Track of the day #549: Hallan – Men

Hallan - Men

I’ve been listening to this track for weeks and it feels so good to finally be able to share it on here! Portsmouth‘s own Hallan are back with their latest single ‘Men‘, a slow-burner that has a certain rawness and monotony to it. The track is driven by interlocking, repetitive melodies that twist and turn along with its lyrical content. ‘Men’ follows the release of Hallan’s four track live EP ‘Keeping the Black Dog at Bay’ last month.

Speaking of the track, Hallan have said: “We are alone on this island. The young men that you see every day are at sea on a piece of land surrounded by a sea of pressure and weight. Live a life of expectation and earn a wage. Cast aside your creativity in favour of a fake lie and never show yourself to the world. To be creative is a weakness and to show emotion might as well be a crime. We are the young man and we feel alone. I feel alone. I’m doing the best that I can, there’s pressure in being a man.”

Hallan will play the following gigs over the next month:

11th October – Fiddler’s Elbow, Brighton
29th October – Hallanween @ The Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth – with The Stone Birds and Web
2nd November – Notting Hill Arts Club, London – supporting The Gulps

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