Cornish space-cadets HANTERHIR are back with a brand new album and single.
The seven-piece band from Redruth, who dazzled with their eclectic mix of spacerock, post-punk, psych and folk on the triple album The Saving Of Cadan in 2018, are set to release a new album Nyns Eus Denvydth Bys Trest at the end of May through Easy Action.
“The album’s title roughly translates as ‘There is no-one to trust’,” says singer, guitarist and songwriter Ben Harris. “Writing and recording the album was done over the backdrop of Brexit, a falling apart relationship and then Covid lockdowns. With all the wacky things that have come out of people’s mouths over the past few years I think the title pretty much sums everything up.”
Formed in 2008, Hanterhir have become one of the biggest bands in the Southwest, playing numerous festivals and sharing stages with the likes of Gang Of Four, Peter Hook & The Light and Flaming Lips. Following the success of The Saving Of Cadan, they featured in a BBC documentary on the resurgence of the Cornish language, headlined London’s Kernow In The City festival and released a double-A-side single featuring covers of Sonic Youth’s ‘Schizophrenia’ and David Bowie’s ‘Dancing Out In Space’ just as Covid lockdown hit. They returned to live action with an appearance at Hawkwind’s Hawkfest last August.
Hanterhir released a new single/video ‘Honey Bees’ on St Piran’s Day, 5 March…
They play The Acorn Theatre, Penzance on 30 April and are currently lining up gigs and festival dates for later in the year.
Fast-rising Cornish psych-rockers HANTERHIR have a new video and single, which they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
‘Hello Sunshine’ is a substantially edited version of the monumental opening track from their widely acclaimed new triple album The Saving Of Cadan, released last month through Easy Action Records. The video is the work of renowned Cornish new wave film director Mawgan Lewis.
“‘Hello Sunshine’ was the first song we wrote for the album that was originally going to be 10 songs on a 10 inch played by 10 people with only 10 copies printed,” explains band frontman Ben Harris. “Somehow, writing an almost 10 minute song gave us the hint that we were never going to fit all the songs on that format.
“We filmed ‘Hello Sunshine’ with Mawgan from Purple Knif in a 30 degree village hall that my first ever band rehearsed in. It hadn’t changed much, and possibly hadn’t been painted since I was last in there.”
The band are playing a series of dates throughout the late summer and autumn, including a rare London show at The Victoria in Dalston with special guests THE BRAINIAC 5, legends of the 70s Cornish free festival scene.
Full dates are…
20 Sept – The Old Bakery, Truro (w/ Dom Duff) tickets
28 Sept – Harvest Gathering Festival, Newquay tickets
21 Oct – The Sussex Arms, Tunbridge Wells
22 Oct – The Victoria, Dalston, London tickets
23 Oct – The Railway Hotel, Southend on Sea
The Saving Of Cadan is available on triple-vinyl and double-CD here.
Read a new interview with Hanterhir in the latest edition of Louder Than War magazine, out now!