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High Hazels – Days Of No One

IMG_20180312_172342Sheffield quartet High Hazels don’t half make some beautiful music. A rich, mesmeric, organ-led melody is the order of play once again on new single, and first with new bassist Paul Musgrave, ‘Days Of No One‘.

There’s a nice tale to go along with the beauty of a track too. The band rehearse in an old industrial workshop sandwiched between a blast works and a wood turners, taking occassional and sometimes unintentional inspiration from the work going on around them. That’s bringing me all sorts of images of Peaky Blinders and Tommy Shelby walking down the street in slow-mo.

You can hear it though. The daylight brings a certain atmosphere, one that certainly creeps its way into that hazy liquor we taste in our ears.

Organs are prominent again, creating a dreamy bedding for James Leesley’s slightly raspy, easy listening vocals to lie upon. It’s a reflective exploration with a kick up the arse midway through, finishing strong just like the best High Hazels tracks.

Word on the street is that they’re working on a new record, welcome news, if this is anything to go buy. Welcome back High Hazels, you’re still beautiful.

Jake Marley

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