Former Alcopop favourites and darlings of the press, Hush the Many were a cracking bunch. Committing a magnificent single, Revolve, to vinyl and releasing it with us – they tore open hearts across the country, were splashed across almost every magazine and website worth reading, and remain good chums to this day.
Hush the Many have sadly now long expired, but charismatic frontman Nima is rarely static, and has recently formed a new musical collective called Arrows of Love – who delight in tumultuous brash sound with echoes of the capital edging their sound in brooding punky overtones.
Their first gig, where they were supported by Ed Harcourt, pretty much sold out The Scala – and they’ve recently finished off a rather spectacular digital EP which comes out on 20th July. However, because they’re pretty lovely – and Nima knows what good taste you have – they want to give the EP as a downloadable gift to you all.
So have a listen over here, download and if you like – pass it onto your friends. Cheers Arrows!
Some bands die, others evolve – and that’s exactly what is currently happening to Alcopop favourites Hush the Many (Heed the Few), who released single ‘Revolve’ with us a few months back. “Blend[ing] aggression and beauty in unique fashion, hitting like a bolt of lightning across a barren landscape” said the Daily Mirror – and by gum they were right…
But now, a sensational tour, unbelievable amounts of cracking press and much general adulation later – it seems that the next chapter is upon Nima – and like a book you can’t put down, I’m pretty much salivating at what it may contain… For Hush the Many (Heed the Few), now sans Alex sadly, has nonetheless happily morphed, evolved, and become Arrows of Love.
Apparently, “some songs you will recognise, some half-recognise, and some will be new – and in a bold move that will no doubt intensify this bands cult status, they aim to “remain outside the realms of myspace, facebook, keeping a creative focus, and our music only live for the moment.”
The lineup is pretty exceptional too, featuring…
Nima (Hush the Many’s lynchpin, creative force and all round hero) – vocals & guitar
Luis (from Eraserheads & Jamie T) – electric guitar
Clayton (from Kid Harpoon) – bass
Wim (from Loverman & Eraserheads) – drums
Sarah – synths, piano & vocals
Kate – cello
We’ll keep you updated with what’s happening – and can only heartily recommend going to see them at The Scala on the 14th October. We’ll be there… Meanwhile, if you want to snap up a piece of where it all started, get yourself to the shop and you can pick up revolve for just £3. It’s limited to only 500 copies, and there aren’t many left – and it’s one of the most gorgeous songs of the year… Check it out here. Oh, and look at this nice ‘arrow of love’ photo too – courtesy of drp on Flickr…
It’s been a great day, of which my most momentus achievment was to take some clothes to the laundrette, dry them and come back again. Ahh, the life of an indie label record exec… Never short of controversy. Therefore, in light of the first 12 hour period spent doing sweet FA since I pretended to shiver, was pronounced ‘ill’ and sent home from a particularly tedious maths lesson aged 12, I shall celebrate by basking in the glory of someone elses work. That someone… Bristling Badger, who has painstakingly created a list of 7 ace songs he’s into at the moment.
Good idea – and if I understand rightly, something that, if he tags you, you have to do as well… I’m not entirely sure. But anyway… His number 3 in his list is none other than Alcopop’s very own Hush the Many (Heed the Few), with their 7″ single released just a couple of months back – Revolve.
For see what he says… Cheers badger!
Steve Lamacq knows his stuff, as a quick type of his name in this very search bar will tell you – and it seems that he has excelled himself once again; by picking Alcopop’s very own Hush the Many (Heed the Few) as the featured artist on his BBC2 show.
Not just an interview that will furnish all those questions you ever had about Hush the Many (such as where did you meet, what’s Revolve about etc, why was Alex a little disappointed with the video etc.) – but then you can hear Revolve and realise it’s pretty much one of the best tracks of the year – capiche?
So pop over to the BBC iPlayer to listen again to the interview (originally broadcast on Wednesday) – it’s about 36 minutes through the show if you’re in a hurry, but the whole tracklisting is pretty nifty so you may be well advised to listen to the whole lot!