HEY COLOSSUS – ” Dances / Curses “

Posted: November 6, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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It will likely turn a few heads that ‘The Mirror’, a dark, brooding track around halfway through this latest from Hey Colossus, features an appearance by the one and only Mark Lanegan. A bonafide alternative rock titan, his reputation for collaborative work is well known, but so are his exacting standards. Only working with the best, the fact he’s even here says volumes about where this shapeshifting, hardcore-cum-post punk noisemakers are at.

Dances / Curses is loud when it needs to be, for example the growling riffs of Tied In A Firing Line, or the stadium-filling, doom-laden frenzy of Dead Songs For Dead Sires, but isn’t afraid of intimacy either. Stylites In Reverse’s delicate melodies, or Blood Red Madrigal’s hazy, woozy, melancholic air. A broad brushstroke that confirms Hey Colossus are among the most vital we’ve currently got.

Hey Colossus is an English rock band formed in London in 2003. Since its inception, the band has undergone several line-up changes, revolving around founding members Joe Thompson and Robert Davis. Longterm Hey Colossus fan Mark Lanegan makes an appearance amidst the languid and sun-soaked denouement of ‘The Mirror’, the existential gravitas of his tones entirely at home in these revelatory surroundings.

The band is characterised by its ‘heavy’ sound, DIY ethic, prolific output, and stylistic experimentation.

New double album ‘Dances / Curses’ on Ltd Clear 2LP/2CD/DL released on November 6th via Wrong Speed Records (UK/Euro) & Learning Curve Records (US).

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