York-based indie/punk duo, ...And The Hangnails have released their fantastic new album, 'DOG' - Out May 12th through Young Thugs Records.
Listen through Spotify here: http://spoti.fi/2pGv9tW
The 10-track album is also available on 12" vinyl and CD here: http://andthehangnails.
Speaking on the new album, guitarist Martyn Fillingham said, "We've been preparing for this release for quite a while now. It's been quite a long wait for us, compared to previous releases. So, we're glad that people are finally going to have the chance to hear it!
"We recorded this album over two days in a studio in Manchester. We didnt overdub any extra instruments. This album is what we sound like when we play in a studio and don't have time to f**k about.
"We are proud of this album. If anyone actually digs it, it will only make us prouder! So, careful yeah?"
...And The Hangnails will be taking to the road extensively through the UK this Spring.
Catch them live on the following dates:
Sun 21 May - London, Tamesis Dock Boat
Tue 23 May - Hull, Polar Bear
Wed 24 May - Sheffield, West Street Live
Thu 25 May - Leeds, The Church
Fri 02 June - Manchester, Fuel Cafe
Sat 03 June - York, The Crescent
Fri 09 June - Glasgow, 13th Note
Sat 10 June - Edinburgh, Bannermans
Sun 11 June - Tynemouth, Surf Cafe
Thu 15 June - Liverpool, Sound Food & Drink
Sat 17 June - Worcester, Rise Records
'DOG', the bands 4th full-length album, was recorded at Red City Recording Studios in Manchester by David Radahd-Jones.
Based between York and London, ...And The Hangnails have not let distance come between the two-piece, when it comes to writing, recording and relentless gigging. The band, made up of guitarist, Martyn Fillingham and drummer, Steven Reid have a very proactive mindset when it comes to writing and playing music.
This mindset struck a chord with Yorkshire label, Young Thugs Records and has seen ...And The Hangnails snapped up by the new label.
Having played in numerous bands previously, the two gentlemen decided to go alone due to being tired and frustrated of how long it took to write or get things done with more members. With this DIY and positive mentality, the band self-funded all of their recorded output, created their own artwork and booked their own tours, until now, now having linked up with the York based record label, Young Thugs Records.
Having been previously tipped by the likes of NME and Radio 1, …And The Hangnails have build an impressive back catalogue of, self proclaimed, 'Loud-As-F**k-Guitar-Pop'. 2011's 'No Time For Naysayers' was written and recorded in just 4 days, using a H2 Zoom Dictaphone. Second album, 'BARE' was released in 2012 and most recently, 'Rut' was released in July 2014, to critical acclaim.
Priding themselves on extensive gigging, ...And The Hangnails have played and toured all over the UK and aren't adverse to playing the odd unusual spot. Along the way, they have had the Police shut down a show at a rowdy house party in Leeds, as well as support slots with The Fall, Slaves, Deap Vally, Titus Andronicus, The Damned, DZ Deathrays and Drenge.
...And The Hangnails challenge themselves on finding creativity from within the limitations of being only a two-piece. Guitar player, Martyn, builds and designs his own custom guitars, recently making a guitar from his old skateboard deck(Link). To fill their sound, Martyn worked extensively on the wiring and set up of his guitars, building a whole new layer to ...And The Hangnails sound.
'DOG' is set for release on May 12th through Young Thugs Records