York-based indie/punk duo, …And The Hangnails have announced the details of their new album, ‘DOG’, to be released through Young Thugs Records on 12th May 2017.
Watch the interactive virtual-reality video for lead single ‘Don’t Waste My Time’
“DOG is a word we used to describe the general overriding feeling we had whilst writing this album.” says guitarist, Martyn Fillingham. “It was a feeling of being pretty disenfranchised with everything. Underwhelmed and pretty unenergized and disappointed. DOG was always a word we used to mean a bit scruffy, or rough or hungover. I guess we were feeling a bit hungover from our last record. It was weird to feel unenthusiastic yet come out with some of the most energetic and most fun sounding songs to date.”
‘DOG’, the bands 4th full-length album, was recorded at Red City Recording Studios in Manchester by David Radahd-Jones.
The 10-track album is now available to pre-order on 12″ vinyl and CD here: http://andthehangnails.com/
Based between York and London, …And The Hangnails have not let distance come between the two-piece, when it comes to writing, recording and relentless gigging. The band, made up of guitarist, Martyn Fillingham and drummer, Steven Reid have a very proactive mindset when it comes to writing and playing music.
This mindset struck a chord with Yorkshire label, Young Thugs Records and has seen …And The Hangnails snapped up by the new label.
Having played in numerous bands previously, the two gentlemen decided to go alone due to being tired and frustrated of how long it took to write or get things done with more members. With this DIY and positive mentality, the band self-funded all of their recorded output, created their own artwork and booked their own tours, until now, now having linked up with the York based record label, Young Thugs Records.
Having been previously tipped by the likes of NME and Radio 1, …And The Hangnails have build an impressive back catalogue of, self proclaimed, ‘Loud-As-F**k-Guitar-Pop’. 2011’s ‘No Time For Naysayers’ was written and recorded in just 4 days, using a H2 Zoom Dictaphone. Second album, ‘BARE’ was released in 2012 and most recently, ‘Rut’ was released in July 2014, to critical acclaim.
Priding themselves on extensive gigging, …And The Hangnails have played and toured all over the UK and aren’t adverse to playing the odd unusual spot. Along the way, they have had the Police shut down a show at a rowdy house party in Leeds, as well as support slots with The Fall, Slaves, Deap Vally, Titus Andronicus, The Damned, DZ Deathrays and Drenge.
…And The Hangnails challenge themselves on finding creativity from within the limitations of being only a two-piece. Guitar player, Martyn, builds and designs his own custom guitars, recently making a guitar from his old skateboard deck (Link). To fill their sound, Martyn worked extensively on the wiring and set up of his guitars, building a whole new layer to …And The Hangnails sound.
‘DOG’ is set for release on May 12th through Young Thugs Records
…And The Hangnails are:
Martyn Fillingham – Vocals, Guitars
Steven Reid – Vocals, Drums
“Rarely is a UK Punk band as exhilaratingly competent as York’s …And The Hangnails.” – NME Magazine