Preaching From The Pews: The Hosts

‘September Song’ is the glorious debut single from The Hosts, and it’s a song that will quickly find its way into your head and heart. While it has the feel of reflective sound of stuff from the late 90’s post-Britpop era, it very much harks back to the romance of 60’s pop, and was written on the 50th anniversary of Buddy Holly‘s death. With its strong melodies and heartfelt melancholy, it’s a truly captivating introduction to what sounds like a massively promising group. It’s produced by Richard Hawley, who himself has a great ear for this kind of marvellous sound. People NEED to hear it… ‘September Song’ is about a love affair with music and how a melody can transport you back to a time, a place and the autumn of a relationship. 


The single is released on April 8th and more info can be found on the band’s Facebook page HERE.


The Hosts are a still brand new band, fresh from the studio where Richard Hawley part-produced their debut album (out later this year). ‘September Song’ is taken from this debut and is only the The Host’s second ever single, yet they’ve toured the US with Cold War Kids and The Walkman, the UK with Paul Weller on a big arena tour including three nights at Brixton Academy, plus played a string of festivals. ‘September Song’ has enjoyed repeated spins on 6Music by Steve Lamacq and by Janice Long on BBC Radio 2, who has said on air “everyone needs to hear this band”.


Musically they evoke the romantic yesteryear nostalgia of Hawley – emphasized by their choice of single b-side, a cover of Roy Orbison‘s ‘In Dreams’ – yet The Hosts have a sharp vocal delivery and full percussion heavy sound that gives way to a more modern, edgier sound comparable to The Walkman.
6th April: Sheffield Leadmill
11th April: London Wilmington Arms
12th April: Manchester Cast


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