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hectog copy.jpg Hector Gannet

Hector Gannet's new single Hollow is taken from their debut album Big Harcar, produced by Paul Gregory of Mercury Prize-nominated Lanterns on The Lake.

'Hollow' is a reflection on the North East landscape, its industrial decline and the idea that beauty and danger are often connected. Vocalist Aaron Duff's vivid imagery and vocals are underpinned by clean guitar lines that portray a fitting reflection to the North East landscape .

The new video for the single is composed of specially licensed film footage of the mining industry from the NEFA (North East Film Archive). The band were commissioned by UK-wide project ‘Britain On Film’ run by the BFI and the poignant footage includes miners at Seaham Colliery in County Durham. The colliery suffered an underground explosion in 1880 resulting in the deaths of upwards of 160 people, including surface workers and rescuers.

Straddling folk and alt rock, the band have been getting a lot of attention this year including from BBC 6 Music.

Beautiful indie-folk, a fitting reflection of the North East landscape.

Watch the video for ‘Hollow’: https://youtu.be/QFDM8i1GogE  

Stream: https://ffm.to/hectorgannet-hollow

The album is available from: https://hectorgannet.bandcamp.com/