The House On The Hill is the new single by London four-piece The Hanging Stars. The single sound like a dusty lost relic of ‘60s Americana that was revived amid the ‘80s desert rock scene. The lyrics are about a heartbroken girl who drowned herself at sea and was inspired by a story in book of folk songs by infamous archivist Alan Lomax. The B-Side sees the band covering The Gun Club classic, Mother of Earth.
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- The House on The Hill by The Hanging Stars
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 15 October 2015If me and James Dean Bradfield agree on one thing it’s probably that the Loft’s ‘Why Does the Rain’ is the best song ever. The Hanging Stars have that twangy mid 8'0’s guitar pop down pat. They even use a slide guitar. Reminds me a bit of the Animals ‘the House of the Rising Sun’ and not only because it uses the word ‘house’ in it. Overleaf a what I thought was a perky piece of indie was nullified when I started playing it on the correct speed. At this pace it sounds like a cottage garden Stone Roses jangling amongst the hollyhocks. The final ‘Mother of Eath’ is more like Johnny Cash than …er Johnny Squire.
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