HELL AND HIGH WATER‘s independent sound is extraordinarily diverse revealing influences from American powerpop bands from the 70s and fusing elements of 80s British underground and 90s indie rock. Loud and screaming, Dinosaur Jr.-like fuzz guitars can be heard along with typical power chords, and their new track “Head In The Clouds” off their upcoming debut LP “Neon Globe“ on Barhill Records is a great example of that blend. Today, we’re giving you the exclusive first listen of this worthy jam below!
“It’s all in the books, it’s all on the map. I wish I could keep some parts in my head.”
A song about daydreaming and being incapable of memorizing things.
For fans of: Dinosaur Jr., The Notwist, Placebo, etc.
The three-piece indie/alternative rock outfit was founded in 2014 and consists of Matthias Schwettmann (vocals, guitar), Kai Namslau (bass) and Dennis Reher (drums). All members share equally in songwriting. Their first self-produced EP „Bird“ released in May 2017 was instantly crowned „Demo of the Month“ by the German music magazine „VISIONS“. This success spurred the band to get busy.
In November, Hell and High Water are releasing their debut album „Neon Globe“ on Barhill Records. It was produced by Role Wiegner at „Die Tonmeisterei“ (Marathonmann, Long Distance Calling and others) in Oldenburg, Germany. Following the release, the band will again embark on a club tour presenting their dynamic and brute sound at venues all over Germany.