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 […]

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 Full Measure OUT NOW!!!

Available to pre-order now at Norman Records, Piccadilly Records, Rough Trade, iTunes and Amazon Hand Of Glory records asked twelve artists for an original Christmas song. Here are twelve tracks that sum up the many experiences of Christmas, from lush widescreen pop (Webb Brothers), to sparkly Saturnalian disco (Mary Epworth) to dystopian Fall-esque horror (Extradition Order). Other […]

Hand Of Glory Presents – Christmas Joy In Full Measure

  Available to pre-order now at Norman Records, Piccadilly Records, Rough Trade, iTunes and Amazon Hand Of Glory records asked twelve artists for an original Christmas song. Here are twelve tracks that sum up the many experiences of Christmas, from lush widescreen pop (Webb Brothers), to sparkly Saturnalian disco (Mary Epworth) to dystopian Fall-esque horror (Extradition Order). […]

Kiran Leonard – Dear Lincoln on Pitchfork

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/15455-kiran-leonard-dear-lincoln/ “In the Bandcamp introduction to “Dear Lincoln”, Kiran Leonard lays out some caveats for prospective listeners: “I was 14 and uneducated, hence my mispronunciation (and pretentious namedropping) of friedrich NEECHsher. i also fucked up lEETmotif. but as far as anyone is concerned, the mistakes are obviously ironic.” His insistence upon irony is the only faintly juvenile thing about […]

Press for Downliners Sect – Brite Lights

We’re loving the feedback we’re getting from all of you on our Downliners Sect EP, glad you approve! Here are some kind words from Mojo and Shindig… Mojo Shindig Quarterly Shindig news item