Worcester’s apoplectic rockers HVMM are about to unleash their debut EP Talk To Me like I’m Dead on 1st September 2017 via ILA. It is available to pre-order now.
The band have revealed the next single to be released from the EP, as part of a double a-side single, is the raucous Beggars And Thieves, which premiered on Pure Grain Audio and is also available to stream via the band’s Soundcloud page now.
The EP kicks off with their ferocious previous single Lacerate, HVMM combine blues rock influences with eerie bass lines and melodic riffs to create something truly powerful. Lead singer Andy Teece’s sharp, distinctive vocal steals the show, sounding akin to the likes of Jack White or Rage Against the Machine’s Zach De La Rocha. Double a-side single Beggars And Thieves / Going Postal continue the band’s anachronistic and subversive themes with Beggars And Thieves slamming head first into unapologetic, heavy-laced rock and Going Postal’s impressively slick vocals from lead guitarist Ebony Clay complimenting Andy’s charged sound perfectly.
“Try limiting any preconceived ideas when listening to the tracks and enjoy them for what they may or may not be to you,” Andy explains and goes on to say, “or choose to get suckered in by some standard marketing bullshit to help lead you down the road like a two-year-old, needing constant guidance when learning to use a knife and fork”.
Having met as a result of an unexplained scuffle in a county pub, Andy and Sam Jenkins (drums) formed the band in 2015. Andy and Ebony then went on to meet as a result of Ebony approaching him in his favourite coffee shop and after a caffeine- induced conversation followed by alcohol, Ebony found herself in the band. Ebony then called upon her old friend Jack Timmis (bass) and the line up was complete. Although the band are still new to the scene, their irrepressible and unforgettable presence on the live circuit, which is epitomised by their relentless energy, has seen them become the first British act signed to US label ILA.
With Talk To Me Like I’m Dead there are no fucks given and HVMM are ready to share their raucous, terrifying sound with the rest of the world.
HVMM have also announced they will be playing their first headline show at London’s Sebright Arms on 22nd November 2017. You can also catch the band live at the following dates:
22nd July – Tramlines Festival – Sheffield – Tickets 2nd August – Robin 2 – Wolverhampton – Tickets 5th August – The Iron Road – Evesham – Tickets 2nd September – EP Launch – Marrs Bar – Worcester 22nd November – Sebright Arms – London – Tickets
Beggars And Thieves / Going Postal is out now via ILA and is available to stream on Spotify and buy on iTunes now.