• Max Burt


Eclectic indie-rock powerhouse Hounds Haul return with their second studio single 'The Roamer' - a synth-infused crowd-mover worthy of the biggest festival stages.

Both authors here at Scary Canary are quite the fans of Hounds Haul - so much so that we actually wrote two reviews of the band's previous single 'Riviera' independently of each other. Indeed, that single caught attention to these lads (including BBC introducing), no doubt blasting their way towards festival lineups once the UK is free of lockdown restrictions.

Being released during Scary Canary's winter hibernation, I'm a little late to the party with 'The Roamer' - but I see it as a good thing, considering we're now that bit closer to tasting whatever Hounds Haul have cooking next! Let's not get ahead of ourselves though; 'The Roamer' is a substantial meal, crafted from a multitude of genres and influences, with enough energy to keep anyone dancing through Spring.

Equipped with a new lead guitarist (Alex Ablett) and drummer (Kenny Cook), the band has maintained and doubled-down on their dynamic power. Jamie Smith's basslines drive the track's danceability, Rien De Keyser's synths instill that distinctive 80s/psychedelic flourish that Hounds Haul is becoming known for, and as ever, Adam Bosworth's soaring vocals provide enough liftoff to open mosh pits at will. The second half of 'The Roamer' is the most infectious sonic ascension I've heard from a fresh indie band in a long while - complete with layered vocals, punchy half-time drums, and the seemingly boundless gusto belonging to the five Hounds Haul guys.

See the boys in action in their music video for 'The Roamer'. If you want to keep up to date with Hounds Haul, follow them on social media:

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