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Hector Gannet Releases New Single “Blue Murder”

August 10, 2022



Based in North Shields on Tyneside, Hector Gannet (aka Aaron Duff) began to draw attention after writing music to accompany vintage footage of his native North East and its heritage as part of a live music project for the BFI. These small arts venue shows sold out and as the band developed their own sound it led to a UK tour with fellow Newcastle musician and double Brit Award winner Sam Fender in 2019/20.

Debut album Big Harcar (named after a small island off the coast of England) was released in Oct 2020. With songs inspired by nature and industry, as well as empowering the under-represented, Big Harcar received support from major UK radio stations including BBC Radio 6 Music, plus critical acclaim, with Hector being described as “an endearing new voice that swells as powerfully as the choppy seas that so pertinently shaped it” by Gold Flake Paint.

Hector’s new single ‘Blue Murder’ was released 8th August 2022 and is available now and streaming below, described as a driving indie-rock track with sweeping melodies and an infectious chorus. The track is a reimagining of a 1970s single written by Lindisfarne frontman Alan Hull.

Hector Gannet touches on a classic and delivers this refreshing, immersive, and powerful reimagined arrangement. Keeping the same rock presence, this triumphant charisma exudes from all notes, combined with the ardent instrumentation this exploration leaves this remarkable impression.

The commendable vocal range that flows and broadens throughout will leave you in awe. Harmonic patterns and this vast expanse of tones provide this exhilarating character at the forefront of the composition from start to finish. Hooked on the melodies and fixated on the stirring range of emotions that reflect from the lyrics and the lasting, shimmering notes. Hector Gannet have captured their own unique energy into this formidable ensemble.

After tours in 2021 and supporting indie legends Sea Power in England and Scotland, and Mercury Music Prize nominees Lanterns on The Lake, Hector and his band completed a short tour of the UK in spring 2022, before heading over to the USA to record his forthcoming new album, which is set for a 2023 release.

‘Blue Murder’ stream now – https://ffm.to/bluemurder-hectorgannet



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