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Happy Hearse - Album Review: Love and Work

22 Feb 2018 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

Happy Hearse are back with their new album, Love and Work.

If anyone is familiar with their debut album released last year, Mastering the Shakes, you’ll know how unique Happy Hearse’s sound is and the journey that awaits your ears.

Love and Work is distinctly more experimental than its predecessor and at times embodies a softer and ethereal sound. There is still a swagger of sea-sick riffs and crunchy chords backed by Duncan’s fantastic lyrical abilities.

Tracks like Move Too Slow have a bluesy swag that builds to a crashing crescendo while Rattle Ya Dags has a hypnotic stop start rhythm that encompasses the continuing unique pitch of Duncan’s vocals.

The eleven -track album is a melting pot of finesse, hard riffs, unique vocals that mingle with straight up great rock songs. With a band that has a flavour so different, it’s difficult to bottle it and brand it as something, because they simply sound like a band you’ve never heard before; and you won’t have until you invest the time.

Another splendid slab from the Auckland trio that you simply must hear for yourselves.


Review written by Kerry Monaghan

 

About Happy Hearse

They are bored children locked in grown bodies. They met in Onewhero at the local ablution block. By sheer coincidence each would-be member of the group were smothering long decayed, minced up animal rot over their bodies to ward of the horney locals. from this bond of wary protection they went on to form Happy Hearse which started in the kitchen banging pots and pans etc...




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Love and Work
Year: 2018
Type: Album
Mastering the Shakes
Year: 2017
Type: Album

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