| A fragrantly emotive fierce panda one sheet
The Band: H U S H !
The Release: ‘TEENAGE WEEKENDS’ / ‘FADE INTO YOU’
The Format: DIGITAL SINGLE
The Label: fierce panda
The Release Date: JUNE 10 TH 2016
iTunes Pre-Order: HERE
The Truth: H U S H ! are a British dream pop/shoegaze band from Bridport, Dorset who currently reside in London. They are ostensibly a bedroom project, locked away in their DIY studio and churning out singles which are massive hits on giant alt.pop planets far, far away.
‘Teenage Weekends’ / ‘Fade Into You’ is one such single, a classic double AA-side effort fronted up by the
sumptuously melancholic breeziness of ‘Teenage Weekends’, all gently spiked guitars and instant
nostalgia, and backed up by a tremblingly fitting cover of Mazzy Star’s ‘Fade Into You’, originally
released in 1994.
Unsurprisingly then H U S H ! themselves reckon that their sound isn’t too far from the classic likes
of The Durutti Column, The Cure, New Order, The Cocteau Twins and Echo & The Bunnymen as
well as modern sonic troopers Twin Shadow and Beach House. Or, in their own words:
grand and atmospheric shoegaze texture fastened to a pumping rhythm section of analogue drum
machines and synthesizers. H U S H ! have an undeniable ‘80s influence running through the root of
their material but incorporate an ethereal, contemporary and melancholic approach to their song
writing which unravels into a majestic compilation of rhythm and melody. H U S H! have a very deep
pop mentality and simmering brightness, coloured by dark and brooding lyrics.”
They have form as well, do H U S H !: ‘There’s Something In The Stars Tonight’ was the first song
the band released free online, and it received glowing endorsements from across the globe. The
second single released free online titled 'Cruel' was voted as MPFree of the day on the Lauren
Laverne BBC6Music show, and they have numerous BBC Introducing plays to their name.
H U S H ! hereby become the fourth release as part of fierce panda’s 2016 singles club, in which the
lankily lonesome indie label releases 12 digital singles by 12 brrrrrrand new bands throughout the
year, which as all statisticians know equates to one single a month. H U S H ! follow in the fevered
footsteps of indierock glories from Alphaduka, Cavalry and Coquin Migale, and all this creative
madness comes supported by the mighty munificence of The Arts Council.
Come see some of that simmering brightness at this show here:
TUESDAY 5TH JULY
LONDON, DALSTON, The Victoria
(fierce panda & Club Fandango present Havoc 2)
'With this type of contagious, jangly indiepop that so many of us find irresistible, they should have no trouble turning a few heads' - Sound XP
'Like New Order have kidnapped Thom Yorke and said 'Sing!’' - Club Spangle
'If you like The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart or Being There then these guys might be right up your street' - The Sound Of Confusion