Today Portsmouth based art-punk band Hallan returned with their long-awaited and highly anticipated debut EP ‘Reporting Live From The Living Room Floor‘! The release comes following the bands signing to Nice Swan Records a year ago and a string of huge singles since.
‘Reporting Live From The Living Room Floor’ kicks off with a duo of previous singles, ‘Reruns‘ and ‘Hands Up‘. ‘Reruns‘ being the more thunderous of the two kicking the EP off in perfect form, detailing the mundanity of the past year with hypnotic riffs that reflect the tracks lyrical content. In contrast, ‘Hands Up‘ is a more lively offering that’s concise and in your face in true Hallan fashion.
‘The White Boys‘ is the first new track for me from the EP. It starts off mellow with psych-tinged melodies and almost hushed vocals, once again contrasting the previous track. This however, doesn’t last long as the track builds into something almost anthemic towards the end. ‘Television Show‘ is filled with angular, jaunty riffs and attitude. But the rigidness is broken at the end when the track winds up the main part of the EP in obscurity and chaos.
Final track ‘Prime Time Lullaby‘ was meant to be a vinyl exclusive track, but seeing as the release has been pushed back to October for obvious reasons it’s been added to this release. Either way, the track is a mellow, second ending gig to the EP in comparison. ‘Reporting Live From The Living Room Floor’ is incredible debut EP that shows the many facets of Portsmouth’s finest bands of right now. You can catch Hallan on tour from next month, more info can be found here.
Listen to ‘Reporting Live From The Living Room Floor’ by Hallan below and keep up with the band on social media via the following links: