, which features the jarring vocals of front man Andreas Christodoulidis.

At the tail end of last year Glasgow’s Humour put out their debut EP “Pure Misery”, a six-track fever dream that established the band as one of the most exciting new bands on the circuit, a record they called themselves “a montage of miserable things… a bit desperate and a bit grim, but also a bit ridiculous”. Released by tastemaker label So Young, a limited number of LPs are still available to buy here.

Andreas had the following to say about “The Halfwit”:

“This song was one that came together fairly easily. I decided to write a song about a guy who takes himself off to some far away place and gradually transforms into something less than human, somewhere between a person and an animal, with little sense of who he is remaining. I wanted to describe his new life as being quite sad and lonely, but also kind of peaceful and carefree.”

Humour live together in Glasgow and formed across the 2021 lockdowns, writing and recording their material at home, with the music intended as a backdrop to Andreas’ lyrics. Sometimes they’re about letting people down, sometimes they’re about pets dying, sometimes they’re about trying to say something when you don’t have anything worth saying. They’re usually just trying to paint a picture, with Andreas drawing sketches to go along with each of their songs, including last year’s EP cover, and the artwork and visuals behind the lyric videos for previous singles.

They hope that each song looks the way that it sounds.

Humour 2023 Tour Dates

5/6 Brighton – The Hope & Ruin
7/6 London – Shacklewell rms
8/6 Margate – Where Else?
9/6 Leeds – Headrow House
10/6 Newcastle – Bobiks

Humour are:

Ruairidh Smith – Drums
Lewis Doig – Bass
Ross Patrizio – Guitar
Jack Lyall – Guitar
Andreas Christodoulidis – Vocals

Order “The Halfwit” by Humour HERE


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