Thursday 11 October 2018


Highly-rated Cornish psychers HANTERHIR have unveiled a brand new video ahead of their dates next week.

Taken from their widely lauded new album The Saving Of Cadan, ‘Hope Comes With Love’ soundtracks live footage filmed at an outdoor show during the summer.  An expansive and diverse concept album sung in Cornish and English and covering five sides of vinyl, The Saving Of Cadan was recorded on a llama farm and in a former Methodist chapel.

Hailing from Redruth, the band have developed their sound in isolation from the mainstream, drawing on a diverse set of influences from psych and space-rock to folk and post-punk, suggesting traces of the Psychedelic Furs, Felt, Espers, Sonic Youth and Hawkwind. 
Hanterhir have spent the summer playing gigs and festivals throughout the South-West, including Boardmasters and Harvest Gathering, and this month move further afield, to include a rare London show at The Victoria in Dalston, where they'll be joined by rejuvenated Cornish psych-punk veterans The Brainiac 5.

You can catch Hanterhir on the following dates….

20 Oct Charlie’s Bar, Redruth

21 Oct The Sussex Arms, Tunbridge Wells

22 Oct The Victoria, Dalston, London  tickets

23 Oct The Railway Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

The Saving Of Cadan is out now through Easy Action Records.

"Hanterhir have struck their own seam of sound and The Saving of Cadan is their masterwork... This is rock music at its finest and most original." The Arts Desk

"Massive psych-folk masterpiece... quite unlike anything else... Hugely impressive." ***** RNR

"Oozes occult magnificence." **** Shindig!

"A cacophony of Celtic wildness... Magnificent." ***** Record Collector 

"Avant-garde soundbites to post-punk and definitely psychedelic" 8/10 Louder Than War

"The Saving of Cadan is a monumental concept album... nothing short of amazing..."  Exposé Online

"Shimmers with rare beauty... a magical ride" *****  Music News 

"A beautiful, melodic, uplifting experience... Buy the album!" ***** 3 Songs & Out

"A hugely important album from a refreshingly inventive band..." Bliss Aquamarine

"Undoubtedly 'Made in Cornwall' but with universal appeal." Thee Psychedelicatessen

"Another one to add to the Albums of the Year list....excellent groundbreaking music" Analogue Trash Radio

Tuesday 9 October 2018


Loneliness as a sentiment seems to be a prevailing theme in my songs. I am always looking for that old lonesome feeling in a chord change or some melody line."                                                                                                                                    
Two years in the making, the debut album by Scottish songwriter Drew Morrison and his band The Darkwood follows their critically well received Tales of Love, Sadness & Rock‘n’Roll EP, described by PennyBlackmusic as “a fine first offering of enormous potential from which promises much for the forthcoming album”.

Electric-Notes Wild, released on the band's own Storm Cloud Agency Records, is a collection of 10 tracks showcasing Drew Morrison and his love of song. A questing musical soul, Morrison has described his music as being for “the lonesome fugitive within us all”.

In The Darkwood he is backed by Phil Carwardine and Martin Murray (guitars), Mike Hughes (bass, backing vocals) and Nick Steyn (drums). Despite line-up changes along the road, the band's central vision of a music touched by influences ranging from, pop and rock’n’roll, all tinged with 'golden chording', has remained focused and has realised itself into a unique sound.

At the Country Soul Sessions in London’s Soho the band are simply known as 'the house band' and have, over five years, performed with the acts that have played at the club; artists such as Rotifer, Paul McClure and The Local Heroes, Matthew Edwards and The Unfortunates, Morton Valence, Bob Collum and The Welfare Mothers, Lynette Morgan and The Blackwater Valley Boys and many, many others.

The album was recorded at Bonafide, Reservoir and Project-a-Sonic studios with guest musicians including Tim Pearson of the East Lonesome Drifters and Henry Senior from Danny and the Champions of the World.

Electric-Notes Wild is a set of songs born from innocence, experience and ultimately the faith in the powers of music to still entertain and thrill.

"With its beautiful harmonies, exquisitely-crafted arrangements and Morrison’s empathetic and literate lyrics, it is an album of exceptional quality." Pennyblackmusic

“Quality control is something Drew Morrison and The Darkwood excel at and Electric Notes Wild is the perfect example of that." Dancing About Architecture