After what seems like an eternity, the much-hyped five-piece HMLTD have finally (FINALLY!) announced their debut album, giving the #HMLTDalbumwhen hashtag a well deserved breather.
Sharing the news today, the group’s long-awaited LP ‘West of Eden’ - that promises to be 15 tracks long! - will be arriving in style on 7th February via Lucky Number. Taking to Twitter, the group introduced it as “a chronicle of struggle, born of struggle. Bringing it into the world has been the single greatest pain and privilege of our lives. Dust we are, and to dust we will return.”
The quintet have also released the brand new vid for album cut ‘The West Is Dead’ to celebrate, that sees the dark and pulsating electronic number accompanied by haunting visuals directed by Niall Trask. Frontman Henry Spychalski explains: “this is not dystopia, but a mirror up to late capitalism; where we are and where we’re headed. Sick dolphins lap at the tide, the insects have all dropped from the skies and the global economy enters free fall. Ecological catastrophe guaranteed. The West is dead. Atomised, alienated and apathetic”.
See the full track list, featuring some old HMLTD classics, for ‘West of Eden’ below:
1. The West Is Dead
3. The Ballad of Calamity James
4. To The Door
5. Satan, Luella & I
6. Mikey’s Song
8. 149 (feat. Tallulah Eden)
10. Where’s Joanna?
11. Death Drive
12. Nobody Stays In Love
13. MMXX A.D.
14. Blank Slate
15. War Is Looming
See HMLTD live at the following dates:
13 - Liverpool, UK @ Arts Club
14 - Glasgow, UK @ Nice N Sleazy
15 - Edinburgh, UK @ Opium
16 - Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge
18 - Dublin, IE @ The Sound House
19 - Manchester, UK @ YES
20 - London, UK @ Secret Venue
21 - Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
24 - Paris, France @ Badaboum
25 - Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
28 - Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree
29 - Hamburg, Germany @ Slot
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