Monday, 25 January 2016

HUNCK - EP REVIEW

Hunck - Never Had A Dream EP 
Hunck - Never Had A Dream

Release Date: 29th January 2016

London nutballs Hunck are back with sexy little EP which is, seemingly, named after an S Club 7 ballad. The 'Never Had A Dream' EP gets underway with 'I'll Wait' and straight away we're in to a shadowy world of wonky guitars, Dandy Warhols-esque vocals and a flat thumping garage drums that makes you want to sip White Russians and nod approval from behind a pair of dark glasses. 'Up In The Sky', by contrast, starts like the theme tune to an 80s Mexican soap opera before settling in to a pysche rock ballad inspired by Young Knives (just take that in - 80s Mexican soap opera to Young Knives via psyche rock, that's a special talent).

The title track, 'Never Had  A Dream', teases us with a floaty keyboard line and some gentle acoustics that put you in mind of Japanese cherry blossoms and bands like Teenage Fanclub, the Watanabes and the Lemonheads which is no bad thing at all. Closing up the EP is 'So Far So Deep' and, for me, this is the pick of the bunch with an itchy, awkward guitar riff nudging some laid back vocals along through a haze of smoke and daydreams to stumble out in to the front garden to blink in the surprisingly bright daylight. A very British take on west coast slacker indie from Hunck, then. Who are we to argue with that?

More information: https://www.facebook.com/HUNCKband

Live Dates:

28th January - The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
29th January - Arden Road Social Club, Halifax
30th January - Fred's Ale House, Manchester

3rd February - The Waiting Room, London

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