hollowmoon

hollowmoon

 Brighton, England, GBR
BandAlternativeAvant-garde

Brighton UK based Alternative 5-piece, with a melancholy punk vibe Releasing first single, 'The Lovers Don't Mind' 01/03/11 and the album 'Closer Than The Blood' in spring 2011.

Biography


HOLLOWMOON

I kept leaving the country. We'd write a load of songs, play them live and then I'd leave for Africa and write on my own in my mud hut. With just an imported Chinese tape player as my studio and a cassette of his music to write lyrics to. The only Westerner for a hundred miles. No TV, just Long Wave.

We wrote to each other about the 7/7 bombings, De-population and UFOs. He stayed in England and wrote songs with Horse-Eye Level and Celebricide, three of which were used in the BBC series Ideal, starring Jonny Vegas.

Now we're together again for good, with two other musicians who share a love of Conspiracy. Before we talked music we talked 9/11 and Illuminati.

Closer Than The Blood was initially the title of a novel that the solitude of a refugee camp made easy to write. Back in England I couldn't write... too many distractions. So it became an album instead. Release date: Spring 2011

After live shows in Brighton and London we are releasing the first single on 31/12/10: The Lovers Don't Mind.

We love anything that's from the heart; the energy of bands like Arcade Fire, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Suicide, Interpol, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the soul of Nina Simone, Jonny Cash, Micah P. Hinson, the sorrow in the songs of Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen.

The album was recorded at Brickhouse Studios in Brighton.

NB

Hollowmoon: There is a theory that the moon is an artificial satellite, a kind of 'hide' similar to those used in the observation of wildlife. Only that in this case it is we, the human race, who are the wildlife being observed. The fact that the moon covers the sun exactly, that we only ever see one face and that it apparently rings like a bell when struck by space debris is good enough for us, but who knows?

Lyrics

The Lovers Don't Mind

Written By: Hollowmoon

the sun sinks down between the hills
and falls into the river.
and from here it's like the river's standing still
but nothing in this world is still,
even that gift you didn't give her.
o the sun moves in the sky like a wheel,
rolling forever
and these days i wonder
if i will ever find an answer
o these days i wonder
if i will ever blow away...

and it's 1,2,3 is there a saviour coming?
and it seems to me that it's up to us
because there's always light
but sometimes it's covered

200 people flying through the night,
reflected in the river.
it's hard to keep my mind on what is out of sight
and that's just for beginners
well the rain washes while
these days i wonder
if i will ever blow away...

and it's 1,2,3 is there a saviour coming?
and it seems to me that it's up to us
because there's always light
but sometimes it's covered

the sun sinks down between the hills
and leaves a trail of lovers
but the lovers don't mind
they see the white white white light

Discography

Closer Than The Blood (2011)