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Hallan Release New Single “Sich Übergeben” via Nice Swan Records

June 16, 2022
Photo Credit: Kyle Fletcher

Hallan Release New Single “Sich Übergeben” via Nice Swan Records

Portsmouth post-punks Hallan reveal pulsating new single ‘Sich Übergeben’ – out now via Nice Swan Records (English TeacherSports TeamCourting). 

The track is a study in perpetual motion – caught between an exhilarating swagger and a drunken lurch. Built around a spiralling, infectious synth lead-line, rolling bass and drums, and skittish guitars, this all provides the backbone for Conor Celements’ visceral vocal spitting. 

It tells a tawdry tale, examining the propensity for unhinged views born of banal insularity. As the band explain: 

“A father hiding behind a screen, a family watching the Queen’s jubilee and a wife leaving her unloving husband for a new life in Spain. We’ve seen all of these people and we know them too.  

Sich Übergeben (translating to “to vomit”) deals with our British tendencies to spew forth from our gullets, unloading our ill-informed and rather unwanted opinions onto others, the interwebs and beyond. From our living room thrones we strategize and glamourise, acting upon misinformation through hypocritical means. It’s not too long before spewing becomes physical, and suddenly a father figure spews from his plane upon the foreign sunnyland soil, covering the precious ground in British vomit, clutching a pint in one hand and his health-card in the other.  His alien son looks on. ‘Who is this man and who is my father?’” 

This biting soundscape consumes you from the get-go, from the sonically mammoth soundwave that explores the repeated rhythms to the experimental touches. The beefy bass notes and the expressive array of drum shuffles and carefully placed cymbal hits. This release is mighty on every level. The vocal notes bring clarity, charisma, and complexity to the forefront of this addictive ambiance. Brooding textures and obscure tweaks add to the cadence of this chaotic creation, the emphasis on the ardent beats and tempo brings a matter of urgency into the arrangement. Hallan captures their immense and explosive energy, present throughout every twist and turn of this essential piece.

Joining forces with cult indie label Nice Swan in late 2020 for their ‘Nice Swan Introduces…’ series (in partnership with RIP Records), the quartet have since found label-mates in the likes of CourtingSPRINTSEnglish Teacher and Mandrake Handshake, whilst firmly establishing themselves as a thrilling new fixture within the punk landscape. 

The group’s frenetic musings on the mundanity of everyday life has attracted plenty of interest, with key tastemaker backing from the likes of DorkLoud & QuietThe Forty-Five and Rough Trade, as well as BBC 6 Music playlist exposure following integral support from Steve Lamacq

Having already notched up several impressive support slots with acts including Sports TeamPorridge RadioPom Poko, and Tom Robinson at personal request, as well as a full UK headline run in autumn 2021 – Hallan continue bringing their thrilling live show to the stage through the summer across the UK and Europe. 

Hallan’s ‘Sich Übergeben’ is out now via Nice Swan Records. It was produced by Andy Savours – acclaimed for his work with Arctic MonkeysPJ HarveyMy Bloody ValentineBlack Country, New Road and Sorry

Live Dates
6th July – Signature Brew, London
9th July – Right To Roam Festival, Bolton
9th July – Icebreaker Festival, Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
6th August – Bingley Festival, Bingley
12th August – YUCK Magazine All-Dayer, Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
13th August – Quarry, Liverpool
24th August – Supersonic, Paris
25th September – Post Punk Festival, Porto
21/22nd October – Left of The Dial, Rotterdam

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