December 11th, 2013

High Hazels appear at #4 in There Goes The Fear’s ’10 for 2014′

High Hazels have been tipped as Ones To Watch in 2014 by influential music blog There Goes The Fear.

“Sheffield’s High Hazels have been a favorite here at TGTF since we first featured them in this Bands to Watch back in July. They played four shows at this summer’s Tramlines Festival as part of a growing number of up-and-coming Sheffield bands whose sound hinges on catchy guitar melodies and heart-wrenchingly romantic lyrics.

“Going back to the end of 2012, High Hazels have had a productive year, winning the attention of Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker and the BBC’s Steve Lamacq. They were featured in Sheffield’s Exposed magazine in February 2013 as part of that publication’s In Session series. (Check out the band’s YouTube page to see videos from that session.) Then, in July, just around the time of Tramlines, High Hazels signed with indie record label Heist or Hit Records, who coordinated the release of debut single ‘Hearts Are Breaking’ (reviewed by Mary here). In September, ‘Hearts Are Breaking’ won a coveted spot on Lamacq’s BBC 6Music Rebel Playlist, ahead of its official release on the 7th of October.”

Click here to read the article in full

The band are currently writing and recording their debut EP, due out on Heist Or Hit Records in Spring 2014.

November 1st, 2013

Upcoming Northern American shows

Recently signed to Heist Or Hit Records, Northern American have just announced two new live shows in the Los Angeles area next week as follows:

Monday 4th November – The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
Tuesday 19th November – The Bootleg Theatre, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

October 18th, 2013

Northern American sign to Heist Or Hit Records

We’re very pleased to announce that Los Angeles 4-piece Northern American are set for a worldwide release of their debut EP, ‘Happiness Hungover’, via Heist Or Hit Records in Early 2014.

Northern American have been busy catching the attention of the local L.A. scene, with Buzzbands recently describing the band as “a new rock quartet…whose sophisticated pop may include your next breezy summer melody“.

The ‘Happiness Hungover’ EP will be released as a limited edition 7″ vinyl with handmade sleeve, and digital download on Monday 20th January 2014. More details on the EP will be announced in the coming weeks. But for now, you can stream lead single, ‘Wander’. Enjoy and Share!

October 7th, 2013

Out Today! ‘Hearts Are Breaking’ by High Hazels

The wait is over! Today we officially release the debut single by High Hazels into the world. ‘Hearts Are Breaking‘ is available as a digital download (from iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp), and limited edition 7″ vinyl (indie record stores and our very own online store).

You need to be quick though, the vinyl won’t be around for very long! Click here and order it direct from Heist Or Hit right now.

In case you still haven’t heard the single, you can stream ‘Hearts Are Breaking’ below.

September 18th, 2013

PREMIERE: Clash Premiere The New Video By High Hazels

Clash have revealed the video premiere for ‘Hearts Are Breaking’ by High Hazels.

A quartet of school friends, the group fuse a nascent sense of melodic jangle to lyrics which deal with the grit of everyday life. The band’s debut single, ‘Hearts Are Breaking’ is a case in point. All lilting songwriting and stark directness, it’s a vision of fluorescent lights reflected in a puddle of rain water.

You can read more, and watch the video, by clicking here

‘Hearts Are Breaking’ is released on limited 7″ vinyl and digital download on Monday 7th October. Pre-order the vinyl now by visiting our online store.

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