Portsmouth post-punks Hallan share scintillating, concept-fuelled debut EP ‘Reporting Live From The Living Room Floor’,
out July 30th via Nice Swan Records (Pip Blom, Sports Team, FUR).
Joining forces with the cult indie label in late 2020 for their ‘Nice Swan Introduces…’ series (in partnership with RIP Records), the quartet have since found label-mates in the likes of Courting, SPRINTS, English Teacher and Mandrake Handshake, whilst firmly establishing themselves as a thrilling new fixture within the punk landscape.
With their debut EP already spawning acclaimed singles ‘Modern England’, ‘Hands Up’, ‘Orwell’s Idyllic Future’ and ‘Reruns’, the group’s frenetic musings on the mundanity of everyday life have certainly attracted plenty of interest, with key tastemaker backing from the likes of Dork, Loud & Quiet, The Forty-Five and Rough Trade, as well as BBC 6 Music playlist exposure following integral support from Steve Lamacq.
Speaking ahead of their EP release, frontman Conor Clements revealed: “‘Reporting Live From The Living Room Floor’ was created as our first delve into concept material. Drawing on our own lives and the lives of the people who surround us, the EP takes these lives and twists them into our own concocted universe where reality is blended together with surrealism and the dystopian ideals we see today. We invite you to take a listen and pray for your safety, as the state will surely be out for all accomplices and Gumshoe Boy may not be here to save you this time”.
Having already notched up several impressive support slots with acts including Sports Team and Porridge Radio, Hallan will be celebrating the launch of their EP with a full UK headline run in the autumn, in addition to several inner-city festival slots across the country where their live prowess is certain to come to the fore.
Hallan’s ‘Reporting Live From The Living Room Floor’ is out July 30th via Nice Swan Records and will be available on all digital platforms.
Reporting Live From The Living Room Floor (EP) Tracklist
01 – Hands Up
02 – Orwell’s Idyllic Future 03 – Reruns
04 – TV Show 05 – Whiteboys TV
06 – Prime Time Lullaby
Conor Clements (vocals) Joshua Tweedale (bass) Joshua Ransley (guitar) Adam Mills (drums)
25th Aug – The Kazimier, Liverpool 26th Aug – Bootleg Social, Blackpool 27th Aug – YES, Manchester
28th Aug – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
8th Sept – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (Psyched Fest) 10th Sept – Hope and Ruin, Brighton
11th Sept – The Crofter’s Rights, Bristol 12th Sept – Moth Club, London
22nd Oct – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds (w/ bdrmm) 11th Nov – The Social, London
12th Nov – The Head Of Steam, Newcastle 13th Nov – Stag and Dagger, Glasgow 14th Nov – Gullivers, Manchester
15th Nov – The Fulford Arms, York 16th Nov – Headrow House, Leeds 17th Nov – The Adelphi, Hull