Hund release 7″vinyl with singles “Matches” and “Exer”

“These songs were written while we were still in high school. They talk about what happened back then and the experiences we went through day after day”. Hund is a band of very young lads, but they already know very well how to translate whirling world of emotions, fears and dreams into their music. We can almost hear them evolve, verse by verse, while they’re playing. Inside this debut 7″ Hund present themselves with Matches, a song “on the connections and coincidences that make you reflect and become an adult, through the flaws and insecurities that you have to face in first person”, as well as with Exer, the story of a problematic relationship with a girl “when you are not mature enough to deal with the situation”. One of the best qualities of this quartet from Venice is the full exploitation of their young age– with its hunger and aspirations. The four members are living that moment in their lives where they are able to take inspiration from the post-punk classics while  dj-ing at a techno-rave–while also listening to the legends of minimal music from the sixties, such as Steve Reich and Terry Riley–continuously seeking something else while absorbing as much as possible. The result is an energetic and exuberant sound, which indulges in shoegaze reflections, but can push on the accelerator (especially when they play live);  it almost sounds like a darker-edgier version of the early Beach Fossils. “These songs were recorded while playing all together to fully capture the live feeling — it was the best way to recreate the the context in which the songs were composed.” You can listen to the songs and download them, or even better order your copy of this 7″ vinyl (the beautiful artwork is by Rose Robbins) via our Bandcamp pages.

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“Queste canzoni sono state scritte mentre eravamo ancora tutti alle scuole superiori. Parlano di quello che ci è capitato, delle esperienze vissute giorno per giorno sulla nostra pelle”: gli Hund sono giovanissimi ma hanno già imparato bene come tradurre in musica il loro vorticoso mondo di emozioni, timori e sogni. Puoi quasi sentirli crescere strofa dopo strofa, proprio mentre stanno suonando. Dentro questo loro primo sette pollici hanno messo Matches, una canzone “sulle corrispondenze e le coincidenze che ti fanno riflettere e diventare adulto, passando per i vizi e le insicurezze che devi sfidare in prima persona”, e Exer, la storia di un rapporto problematico con una ragazza, “quando non si è troppo maturi per affrontare la situazione”. Una delle migliori qualità del quartetto di Venezia è sapere sfruttare fino in fondo la propria giovane età onnivora e curiosa, quella stagione in cui puoi prendere ispirazione dai classici post-punk, fare il dj a un rave techno e ascoltare i mostri sacri del minimalismo Anni Sessanta, come Steve Reich o Terry Riley. Tutto assieme, tutto ti cerca. Ne è nato un suono energico ed esuberante, che si abbandona a riverberi shoegaze ma sa spingere sull’acceleratore, soprattutto dal vivo, quasi una versione più notturna e tagliente di certi Beach Fossils adolescenti. “Il disco è stato registrato in presa diretta proprio per catturare a pieno le sensazioni trasmesse nei nostri live, il modo migliore per ricreare il tempo e il contesto in cui le canzoni sono state composte”. Dai nostri Bandcamp si possono ascoltare o scaricare le tracce, oppure comprare il vinile 7″ con la bellissima copertina a cura di Rose Robbins,

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BIRTHH shares haunting video for CHLORINE – announces tour

The first instant replay comes automatically, at first you can’t even tell wether for the video or the song, and the more you keep pressing play over and over, the less you get closer to an answer. The music video for BIRTHH‘s Chlorine is a beautiful work of art arranged by director Diego Gavioli to perfectly express on film what Alice Bisi’s words communicate in lyrics; unsettling gutted out feelings spinning in fragile containers, a black and white repetitiveness that eventually captures the fluorescent part of Chlorine, and a sense of completion that is never really exhaustive. In the meanwhile the song has captured the listener’s ears with a build up that leaves no escape: replay.

Just back from the debut at SXSW, BIRTHH announces the first shows in motherland Italy for the summer festivals, but stay tuned for more soon!

01-05-2016 PESARO – Splashdown
19-05-2016 BOLOGNA – No Glucose Festival @ Mikasa
28-05-2016 MILANO – Mi Ami Festival @ Magnolia
02-07-2016 SOLIERA (MO) – Arti Vive Festival
16-07-2016 CHIAVERANO (TO) – A Night Like This Festival
22-07-2016 CHIANCIANO TERME (SI) – Festa della Musica
27-07-2016 LOCOROTONDO (BA) – Docks 101
28-07-2016 GIOVINAZZO (BA) – Giovinazzo Festival
21-08-2016 EBOLI (SA) – Disorder Fest