June 27, 2019, RRAR Music Blog has your fresh track picks!
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Tracks by The Hu, The Virginmarys, and False Advertising!!
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THE HU – Shoog Shoog
In their own words, The Hu are “a Mongolian Hunnu Rock Band based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia”. Band members Gala, Jaya, Enkush, and Temka, have created a unique, captivating, heavy sound and “Shoog Shoog” gives another great taste of this powerful outfit.
From the band’s website:
The HU is a band from Mongolia that blends heavy metal and traditional Mongolian throat singing. Their first two videos (“Yuve Yuve Yu” and “Wolf Totem”) immediately went viral garnering the band over 18 million views. The explosive reaction to The HU resulted in a number of features about the band in international media such as NPR, ET India Times, Playboy Mexico, Jack Canal+Fr, Hong Kong 01, DW News Germany and others.
The band’s name The HU, is the Mongolian root word for human being. They call their style “Hunnu Rock”…inspired by the Hunnu, an ancient Mongolian empire, known as The Huns in western culture. Some of the band’s lyrics include old Mongolian war cries and poetry.
Founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by their producer Dashka, along with the members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush. The HU combines Rock Music with traditional Mongolian instrumentation like the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp), guttural throating singing and the bombastic bass and drums of rock. All four members have earned Bachelor’s or higher degrees in music and have several years of touring experience throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim.
The Hu have a string of gigs happening in Europe and the US this year, and you can find all the details on the band’s website.
THE VIRGINMARYS – S.O.S.4.U.N.I.
by Maria Savva
The Virginmarys’ “Northern Sun Sessions” was one of my favourite albums of 2018. The band recently released a brilliant video for “S.O.S.4.U.N.I.” from the album.
Add to your Spotify playlists.
FALSE ADVERTISING – You Won’t Feel Love
False Advertising have been around since 2013 and hail from Manchester/Oxford. ‘You Won’t Feel Love’ is their latest single and what a very decent single it is too. The band slot nicely into that growing scene at the moment for amped up, melodic noise pop with a slight post-punk edge, maybe a pinch of grunge and garage rock. This reminds me a bit of the tracks I’ve featured recently by bands like The Van T’s, Bitch Falcon, CRYSTAL, Black Honey. It sits in the same sonic universe as those I guess.
Great vocals on this one by lead singer Jen Hingley and the whole thing is nice and tight, very controlled. Yeah, I like it a lot. This is another band to keep an eye on…