Track: Hallan – Unwomanly Face Of War

Will Hutchinson

Portsmouth post-punks Hallan are back with their second EP ‘The Noise Of A Firing Gun’, which is set for release on the 31st of March via Nice Swan Records. They have shared the lead single ‘Unwomanly Face Of War’

Detailing their frantic and jarring lead track, enigmatic frontman Conor Clements explained:

“After an exploration into ‘The Unwomanly Face of War’, a book penned by Nobel Prize winning author Svetlana Alexievich, I discovered the real life stories of hundreds of female soldiers who endured horrors and loss during the Second World War. Having fought for the Soviet Union these women of Russia recount their memories and nightmares in honest detail, sharing their experiences on the front lines and back home.”

“‘Unwomanly Face Of War’ is written to remember the realities of a time not long ago and the sacrifices and efforts given by women of the past; it reminds us all to ensure above all else that no daughter or son need know the noise of a firing gun”

A stark pummelling with an industrial atmosphere that is echoed in the lyrics and Clements matter of fact delivery. The riff buzzes over the stomping drums as the band craft an intense sonic burst of post punk brilliance.

Check it out, here

Find out more via the band’s Facebook

Preorder the EP here

Check out the band’s Live dates below:

  • 1st Apr-Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
  • 2nd Apr-Bobiks, Newcastle
  • 4th Apr-Broadcast, Glasgow
  • 5th Apr-Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
  • 6th Apr-Future Yard, Birkenhead
  • 7th Apr-Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
  • 8th Apr-Heartbreakers, Southampton
  • 11th Apr-The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
  • 12th Apr-Clwb lfor Bach, Cardiff
  • 13th Apr-The Cavern, Exeter
  • 14th Apr-The Victoria, London
  • 15th Apr-Esquires, Bedford

Tickets are available here

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