We’ve had snow here at HOG HQ…

So here’s Mary Epworth’s “Snow Queen” from January last year, when we had none. [su_youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaywohU_Cx0″ width=”800″ height=”600″] In case you missed it, Mary’s joining Welcome to Night Vale for another tour, and this time it’s a long one, around almost the whole circumference of the USA! Stay tuned for LOTS of news coming soon […]

Richard Holley – Old Year’s Night

“I wanted to write a song that encapsulated the drama of midwinter. I also didn’t have it in me to write a straightforward Christmas song, so I looked at other aspects of the festive season. My mother’s family are from the North East and they have a strong new year’s tradition. They call New Year’s […]

Mary Epworth – The Wolf and the Woods – New video!

Here’s the brand new video for Mary’s brand new song, taken from “Christmas Joy in Full Measure”, and  featuring magical makeup by Natalie Sharp     https://itunes.apple.com/album/christmas-joy-in-full-measure http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Joy-In-Full-Measure http://www.piccadillyrecords.com/prod/VariousArtists-ChristmasJoyInFullMeasure

Young Knives – Low Carol – Video Exclusive!

**YOUNG KNIVES VIDEO PREMIERE** “When we originally asked people to submit a Christmas song, we really didn’t know what on earth we were going to get, or if we would even like it.  When I first listened to Low Carol, one of the very earliest tracks we got to hear, I was instantly blown away. […]

The Webb Brothers – “Are you coming home for Christmas?”

We are absolutely overjoyed to be releasing the first new Webb Brothers track in 5 years! A lush, sparkly piece of harmony-filled pop, ‘Are You Coming Home For Christmas?’ is in our opinion a modern Christmas classic. The track is available to stream from the Soundcloud window below, and is part of the ‘Christmas Joy […]

Christmas Joy with Louder Than War

Hand Of Glory release a compilation album of original Christmas songs. Louder Than War’s Paul Scott-Bates reviews Christmas Joy In Full Measure.  8.5 / 10 Billing themselves as ‘The World’s Greatest Record Label’ is something to live up to but Hand Of Glory have certainly given it all that they’ve got. Christmas Joy In Full Measure […]

Christmas Joy in The Sunday Times

    The idea of Christmas not as a sentiment-soaked season of precision-bomb supermarket ads and ruinous household debt, but as an all but forgotten pre-Christian pagan ritual of ancient mysticism and bracing oddness, is explored on this wonderfully strange album. Standouts include the Count of Chateau Noir’s sinister, Bontempi-driven Awake Awake and Young Knives’ […]

Christmas Joy in the Liverpool Echo!

The Outdoor Types “Unwritten Christmas Card” and Extradition Order’s “Be a Ghost” get a lovely nod in this piece. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/merseyside-christmas-music-8274836 “7. Be a Ghost Extradition Order have written an ode to their native Warrington in Be a Ghost. They describe it as “A terrifying journey through the pubs of Warrington on Christmas Eve”. The band […]

10/10 in the Scunthorpe Telegraph!

“CHRISTMAS JOY IN FULL MEASURE” – VARIOUS ARTISTS (Land of Hope and Glory) – Ten out of 10 for originality.The album is based on 12 diverse acts from Extradition Order to The Webb Brothers (son of Jimmy, not the Scunthorpe family) recording their own Yuletide songs. Proving Christmas means different things to different people, The […]