HMLTD – ” The West Is Dead “

Posted: November 3, 2019 in CLASSIC ALBUMS, MUSIC
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London-based five-piece HMLTD are gearing up to an early New Year drop with the announcement of their long-awaited debut album, ‘West of Eden’, set to arrive on February 7th 2020 via independent label Lucky Number.

The expansive, labyrinthine debut has been several years in the making; a daring collection of songs created to incite conversation about proposed new visions of masculinity, the decadence of western capitalism and the violence of insecurity and repression. Across its 15 tracks, the band’s artistic vision is realised in full technicolour, with all shades of their sonic palette used to create an album that is equal parts lush and abrasive.

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HMLTD also have shared the video for new single and album opener, ‘The West Is Dead’. Shot by Niall Trask, it continues the band’s run of thought provoking yet beautiful visual outings.

“This is not dystopia, but a mirror up to late capitalism; where we are and where we’re headed,” says singer Henry Spychalski of the track. “Sick dolphins lap at the tide, the insects have all dropped from the skies and the global economy enters free fall. Ecological catastrophe guaranteed. The West is dead. Atomised, alienated and apathetic”

Our debut album, West of Eden, will be released on 7th February 2020. It is a chronicle of struggle, born of struggle. Bringing it into the world has been the single greatest pain and privilege of our lives. Dust we are, and to dust we will return.
With all our love,

HMLTD head out on a UK/EU tour next February.

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