Hush War Cry – Voices EP
“…extremely polished and impressive…”
Cork based Alt/Indie group Hush War Cry have been going from strength to strength lately with intense crowd reactions at gigs such as Dublin’s Camden Crawl and ample airtime from Phantom FM, RTE radio 1 and the BBC. Now, with hugely anticipated EP Voices finally underneath their belts, HWC will be planning various gigs up and down the country.
Released this week on the Delphi Label (We Cut Corners, Deaf Joe), Voices has been attracting attention in all the right places for all the right reasons.
Apparitions, the first track on Voices, sets the scene for the rest of the EP – ambient drums and falsetto vocals within an overall framework that is paradoxically relaxing and energetic both at the same time.
There’s a strong, upbeat 80’s vibe from Window to the Heart while Lily is a much more soothing ode – a sparse piano/vocal driven piece that evolves into a very erratic structure (one clearly planned that way) complete with keyboard patches and a 16 beat hi-hat groove that’s probably the best song on the EP overall.
I’ll Forget is melodic and soothing with similarities to some of Radiohead’s more atmospheric tracks. Asleep follows along much the same lines and draws the EP to a calming and haunting end.
Voices is a very well put together EP. Their sound is extremely polished and impressive, especially considering they’re such a young band. Definitely an act to look out for.
HWC launched their EP on the 25th in Cyprus Avenue and go on to play a host of summer festivals. Catch them at Knockanstockan Festival (July 27-29), Castlepalooza (Aug 3-5) and Indiependence (Aug 4).