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Hhymn – Land of Souls/Anamita

June 6, 2010 by  

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Hhymn – Land of Souls/Anamita

NAME: Hhymn
SINGLE: Land of Souls/Anamita
YEAR: 2010- 28th June
LABEL: Food Chain

FIVE WORD REVIEW: Alternative folk rock done well

LOCATION: Nottingham, UK

LINE UP: Simon Ritchie (Vocals), Ed Bannard (Backing vocals,guitar), Mike Wynne (drums), Amy Helliwell (Glockenspiel, Organ and Trumpet) Will Jeffrey (Bass).

WHAT’S THE STORY?: Nottingham alternative folksters Hhymn’s first single from their Food Chain label, is a superb taster of the band’s repetoire with quality the order of the day. Hhymn appear to be a band who know their sound, and are finely tuning it to nigh perfection on lead song ‘Land of Souls’. Which despite its despondent lyrics, becomes a heart wrenching tale of the search for love. But very much in a Smiths-esque way, despite its depressing tone, the melodies are here for all to see and are quite frankly not to be denied. ‘Anamita’ is more of the same, with a lot of trumpet employed here, and more of a relaxed feel than its predecessor. So relax, put your feet up, and take in the divine sounds of Hhymn.

SOUNDS LIKE: With no direct comparison intended, there are hints of Mumford and Sons but Hhymn’s melodies and overall sound is much slicker.

YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF YOU LIKE: To hear something new and refreshing, lyrically it is spot on and the melodies will just draw you in.

LINKS: MySpace

– Paul Downey.



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