Ambient-folk trio HAV release single in advance of forthcoming debut album Inver.
HAV’s first single, ‘Loch Tay Boat Song’ is a delicate ambient infused take on a well-known folk tune, featuring a guest appearance by acclaimed singer/songwriter Beccy Owen (Joy Atlas / Sharks Took The Rest).
Drawing on the members' shared love of traditional folk tunes, found-sound and ambient electronica, Loch Tay Boat Song is a delicate building track, a single live-in-the-studio take seated in a bed of gorgeously mangled field recordings. The vocal delivery glides between earthy decisiveness and a bell-like tenderness, surprising you, while capturing the traditional heart of this beautiful song.
HAV is singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Alex Ross, multi-instrumentalist /producer/ambient sound guru Jonathan Bidgood, and bass player Ian ‘Dodge’ Paterson.
The three met 20 years ago and been taking time out from other projects to meet up, drink whisky and play music together ever since.
Individually, the members of HAV have been championed by BBC1 Introducing, BBC6, BBC Radio 2, &, BBC Radio 4. They’ve shared stages with the likes of John Grant, Nitin Sawhney and The Comedy Store Players. Their debut single sees the band distilling an array of influences, and years of friendship, into an exciting new sound.
HAV is the Danish word for Sea.
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