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Henry’s Funeral Shoe Announce New Album: “Smart Phone Rabbit Hole”

New Album: “Smart Phone Rabbit Hole”
Release Date: 20th September 2019 First Single “Everybody Says Hi” Out Now

Henry's Funeral Shoe (Cover)

 “Thumping good music with a timeless sound. They have an ear for a hit and deliver in killers not fillers” – Classic Rock 
 “Welsh Brothers boogie out of their garage” – Mojo Magazine
“Stomping albums by Welsh blues brothers” – Uncut Magazine
“One of the few authentic sounding British blues-rock bands touring the circuit today” – Blues Matters

Hailing from South Wales, Henry’s Funeral Shoe is thrilled to announce brand new album “Smart Phone Rabbit Hole” due for release on 20th September 2019. To coincide with the new record announcement, the Welsh duo have just launched the first single “Everybody Says Hi”.

With “Smart Phone Rabbit Hole” the Clifford brothers created a modern, complex yet familiar record; filled with no fillers, the listener is taken on a powerful roller-coaster ride through the best of British rock ‘n’ roll. Anchored in today’s music landscape, each and every track on the album is bursting with energy, pulsating with a stomping beat and is masterfully led by the unique vocals of front man Aled. Produced by Tim Hamill and Henry’s Funeral Shoe, “Smart Phone Rabbit Hole” showcases a mature band that has finely crafted their sound injecting contemporary rock with a blend of audacious and honest old-school bluesy rock, warm country vibes and soulful vocals.

Reflecting on the album the band comments: “Rock ‘n’ roll songs peppered with some soul & country. Songs bursting to be the soundtrack to a night out and a cold pillow to a Sunday hangover. Think Primal Scream & Rory Gallagher at a lock in doing Stooges & Bowie on the karaoke.”

The blend of passionate rock and raw blues-feel seems to be woven into the fabric of the band’s soundscape, like an invisible thread that binds together the pounding opener “Everybody Says Hi”, the hand clapping upbeat “High Shoulders Everywhere”, the tender, almost country “Right Time”, the groovy “Same Boat Different Sale” and all the other tracks on the record. To close off this accomplished album and showcasing an even broader songwriting is “Ball & Chain”, a track that creates an atmospheric, almost bucolic, epilogue to the entire record.

Formed by two Welsh brothers in 2008, Henry’s Funeral has been inspired and influenced by many of the albums singer/guitarist Aled Clifford looted from his father’s vinyl collection, such as: The Who, Credence Clearwater Revival, Peter Green, Robert Johnson and the Beatles. His younger brother Brennig started playing drums at nine and at fifteen joined a local band performing covers of classic rock legends, including: The Clash and Thin Lizzy. In 2008 the dexterous brothers joined forces to create some of the loudest soulful rock ‘n’ roll to come out the UK in a long time.

Track List
1. Everybody Says Hi
2. High Shoulders Everywhere
3. Firing Line
4. Damn Right I mean it
5. Right Time
6. Quick As A Hiccup
7. Same Boat Different Sale
8. Smartphone Rabbit Hole
9. The Fear
10. Ball And Chain

Useful links
Website: https://henrysfuneralshoe.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/henrysfuneralshoe
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hfsofficial
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/HFSOfficial1

 

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!