HOO HAs “TELL ME HOW IT IS”
HOO HAs (Jamie Handover and Mark Thorne) create music that ranges from bluesy cuts to punk riffs - "Captain Beefheart meets Blur, what’s not to love," says good friend Gaz Coombes. Supported by John Kennedy on Radio X, BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music, HOO HAs continue to impress with their off-kilter style and their effortless ability to create those sweaty, beer soaked floor fillers that will make you long to be back in a gig venue soon.
Returning with their first single of 2020, “Tell Me How It Is” is a testament to the difficulty of coming to terms with the end of a relationship. Featuring Simon Nilson (Francobollo) on drums and Jack Driver (Damsen) on bass, “Tell Me How It Is” layers alt-rock instrumentation with Jamie’s brutally honest lyricism to create a hypnotic mix.
“You know that feeling when you look back on a relationship and you know things could have been said earlier. When you realise it is over, you both know it - it’s about being honest quicker, saving the drama and pain. Everyone has experienced regret, when being honest is hard but it just needs to get done!” the pair explain.
Led by duo Jamie Handover and Mark Thorne, HOO HAs capture life’s nuances with their candid songwriting, often imbuing failure, love and politics into their musical creations. Delivering twisted truths with a wry smile, the duo’s sarcastic self-evaluations showcase their ability to curate relatable yet unexpected narratives with every release.
“Tell Me How It Is” is set for release on July 24th, with a string of singles to follow throughout the year, having recorded in the studio with Grammy award-winning producer Tomasso Colliva.