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Rise Rock n’ Shine: HANYA + Savage Hands

We’ll provide the new tunes. All you have to do is stop hitting snooze.

It’s time to Rise Rock n’ Shine…

Photo: HANYA by Jordan Rose

Who: HANYA is Brighton’s latest and greatest act. With an EP titled Sea Shoes on the horizon in 2020, the band is introducing us to their unique brand of indie with “Dream Wife”.

What: You’ll probably never actually be able to float on a cloud, but “Dream Wife” will make you feel like you are.

Why: If you’ve ever longed for days gone by, “Dream Wife” will take you there. The whole song is cloaked in a dreamy vibe that sounds like a psychedelic daydream.

FFO: idobi Anthm

Find HANYA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

“‘Dream Wife’ was written in summer this year, an ode to lovers lost to the unavoidable consequence of time. It was seriously fun to record this at our mates’ studio (Big Toe) in Sussex in the sunshine. His labrador followed us around the whole time whilst we jumped from synths to percussion to guitars, figuring out what made us tick and how we could lay-down the dream-pop psychedelia we could hear in the track. I (Heather) originally wrote this on acoustic one tipsy evening after a day at the beach, before taking it to the guys for us to flesh out. It’s funny to have started as a two-piece—mucking about in a gross student flat above Lazerzone, to becoming a fully-fledged four-piece with a collective idea of how we’re going to do things.” – Heather Sheret, vocalist and guitarist for HANYA

Who: New music in 2020 will kick off with a bang, thanks to Savage Hands’ forthcoming album The Truth In Your Eyes. Out on Sharptooth Records in January, the band is kicking things off with a killer single.

What: If you like your music intense but also incredibly catchy, look no further than “Demons”.

Why: “Demons” has all the passion of early 00’s rock and all the artistry of musicians here to make nothing but absolute bangers.

FFO: idobi Radio

Find Savage Hands on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and their official website.

“We worked really hard on trying to create memorable moments in each song… The lyrics and melodies were main focus. It was about doing something a little different. All of the stories on the record point towards truth and lies. If you look at someone, their eyes will often reveal the truth, even if they don’t say it. We tried to take some risks and really just strive to be us.” – Michael Garrow, vocalist for Savage Hands

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