First Listen: The Hallows – Cardboard Love
- Cardboard Love The Hallows 4:01
Classically infused alternative pop trio The Hallows explore life, relationships and how things can change over time with their debut album ‘Of Time And Tides’ to be released 13th January. Championing their own very unique sound, The Hallows are an enchanting concoction of Kate Bush, Muse, Portishead and Tori Amos with their own individual dreamy essence thrown in.
The group’s eclectic sound is a result of the band members’ individual musical meanderings. Sarah has played as a backing vocalist/keyboard/Glockenspiel for Hafdís Huld supporting the likes of Paolo Nutini, Mika and Bloc Party at festivals as large as Glastonbury and SXSW. Joe meanwhile has supported notorious cult pornographic band Rock Bitch (a band renowned for rarely sporting support acts). He and Sarah have also played a number of television performances.
The band are a tight knit unit that has forged over many years of friendship. Meeting at university, the band shared a house together, in which third band member Dave subjected the group to strict drinking game rules, whilst also ensuring they all ate proper meals (now holding the unofficial title of ‘band chef’).
Since forming, the group have been hands on with all aspects of their music including coming up with video concepts, artwork, set design, production and blogging. The trio were largely involved in the creation of the music video for ‘Cardboard Love’, which will be released 2nd December.
Recorded at Riverside Studios, ‘Of Time And Tides’ was recorded using a vintage calrec desk that used to be stationed at the Royal Opera House. This gave the album an organic, rich and warm sound, providing a lush variety of textures.