April 26, 2021

Hadda Be: Another Life

Hadda Be
photo: Luthiem Escalona

English post-punk quartet Hadda Be have a rather dark outlook on life and use both jangling pop and abrasive rock to deal with it on their new album Another Life. Recorded quickly - they needed only 5 days - the band played most of it live, with just a few overdubs. That limited time space came as ablessing is disguise - earlier recording sessions were cancelleed to lockdown regulations. They had to go back to the drawing board and they knew the material inside out when another studio opportunity became available.

Singer Amber Rose Price stands her ground, rising above the melodic din provided by her band members, with bass player Ben Richards channeling The Cure. Another Life could have been recorded in the darkest hours of the Thatcher-era. The stifling atmosphere the lockdown is almost palpable, but there is also plenty of room to discuss relationships hitting rock bottom. Hadda Be are in sync with both the past as the current state of things. That's no reason to be cheerful, but as a reality check it covers all the bases.

Hadda Be:
Amber Rose Price: vocals
Ben Richards: bass
Matthew Sykes: guitar
Oliver Trowler-Wareham: drums, percussion, backing vocals

Hadda Be: Another Life

Another Life will be released via Last Night From Glasgow on CD and vinyl (black, transparent blue, milk white, gold). Release date: April 30.

Tracks:
  1. Apathy
  2. Catch it on the Fall
  3. Another Life
  4. Take it Away
  5. Wait in the Dark
  6. Unknown Places
  7. This Won't End Well
  8. So it Goes
  9. Fire
  10. Almost Over
  11. Nurse's Song

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