"Over the coming months, we’d wager people will be stumbling across Black Hay, because, well, it is something rather brilliant. It’s dark, Jim. And it’s rude, dirty rude.
Favourites round here are the muck and lust of ‘I Feel Something’, have a listen, it’ll make you blush. And there’s the heartbreaking Lemonheads-y ‘Skinny Wings’ (“you’ll never make it with the angels with such a skinny pair of wings”), but where it really parks tanks is the duo of “Open Up” and “Lord Rest My Soul”.
In these two songs you can hear an artist going places. They sound like songs way beyond a debut from an unsigned artist. If the piano gospel of “Lord Rest My Soul” is in any way some indication of where Black Hay are headed, consider this a warning. We might have just written about a band who we can finally say told you so about.
The album is out on 16 March, don’t muck about eh? Get it. Consider it an investment." - mynewfavouriteband
released 16 March 2014
Produced by David Ezra and Gideon K
All songs by Gideon K
Gideon K – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys, Percussion, Glockenspiel
Guillaume Charreau – Drums Track 2,5,6,7,9,10
Anna Tosh Hall – Additional Vocals tracks 3,5
Andrea Rapisarda – Drums Track 4
Tim Robinson – Violin Track 1,10
I-An Tai – Cello track 10
Rotem Haguel – Bass Track 8
Rotem Haguel + JB Newman – Stomps, Claps, and Choir sounds track 8
David Ezra - Piano Track 8
Drum Recording & Engineering Track 4 – Herman Stephens @ Wavelength Studio
Drum Recording & Engineering Track 2,5 – Stef Gizzi @ Blueape Studio
Having been described as "A baby Nick Cave", "A voice you'd roll over in bed for" and "Worse than Leonard Cohen", Black
Hay’s music fits comfortably under the description ‘Romantic Music for Perverts’, covering as many of the songs do, a sense of both lust, physicality, as well as outsider perspective....more