Track Review: The Roamer // Hounds Haul
If you were to mash Tame Impala, Joy Division, Depeche Mode and Foals, the chances are you’d land up with Hounds Haul. Hailing from the UK, this five-piece share powerful lyrics over mind-blowing melodies. Already featured on BBC Introducing, The Other Side Reviews and Chalkpit Records, Adam Bosworth (lead vocals/guitar), Jamie Smith (bass), Rein De Keyser (synth), Alex Ablett (lead guitar) and Kenny Cook (drums) are set for success with their unique sound.
Following their critically acclaimed debut single ‘Riviera’, described by BBC Introducing’s Danny Fullbrook as “something that’s so instantly identifiable”, ‘The Roamer’ is an intoxicating earworm. Combining elements of post-punk with new wave and indie-rock, ‘The Roamer’ showcases the group’s innovativeness and eclecticism.
While the instrumentation of this synth-driven track has a lot of influence on the soul-stirring nature of ‘The Roamer’, it is Adam Bosworth’s vocals that truly define the track. The emotion behind the brusque lyricism is enhanced with rich, robust and haunting vocals. Adopting a rather surreal ambience, this single creates a swirl of sound in which anyone would happily be lost!