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Released: 11.03.16

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They might herald from London, but The Hanging Stars’ sound is a distinctly American one.

Recorded between Nashville, LA and Walthamstow, their debut record is full of sun-draped, laid back grooves, never more so than on opener Floodhound. I’m No Good Without You is the kind of jam that the Counting Crows are so fond of, with a little psychedelia thrown in for good measure.

Single Golden Vanity ups the psychedelia a notch with its 70’s Woodstock vibe, even recalling The Charlatans at their hippiest. A couple of instrumentals in Rainmaker, Sunseeker and the eponymous track The Hanging Stars threaten to spoil the momentum, but confessional ballad Hang Me High is a highlight and caps off a fine debut.

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