OHHMS return to tectonic action with the vast ‘Cold’ LP/CD/DL on Holy Roar Records, June 29th 2015.
Label: Holy Roar Records
Cat. No: HRR133V
Release Date: 29th June 2013
For fans of: Harvey Milk, Pink Floyd, Isis, Pallbearer, Slabdragger, Rolo Tomassi at their most serene, prog and classic rock.
OHHMS have had a monumental year since the release of their debut EP ‘Bloom’ in 2014. Whilst this may sound over-the-top, there are indisputable facts. That record was constructed of two songs, clocking in at a combined 30+ minutes. Despite this, the band still garnered a full 15 minute play on daytime BBC Radio 1, offers to play Temples, Arc Tan Gent, Fear and Hevy festivals, as well as shows with The Skull, Conan, The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Hey Colossus, Earthmass, Hierophant, Slabdragger, Bastions and their own successful headline tour. Not a bad start.
Now the band is back with ‘Cold’, another two monolithic tracks, once again clocking in beyond half an hour. That, however, is where the similarities to ‘Bloom’ end. ‘Cold’ presents a stunning evolution to OHHMS’ progressive stoner doom rock. Musically, within ‘The Anchor’ and ‘Dawn of the Swarm’, OHHMS keep exploring new avenues in the cannon of lumbering stoner rock, depth-charge doom, classic rock and psychedelia. Vocalist Paul Waller meanwhile displays a huge leap forward in scope and confidence – alternating between sumptuously deep gravelly singing, Viking-warrior bellows and roar-is-war call to arms.
Once again leaning on Ian Sadler to record/mix, and Brad Boatright to master the record, with art stunningly realised by Black Sails Design, this is a band poised to prove to everyone that ‘Bloom’ was no mere fluke or one off. OHHMS are still, really, just exploring the possibilities of what they could go on to do…..and that is a terrifyingly exciting prospect. ‘Cold’ is another cast-iron foundation laid for a truly fascinating band…..
1. The Anchor
2. Dawn Of The Swarm
Get Excited- listen to their previous release streaming in full below-
Catch this unmissable band at their following tour dates-
20th May Canterbury Lady Luck
31st May Bristol Temples Fest.
12th June Ramsgate The Music Hall
20th June Brighton (venue TBC)
11th July London The Unicorn
7th August Reading The Facebar
15th August Hythe, Kent Hevy Fest
16th August Bournemouth Anvil Rock Bar *
17th August Liverpool Bumper *
18th August Glasgow 13th Note *
19th August Nottingham Chameleon *
20th August Oxford The Wheatsheaf *
21st August Bristol ArcTangentFest
22nd August London The Black Heart, Camden *
11th October Birmingham Fear Fest, Asylum 2