Help Stamp Out Loneliness

Help Stamp Out Loneliness


HSOL a six-piece gender symmetric band from Manchester, England who just happen to be in the trade of manufacturing heartbreakingly delicious pop. Nico-esque vocals glide across a velvetine backdrop of driving guitars and spiralling organs to create the perfect indiepop dancefloor magnet.


‘Like a John Hughes film soundtrack with Nico on vocals.’
Pop Art

H.S.O.L. grew from a seed when old flatmates Colm McCrory and Bentley Cooke from twee band Language of Flowers decided to take a sabbatical from the drug fuelled ultra-violent world of C86 and start a lounge-gaze-krautpop band instead (whatever that is).

They were soon joined by Ben Ambridge and Louise Winfield on drums and organ respectively and a little later by Katherine McMahon (piano) and finally D. Lucille Campbell (vocals). Ex Smith & Aztec Camera guitarist, Craig Gannon completes the live line up.

Although still loyal to the indie-pop sound, HSOL have side stepped the cardigans & hair-clips of the twee movement [but kept the Casio and hand-claps] and merged the sounds of the Siouxsie & the Banshees and The Marine Girls with early Stereolab and The Pale Saints.

Spent the last year playing around the UK & Germany, augmented by former Smith, Craig Gannon, on Guitar. They played The Indie Tracks Festival in the UK in July & showcased at Manchester's In The City in October, picked by Manchester's Evening News as one of the 5 must-see bands at the Festival.

Debut single 'Torvill & Dean' sold out quickly after repeated plays on BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio 6 & second single, 'Pacific Trash Vortex', has just been released with more airplay on BBC Radio 6.

The band are recording a Live Session for Marc Riley on BBC Radio 6 in November & are preparing to record their next material in the winter with Craig Gannon, looking to release their next 7"/digital download in Spring 2010.

Currently looking to generate interest from record labels, management, publicity companies, booking agents and promoters.


Torvill & Dean / Record Shop 7" [Papillons Noirs]
Pacific Trash Vortex / Cellophane 7" [WIAIWYA]
BBC Radio 6 Hub Session - Broadcast Nov 16th 2009

Set List

Typical set is 45 minutes long.

Torvill & Dean
Record Shop
Me, Sola & C
Rush Hour [Jane Wiedlin cover]
Pacific Trash Vortex
My Little Heart Beats
Split Infinitives