HAUS RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘SHAMELESS’ JANUARY 19TH THROUGH ATLAS ARTISTS
EXTENSIVE UK HEADLINE TOUR FEBRUARY 2018
“A powerful celebration of London’s diversity” – NME
“”Shameless” is an excursion packed with confidence and power that sees HAUS leap to another level – it’s a mood-boosting, fist-pumping track with one of the biggest indie-pop choruses in recent memory.” – The Line of Best Fit
“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
Cross-genre 5-piece HAUS return with the release of their new single ‘Shameless’ on January 19th through Atlas Artists. Produced by Everything Everything’s Alex Robertshaw and mixed by Duncan Mills (Peace, The Vaccines, Erol Alkan), this explosive track really packs a punch and sets the tone for what will no doubt be an incredible year for the Tottenham five-piece.
Speaking about the track frontman Ashley Mulimba explains, “I wrote this song whilst I was going through a hard time with anxiety. It affected my sleep, my social skills and my relationships. I’ve always felt a strange pressure due to being one of the only black kids that played music, wore skinnies and skated in my area. For as long as I can remember I’ve always been told to “dress/act more black” or that I listened to the wrong music – in some weird way I liked it, and the rebellion felt empowering, but during this period I felt vulnerable on stage rather than powerful. I’d place myself in other people minds rather than concentrate on my performance.”
HAUS released their SWYSEP in June 2017 and played to huge crowds across UK and European festivals including Reading and Leeds (Radio 1 Dance stage) Imagine Festival (Switzerland), INmusic (Croatia) Colours Of Ostrava (Czech Republic) and Grape Festival (Slovakia) to name but a few.
They will be heading out on an extensive 11-date headline UK tour in February. Kicking off in Sheffield on Feb 1st, taking in cities including; Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol and London’s Omeara on Feb 10th to name a few. Tickets on sale now here – https://www.musicglue.com/haus/tickets
Catch HAUS at the following live dates:
01/02/18 – Sheffield – Café Totem
02/02/18 – Glasgow – The Garage (Attic Bar)
03/02/18 – Newcastle – Jumpin Jaks
04/02/18 – Leicester – The Cookie
05/02/18 – Leeds – Community Room
07/02/18 – Manchester – Soup Kitchen
08/02/18 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
09/02/18 – Bristol – Hy Brasil
10/02/18 – London – Omeara
12/02/18 – Southampton – Joiners
13/02/18 – Brighton – Sticky Mikes
In June HAUS released the five-track SWYSEP, featuring tracks ‘Don’t Care Enough’, ‘Say What You Say’, ‘Gave You All’, ‘Levels’ and ‘Oblivion’. ‘Don’t Care Enough’ was accompanied by a provocative video directed by Londoner Matt Halsall and inspired by the election of Donald Trump as US President. Watch the video, as premiered on NME here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsjb0ce_-kc
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.
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 earlier this year.
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.
HAUS’ SWYSEP IS OUT NOW THROUGH ATLAS ARTISTS – LISTEN BELOW
European tour dates to follow in April. TBC.
*All previously advertised November dates are postponed and tickets are refundable or exchangeable for new dates.