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HAQ123
« on: May 16, 2019, 01:55:06 PM »
This should maybe go in the "your own music" thread but it's not actually mine and I'm pretty fucking proud of my daughter's band, HAQ123, who have just released their 2nd album. She's only 9, the drummer is 11 and there's one of my best mates (who some of you might know from bass heavy idiots Evil Blizzard) completing the trio.

Some of you might have seen them already as they've done a fair few gigs including the mighty Supersonic Festival, Lunar Festival, the first World Metal Congress and gigs with the likes of Big Lad, Hey Colossus, Bruxa Maria etc. I've played in bands for 20 years or so and they've already played much better gigs than I ever did, the twats. I'm obviously completely biased but they get some great reviews so people apart from me obviously like it.

This year they are playing my favourite festival in the world, Supernormal, so that's quite a big deal for them as we've been going for the last 8 years and they've grown up with it.

Here's a video from the first track on the album - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I58ImX3oCw0

There's cds and vinyl but the albums also completely free to download on bandcamp if you fancy a listen - https://haq123.bandcamp.com/album/heavy-mess#

boki

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Re: HAQ123
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 02:34:19 PM »
Saw them in Leicester recently (think it was supporting Big Lad), much fun was had. The drummer's crazy good for saying he can barely reach half the kit!

Shaky

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Re: HAQ123
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 02:36:31 PM »
I was ready to be all sneery and stuff due to the novelty factor but the likes of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=166&v=L6ov-fw9A1M

and this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACXaARwdU0Y

are actually pretty good!

Getting a pleasant Mark E Smith meets Boredoms meets... something Sabbathy vibe.

Re: HAQ123
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 02:55:14 PM »
I really enjoy these, and chuffed they're playing Supersonic again.  Will certainly grab a vinyl record once it's out.  One of my mates at the Supersonic gig said "the bloke's obviously in the band cos he has a van." :)

Re: HAQ123
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 03:15:17 PM »
Cheers Boki, I'll pass that on to Zac and he'll be chuffed. He absolutely idolises Henri, Big Lad's drummer, so loves supporting them. 

An Actual Propeller - afraid it's Supernormal they are playing this year, not Supersonic again. If you are in Brum they are playing an all-dayer in Digbeth on the Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May, with an ace line-up of Bruxa Maria, MoE, Rainbow Grave (ex Doom and Napalm Death), Squalor Fan and Kendo Nagasaki (who I love - 3 piece with two drummers and a distorted trombone).

Re: HAQ123
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 03:50:49 PM »
Ah, cheers dmillburn, my eyes sometimes confuse those two fests.  Holla at me if they fancy playing in Newcastle; I know just the promoter for the job.

Re: HAQ123
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2019, 08:35:16 AM »
Really enjoyed that, Mr Millburn - great stuff!

I'm kind of hoping my six-year-old is going to form a psychedelic progressive avant-jazzcore band in the next couple of years.

Re: HAQ123
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2020, 10:34:35 AM »
The third HAQ123 album, "Evil Spirits Who Prowl About The World Seeking The Ruin Of Souls", sneaked out on Monday, and has had some lovely reviews so far (and they even got their first national radio airplay on 5Live the other week). The kids have been pretty gutted on missing out on all the festivals and gigs that should have been happening around now so that's helped make up for things a bit.

It's free to download and is easily the most mature/self indulgent/weird release so far. so if a 20 minute gong based psych prog synth odyssey sounds of interest check it out. There's a CD with profits going to charity available for £6 for any moneybags listeners too.

https://haq123.bandcamp.com/album/evil-spirits-who-prowl-about-the-world-seeking-the-ruin-of-souls


Shaky

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Re: HAQ123
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2020, 11:03:49 AM »
Lovely, lovely stuff! And massive props for that Sledgehammer sample.

Re: HAQ123
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2020, 11:05:15 AM »
Cheers Shaky. They've just got another cracking review this morning, this time from Cosmic Carnage:

"Have you heard about that great band with kids in it? This is them, if you’re thinking this will be some sort of novelty record, you can fuck right off! This album, is fucking weird, it’s all over the place and downright terrifying at times. Anywhere between the Butthole Surfers, Pink Floyd and Acid Mothers Temple. It’s an absolute nightmare of a listen which explores seriously bizarre subject matters such as, I don’t even fucking know but it’s made me whitey. Tommy from The Moon said they were in the top 10 bands that he’s seen play there, we’re talking literally thousands of bands there, rightful high praise."

Pretty happy with them getting Surfers and AMT comparisons. BTW, If anyone is thinking of buying the CD then for today only to tie in with the Bandcamp no fees thing they are giving 100% of any money spent on Bandcamp to a local charity, so all the £6 all goes to Birmingham Community Solidarity. Kids have got zero fucking business sense.

boki

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Re: HAQ123
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2020, 04:40:57 PM »
Good stuff, this.  Bit of a change of pace for them, and I'm digging the soundscapiness (not a word, not arsed) of it.

BTW, If anyone is thinking of buying the CD then for today only to tie in with the Bandcamp no fees thing they are giving 100% of any money spent on Bandcamp to a local charity, so all the £6 all goes to Birmingham Community Solidarity. Kids have got zero fucking business sense.

I've now got a mental image of Kav trying to talk them out of it and getting absolutely roasted.  Ah well, at least he'll get a few pence from my purchase of the Evil Blizzard live album in their half-price sale.

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