“Stop what you are doing and please focus up, you cannot miss this thing” Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1)
“One of the more interesting and colourful purveyors of this modern age agit-pop” Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music)
Portsmouth quartet Hallan release brand new EP ‘The Noise Of A Firing Gun’, out today (June 9th) via Nice Swan Records (English Teacher, Sports Team, Courting).
Spearheaded by lead singles ‘Unwomanly Face Of War’ and BBC 6 Music-playlisted ‘The Colline Gate’, the group’s record sees them leave the mundanity of the 21st century behind and turn to real-life events of the past. Bringing attention to the stories of historical individuals, from the vestals of Ancient Rome to the art scenes of Berlin, ‘The Noise of a Firing Gun’ debuts a new direction in songwriting and composition for the band. Experimenting with new production elements, Hallan shift their gaze towards synthesised sounds of the ‘80s whilst retaining their post-punk edge.
Having already attracted a glittering of acclaim throughout the press community (Loud & Quiet, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork, CRACK Magazine, Clash, Gigwise, The Forty-Five, Rough Trade), in addition to supports with Sports Team, Porridge Radio and Pom Poko, and considerable BBC 6 Music playlist (Steve Lamacq) exposure, Hallan are readying themselves to hit the live circuit this summer to celebrate their EP’s arrival.
Hallan’s ‘The Noise Of A Firing Gun’ (EP) is out now via Nice Swan Records and available on all digital platforms. TRACKLIST
‘The Noise Of A Firing Gun’ (EP) Tracklist
01 – Unwomanly Face Of War
02 – The Colline Gate
03 – Cut With The Kitchen Knife
04 – Sisyphus
Hallan are: Conor Clements (vocals), Joshua Tweedale (bass), Joshua Ransley (guitar), Adam Mills (drums)
6th July – Right To Roam, Bolton
23rd July – Life in Death Festival, Southampton
24th Aug – Nox Orae, Switzerland
10th Sept – Misty Fields, The Netherlands
14th Oct – Beyond The Music Conference, Manchester