"Heavy riffing with a blistering dose
"...a ferocious blast of thundering blues rock with a spine of
- Classic Rock
"... a distinct, inspired swagger..."
Worcester’s apoplectic rockers HVMM have released their debut EP Talk To Me like I’m Dead, out now via ILA. To celebrate the release, the EP premiered on Punk News and is also available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify now.
The band's video for their single Going Postal premiered on Clash and is now available to watch on the HVMM YouTube channel.
The band previously shared the audio for Going Postal, which premiered on Classic Rock and is also available to stream via the HVMM Soundcloud page along with Beggars and Thieves now.
Kicking-off with their ferocious first single Lacerate, HVMM combine blues rock influences with eerie bass lines and melodic riffs to create something truly powerful. Lead singer Andy Teece’s sharp, distinctive vocal steals the show, sounding akin to the likes of Jack White or Rage Against the Machine’s Zach De La Rocha. Double a-side single Beggars and Thieves / Going Postal continues the band’s anachronistic and subversive themes with Beggars and Thieves slamming head first into unapologetic, heavy-laced rock and Going Postal’s impressively slick vocals from lead guitarist Ebony Clay complimenting Andy’s charged sound perfectly.
“Try limiting any preconceived ideas when listening to the tracks and enjoy them for what they may or may not be to you,” Andy explains and goes on to say, “or choose to get suckered in by some standard marketing bullshit to help lead you down the road like a two-year-old, needing constant guidance when learning to use a knife and fork”.
Having met as a result of an unexplained scuffle in a county pub, Andy and Sam Jenkins (drums) formed the band in 2015. Andy and Ebony then went on to meet as a result of Ebony approaching him in his favourite coffee shop and after a caffeine- induced conversation followed by alcohol, Ebony found herself in the band. Ebony then called upon her old friend Jack Timmis (bass) and the line up was complete. Although the band are still new to the scene, their irrepressible and unforgettable presence on the live circuit, which is epitomised by their relentless energy, has seen them become the first British act signed to US label ILA.
With Talk To Me Like I’m Dead there are no fucks given and HVMM are ready to share their raucous, terrifying sound with the rest of the world.
HVMM will be playing their first London headline show - now sold out - here:
Talk To Me Like I’m Dead is out now via ILA and is available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify now.