HAUS RELEASE SWYSEP JUNE 9TH THROUGH ATLAS ARTISTS
New single ‘Don’t Care Enough’ out now
LISTEN TO THE SWYSEP HERE
“A powerful celebration of London’s diversity” – NME
“An independent phenomenon, the group’s multi-racial, cross-genre approach brings opposites together to see what sparks come off” – CLASH
“Tottenham based quintet, HAUS, are claiming their spot as the most exciting band around at the minute” – Wonderland Magazine
HAUS are fast becoming one of the most talked about bands in the UK. Today the Tottenham based cross-genre 5-piece release their SWYSEP through Atlas Artists. The five-track EP, produced by Everything Everything’s Alex Robertshaw, features new single ‘Don’t Care Enough’, previously released singles ‘Say What You Say’, ‘Gave You All’ and ‘Levels’ and new track ‘Oblivion’.
Frontman Ashley Mulimba explains the EP’s inspiration… “This EP highlights the main questions people are quite often scared to address, (as cliché as it sounds) why are we actually here and what is our purpose? Why is GOD and life after death such a big topic in our everyday lives at least some of it isn’t the truth? What mysteries lie beyond the reach of our senses? It also speaks about the dark time we are going at the moment but sense of hope and togetherness we’re getting from it, the sense of belief and inspiration we can draw from it. We live in a society now that oppresses our creativity and originality. A society that separates us makes us compete against each other. We blame society, but we are society. We can change.”
Speaking about working with Alex Robertshaw on the EP, HAUS say “We’ve been working with Alex for about 2 years now. He’s guided us and helped us as a band immensely.”
Over an epic, widescreen rush that sticks two fingers up to restrictions of genre as it dives, leaps and flips into uncharted waters, HAUS tackle notions of morality, life, belief and the tests of navigating your way through the pitfalls of the 21st century. In short, it’s music that matters. Initially working as a six-piece, HAUS began developing the musical telepathy that allows them to weave a myriad of divergent influences – everything from electronica, hip-hop, math-rock, post-punk and even metal – into their shape-shifting sound. While initial recordings reflected the upbeat larking around of a group of mates simply enjoying making music, it wasn’t until Mulimba stepped up to try his hand at vocals one day that the dynamic fundamentally shifted. There was a move – as Mulimba self-deprecatingly puts it – “from major to minor”. Instantaneously, something clicked within the group, songs began pouring out and the depth, atmosphere and sheer scope of what they could create together vastly increased.
From there, everything began to rapidly grow. The band resisted the urge to jump into bed with the increasing number of labels sniffing around them and instead became a self-sufficient unit. Releasing tracks themselves that became instant online and word-of-mouth sensations and recruiting an army of fans via their jaw-dropping live shows. Support slots that blew the main acts off the stage, festival appearances where people literally couldn’t get into the tents because of the throngs of new HAUS converts filling the place… in little over a year they were headlining Camden’s KOKO. Not bad for a band that were technically unsigned.
Prolific on the festival circuit, HAUS played The Great Escape, Secret Garden Party, Dot-to-Dot, Truck, Live At Leeds and BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds and more. Radio support has come from Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, BBC R1, Radio X, Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing London. 2016 saw HAUS self-release two singles ‘Blinded’ and ‘Haze’. 2017 has seen HAUS build go from strength to strength, with a headline UK tour culminating with an explosive sold out show at London’s Courtyard theatre.
What HAUS have built themselves so far is remarkable, and it’s only the beginning. As they continue to take it up a level with every release who knows what they can achieve.
EP Track listing:
Gave You All
Don’t Care Enough
Say What You Say
Catch HAUS at the following festivals
June 19th 2017 – INMusic Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
July 19th, Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
July 22nd 2017 – YNot Festival, Derbyshire, UK
August 4th 2017 – 110 Above Festival, Leicestershire, UK
August 11th 2017 – Grape Festival, Slovakia
August 19th 2017 – Lowlands Festival, Holland
August 25th 2017 – Reading and Leeds Festival, Reading, UK
More to be announced