WHO WE ARE
Founded in Buckinghamshire late 2019, Hounds Haul started as the brain child for years of accumulated work by Frontman Adam Bosworth. Instead of going solo, Adam went in search of like minded musicians to help bring his work to life.
Adam was put into contact with fellow Buckinghamshire musician, bass player Jamie Smith. Adam sent Jamie early versions of songs Riviera and Capital, and Jamie, a big fan of 80s post punk and synth wave was hooked straight away describing it as ‘Depeche Mode meets Tame Impala’. Synth & keys player Rien De Keyser and Alex Ablett on lead guitar joined the band after. Rien, a classically trained pianist has an ear for the unusual, the avant-garde and a wide range of musical tastes. Alex also has a wide variety of musical interests with a particular love for heavy rock.
"Driving synth rock, dynamic tunes with a big slightly goth tinge-" - The Dublin Castle
By the end of 2019 the band was already seeing success in their local area, playing a string of shows around their hometown of Milton Keynes and wider local area, including London. The band also released two self recorded singles, Red Sycamore and Capital, the latter receiving plenty of local radio play. All of this helped the band carve out a local fan base and have been considered "ones to watch in 2020".
"You can really hear how strong this band is. They absolutely own that song (Riviera) and make it something that's so instantly identifiable" - Danny Fullbrook, BBC Introducing
Continuing where they left off in 2019, early 2020 saw the band continue live shows, perfecting their sound. The bands' plans of shows up and down the country and Europe would come to a halt though as the world was put on lock down by Covid-19. Luckily, the band had been working with legendary local producer Ben ‘Faz’ Farestvedt at Damage Audio in Bedford on their debut studio release ‘The Roamer’ during lock down. The Roamer will see a release later in 2020.
"I'm very excited to be working with Hounds Haul!" - Ben 'Faz' Farestvedt, Damaged Audio