Today Portsmouth favourites Hallan return with their biggest single yet, which is saying something if you’re already familiar with their last three releases!
‘Hands Up‘ is a sharp, riff-filled offering that packs everything that Hallan do best into just under three minutes. This concise track is packed with frenzied, interlocking guitar and bass parts that twist around the direct, riveting vocals. The simple yet effective chorus hooks you in, it’s impulsive and explosive at the same time.
‘Hands Up’ is the bands most in-your-face, no nonsense track yet that’s packed with captivating determination and grit. As usual, this track from Hallan will get stuck in your head, you have been warned.
This release secures Hallan as not just one of Portsmouth‘s most exciting bands, but one of the countries most thrilling, upcoming post-punk bands of the moment. One’s to watch out for once gigs/festivals return for sure!
Speaking of the track Hallan’s frontman Conor has said: “Our sound changes depending on our agenda at any time, finding a different stride with every step. With ‘Hands Up’ we found ourselves dropped into a western re-run armed with a fiercely cowboy-ish twang on our six string shooter. We wanted to forth a thematic, semi abstract prose, attacking businessmen and penny pinchers in a flurry of suitably delirious criticisms.”
‘Hands Up’ is an exciting introduction to Hallan’s highly-anticipated forthcoming, six track EP ‘Reporting Live From The Living Room Floor’ which is set for release later in the Summer. The track introduces the band’s current narrative of “Gumshoe Boy”, an undercover operative in a satirical, parallel world where the only legal audio consists of indie, power-pop and advertising jingles as alternative music is outlawed in “The State”.
Listen to ‘Hands Up’ by Hallan below and keep up with the band on social media via the following links: