Soothing, Draining and Groovy all at the same time, I am, of course, talking about 'HMS Ash's' new esoteric album 'Songs for Sinking', A 9 track album recorded over 5 months in between shifts at a local winery where all 3 of the Lads worked, with featuring musicians on tracks who play the clarinet, trumpet etc throughout the album.
The album, which was recorded in a dingy apartment in Adelaide, details the transformation the 3 band members have gone through after experiencing their own individual traumas in life.
Speaking to us on the album, after experiencing this trauma, the lads say,' the album ultimately suggests that this feeling of ‘sinking’ is positive and actually necessary'
The lads go on to say that they key their main influences for this album as 'Mac DeMarco, Modest Mouse and Mount Eerie, so while there are catchy tracks, there’s also quite a bit of ambience and experimentation in structure'
And I would wholeheartedly agree with that, I have been listening to this album for the best part of a night and day now, It has songs that make me want to get up and dance while also having tracks that make me want to sit down with a cup of tea while it rains outside. (Which it is right now)
Songs for Sinking is an album that has depth, with its myriad of different styles combining to create something resembling a full-bodied red wine. Although I am no wine connoisseur so I may have no idea what I'm talking about, in that case, for the layman, I would say this album is a breath of fresh air and something unique and unexpected from a 3 Man Drum, bass and guitar band.
Songs for Sinking is out on the 24th of May! Follow HMS Ash's Socials and keep an eye on their band camp for the moment it drops! Links below!