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Hungry and the Hunted @ Portsmouth Stackhouse@Electric Arms

portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

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Tora Bora EP
Magic Bullets1st album
One Shot At Redemption 2nd album

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Hungry and the Hunted are a classic power trio, formed by Pakistan born, London East End raised front man Azam Khan in 2006. Azam is a highly accomplished guitarist who began playing in hard rock bands in his early teens before forming and fronting Midnight Special, a blues based rock ‘n’ roll band, formed in the early Noughties. Khan was proclaimed as ‘The new Dalai Lama of Blues’ by TNT magazine, who stated that “Blues music can really go wrong if it’s not played properly, and only the brave or foolish new bands dare to try. It’s early days yet, but going by their new album ‘Moving On’, Khan’s crew have the snarling vocals and exceptional guitar work required.” Midnight Special swiftly established themselves on the UK and European live circuit, headlining Blues Festivals and winning prestigious support slots with the likes of Eric Clapton and Paul Weller.
But Azam began to find the British Blues circuit increasingly confining regarding his ambition and the need within himself to push the musical envelope, at the same time as he was becoming somewhat pissed off and frustrated with the
hypocrisy of the so-called ‘War On Terror’. Following the 7/7 bombings, as the finger of suspicion fell firmly on the British Muslim population - coupled with his almost daily experience of stop and searches - he began to feel like an outcast and outlaw within his own beloved London town.
Seeking a suitable, angry, hard hitting musical form to express his feelings, he immersed himself in the music of his youth, when the likes of The Clash, Motorhead and Bruce Springsteen ruled the world. Throwing all his musical influences into the pot – add a dash of The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis into the mix – he channeled all his energy into writing new songs. ‘Magic Bullets’ was then recorded in London by Azam on guitars and vocals, with Babar Luck on bass, and Tom Meadows on drums, mixed in Berlin and mastered by Ace from Skunk Anansie.
A constant theme running throughout ‘Magic Bullets’ is “A tribute to the spirit of the underdog, a soundtrack for those intrepid souls willing to make a stand for what they believe in, who somehow manage to take on the odds regardless of the consequences” states Azam. Targets in the crossfire of his vision include celebrity culture, the Iraq and Afghanistan excursions and big business.
Every track on ‘Magic Bullets’ hits you smack between the eyes; each rousing chorus comes at you with the intensity of a fighter totally hardwired for battle, who truly does not comprehend the concept of defeat.
Shooting From The Hip Roland Hyams