HamsandwicH had a pretty good year in 2014. They sold out the Olympia, supported Arcade Fire in Marlay Park and released two of their best songs yet in ‘Illuminate’ and ‘Apollo’.
Those two songs will feature on the band’s new third album Stories From The Surface which will be released on April 17th on The Route 109A Recording Company, five years after their second album White Fox.
It was recorded once again with Karl Odlum in Westland Studios, Windmill Lane Studios, and Bow Lane Studios. It was mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York (who recently mastered The War On Drugs, Future Islands and St. Vincent) while Danny Kalb mixed the album (Beck, Ben Harper, Karen O).
The band say the album sounds bigger, different but still distinctly them. “The biggest change about this new album is that we’re majorly fussy about it,” Podge says. “Ultimately, we didn’t want to write anything contrived.”
01. Hold Me Up
03. Square 3
06. In Perfect Rhymes
07. To Replicate
08. Broken (Start Over)
10. All Worthwhile
14th Feb – St. Valentines Day Festival – Dublin City Corporation – Temple Bar – Acoustic performance.
13th Mar – Set Theatre, Kilkenny
5th Apr – Old Cinema Rooms, Oldcastle
10th Apr – Roisin Dubh, Galway
11th Apr – INEC, Killarney
24th Apr – Kavanaghs, Portlaoise
25th Apr – Dolans, Limerick
1st May – Shortts, Waterford
2nd May – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
9th May – Spirit Store, Dundalk
29th May – Olympia Theatre, Dublin