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Glenn Hodge Banned - Landed on Your Feet

Landed on Your Feet is the brand new single from Glenn Hodge Banned.

A music man in the style of Frank Turner and according to Billy Bragg - Glenn Hodge’s music is “Really good stuff” . Glenn has previously featured on BBC Radio London.

Glenn himself says “I think of myself as a folk singer but many do not. Maybe alternative folk would better describe my bastardization of the genre? Reviewers have described my lyrics as thought provoking and my musicianship energetic. Perfect Gentleman is my fifth work to be released and is probably the closest to traditional folk music as I have been. Enjoy... please.

In what he does we find an honesty and passion that is all too rare. This isn’t music written for the A+R department, it’s relevant, resonant and dynamic, both musically and lyrically.

Born in Ashford, Kent Glenn has made a name for himself on the London stage and has been staring things up around the country throughout the festival season. Alternating between one man shows, and collaborations with a group of musical misfits, Glenn's live performances are ever changing, but universally powerful. The live experience has been the principal aspect of Glenn's musical outlook with recordings acting as a snapshot of musical moments. And these recordings are all the stronger for it.

A mix of the thoughtful and playful is ever present in his work. Songs full of energy, catchy and emotive in equal measure showcase his unique talent. 2014 saw the release of his first single. Faces on Tables which demonstrates this combination of thought provoking lyrics, and energetic musicianship. This single release, with accompanying video whet the appetite for what was to come.

A working class ethos formed the backdrop for Hodge's EP Iconoclast. An irreverent take on the slog that is urban life for a great many Londoners can be found in "Ignoramus" and "C U Next tuesday", dealing with the gauntlet that is the morning commute and the intense frustration of a working life free from fulfilment.

It's not difficult to find an empathy for the themes and thoughts on display. An eloquent everyman tackling issues to which we can all relate. Whilst romance is far from absent, tired and trite romanticism is thankfully nowhere to be seen. Be it the thoughtful treatment of his own chosen Genre in "English Folk" or the nature of personal relationships and the home life, there is an honesty and an abundance of passion on display.

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