Photo by Dom Moore
Hearing Aid Beige’s music takes some of the most distinctive elements of 60’s rock and arranges them to build an incredibly modern sound. They have the ability to echo Pink Floyd and Ariel Pink in the same verse, and they can come up with a Brian Wilson-esque melody just as easy as they deliver a Mac DeMarco inspired guitar hook. It all results in songs that are kaleidoscopic, easy to listen, fun and relaxing… all at the same time.
Based in Totnes, a small town in the southwest of the UK, Simon Hampshire and Tommy Williams have created a perfect song writing partnership. Simon splits his time between architecture and other musical projects, including Yndi Halda, one of our favourite post-rock bands. Tommy, for his part, is an experienced producer and also live audio engineer for artists such as Bonobo, Honne and Jordan Rakei.
The artistic personality of both makes Hearing Aid Beige a band that pays attention to the smallest detail of their creations. From the perfectly defined aesthetic of their chosen artwork to the carefully produced sound layers in each song, they compose a world inhabited by mesmerizing vocal harmonies, geometric figures, dreamy choruses and pastel colours. When playing live they are joined by long-term friends and musicians, Brain Rays, Cape Khoboi and Lunchtime Sardine Club.
Deaf Man’s aPARTMENT
The latest single ‘Deaf Man’s Apartment’ is out now. Click here to find your preferred listening platform
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HAB worked with photographer and film maker Luke Casey (Ocean Pine) to produce a track called ‘Roll Over (distort)’ for a short film for Anaïs Jourden - international clothing brand. The song is featured on the video from 1:20 to 2:10.
Roll Over will be available later this year as an upcoming release.
bbc Music introducing
HAB have had a lot of support from BBC Music Introducing over the past year. Sarah Gosling from BBC Music Introducing in Devon & Cornwall chose the upcoming single ‘So Easy’ as her ‘Upload of the Week’. The band recorded a live session and interview with Sarah Gosling, you can listen below. Sarah took the song ‘Moleskine Backs’ from the debut EP ‘Out to Sea’ to Steve Lamacq on 6 Music as her tip of the week - Click here to listen.
Last summer the band filmed a 3 piece version of 'Deaf Man's Apartment' for the bakehouse sessions.