‘From darkness and loss for these two hugely accomplished musicians, hangovers were left behind for the peace of sobriety. It is time for Hangover Square to Rewire’
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Up Next Second album due for self release April 2024
Two years in the making the second album ‘Rewire’ follows on from the success of their first album ‘Painting With An Open Heart’. This talented duo left behind hangovers, became sober and bounced back from two close friends suicides and Victoria’s own depression. Last year became a springboard for change going back to their roots of electronica and acoustic sounds. The result is a profoundly beautiful and sophisticated album. In an age of quickly produced music, you can hear the detail and craft that went into creating this stunning piece of work.
People working in the entertainment industry are twice as likely to experience depression than the general population, sobriety has become a clearer way of seeing and living in the world.
“Creating new music is incredibly healing. The countless days and nights spent working on the intricate details and immersing ourselves in the iridescent textures and sounds aided the mental health healing process. Lyrically, the album reflects on the subjects of suicide and depression with the essence of hope, love and care for one another. We used electronically created sounds alongside the acoustic instruments that are unique to the album sounding like a 40 piece ensemble at times. In our long recording process we shared all the writing and composition, adding vocals, guitars and the electronic sounds”.
“It was important to us that the electronics are an integral part of the band both on the recordings and live. Not to replace musicians but to be a musician in their own right”.
Their hopes are to perform the new music across the globe in 2024 and beyond.
Next Performance in aid of Oxfam 14th February 2024 The Mount Without, Bristol.
Choosing a unique space their first performance of the album and their folktronica sound, the spectacular Mount Without in Bristol. This breath-taking venue gives the sense of being an ethereal abandoned church, with all the warmth and delight of a beautifully modern creative space, right in the heart of Bristol. A perfect match for this magnificent album.
Single and video release ‘Softest of Silks’ 21st January 2024
Hangover Square are a folktronica and roots duo. They are Bristol-based husband and wife duo Victoria Bourne and Chris Harper. Two highly experienced professional musicians who have been played widely across the radio including having been play-listed on BBC Radio 2, they have toured extensively across the UK and in Europe. It is time for Hangover Square to Rewire.