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Artwork by Marcus Reed

North Shields born singer/songwriter Aaron Duff, performs both solo and with a full band under the name Hector Gannet. His songs take influence from both folk and rock and the name is taken from a converted fishing trawler Aaron’s grandfather worked on, which tragically sank off the east coast in 1968.

Hector Gannet are steadily building a reputation as a superb live band and have supported Sam Fender on various UK dates. They will be supporting him again this December, but before that have released their latest single, All Hail, All Glory (complete with artwork designed by Marcus Reed, formerly of Saatchi & Saatchi) on Friday 15th November. The video that accompanies it has been released today and we’re pleased to get our hands on it for a NARC exclusive.

Aaron tells us more about the track: 
“The song references the great Wilfred Owen’s war-time poem, ‘Dulce et Decorum est (pro patria mori)’ – “It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country” – You could say this is a song about patriotism, but that is a complex quality. What does it mean to love your country? What does it mean to be British? To march on with a stiff upper lip? To gladly die in a foreign field while the home fires burn? In truth, this song is a response to issues all too current. To the use of propaganda to incite hate, to the anger that is born of misinformation, to the fragility of life and the futility of conflict, to the horrible thought of history repeating itself. All Hail, All Glory is an ode to the glorious dead. The song is dedicated to the millions worldwide who have fought, and in many cases died, in the struggle to be heard, or to overcome suppression. People worldwide who have died due to conflict. Suffragettes, freedom fighters, working-class people, and now its the voice of young people that is fighting hard to be heard. Is there anything wrong with wanting the world to be a better, safer place for generations to come?”

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