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High Hazels - Hearts Are Breaking 7" + Download Card

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a) Hearts Are Breaking
b) Five Weirs (acoustic)

Limited Edition (ONLY 300 COPIES)
comes with download card for the tracks above

Drawing on a love and appreciation for the timeless charms of Britain’s great northern songwriters & poets - James Skelley, Steven Patrick Morrissey, John Cooper Clarke - High Hazels are a young quartet from Sheffield who will release their debut single ‘Hearts Are Breaking’ via Heist or Hit Records on the 7th October.

Fronted by James Leesley, High Hazels include Anthony Barlow on percussion, brother Paul Barlow on bass and guitarist Scott Howes. Together this quartet of school-friends create shimmering guitar music that weaves the dry, lyrical candour of The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon through songs rich in melody yet underpinned with a brooding psychedelia that owes as much to the influence of Washington quintet The Walkmen as to their home city’s crooning Godfather Richard Hawley.

Debut single ‘Hearts Are Breaking’ is the band’s first official release and is available to stream now via the band’s Soundcloud channel, here.