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HECTOR GANNET Reveal Video For Latest Single ‘Hollow’ Out Now

27th November 2020

After gracing the front cover of North East music bible NARC. Magazine last month, North Shields “harcar rock” band HECTOR GANNET are pleased to present a specially-licensed vintage footage video for their latest single ‘Hollow’, which is out now via all good digital service providers. 

Stream and share: https://ffm.to/hectorgannet-hollow

The new video for the single is composed of vintage footage of the mining industry specially licensed by the North East Film Archive. The footage includes Seaham Colliery, County Durham, which suffered an underground explosion in 1880 resulting in the deaths of upwards of 160 people, including surface workers and rescuers.

A cutting critique on the effects of industrial decline—not just in the north east, but across the UK—commenting on the track vocalist Aaron Duff says: “Mining is and was, a culture and an identity for many communities (outside of the north east too of course) which I feel deserves to be celebrated and remembered. I grew up in north east England and it was natural to acknowledge the spiritual presence and physical remnants of coal mining. Very passionate views are still held towards the closure of the pits and what that meant for those who relied on the industry.”

“I suppose it’s like shipbuilding, fishing, or similar professions. If you speak to people involved in those industries you’ll find that it was more or less a natural progression for them to follow their fathers down the pit, into the yards or out to sea. And when, for whatever reason, those industries begin to decline, then traditions fade and a way of life slowly disappears. This is something I think many people struggle to accept or realise, and one that should be highlighted. Industrial decline takes away more than just jobs; it disturbs the identity of a people and a place.”

The track is the latest to be taken from their debut album, Big Harcar, set for release on 30th October 2020 via GUGA Records.

There are nine tracks on the gatefold heavyweight vinyl (which also comes on limited edition ‘Gannet White’ vinyl) with two extra downloadable bonus tracks, and the CD version holds all 11 tracks. The album artwork was created by Matthew ‘Woody’ Wood (British Sea Power) and Dale Maloney (Lo-Fi Allstars) and the record is available to preorder now from: https://hectorgannet.bandcamp.com/

Hector Gannet recently announced several festival appearances for 2021 and have now SOLD OUT two rescheduled headline dates at The Cluny 2 in Newcastle this December (see below for listings), with the band also set to support Mercury Prize nominees Lanterns On The Lake next year.

Big Harcar is released 30th October 2020 via Guga Records

Hector Gannet live dates:

12.11.20 – Newcastle – Tyne Bank Brewery *SOLD OUT*
13.11.20 – Newcastle – Tyne Bank Brewery *SOLD OUT*
04.12.20 – Newcastle – The Cluny 2 (matinee) *SOLD OUT*
04.12.20 – Newcastle – The Cluny 2 (evening) *SOLD OUT*
26.03.21 – Newcastle – Boilershop (w/ Lanterns On The Lake)
04.04.21 – Newcastle – Hit The North Festival
29.05.21 – Stanhope – Northern Kin Festival
30.05.21 – Newcastle – This Is Tomorrow Festival
02.07.21 – Corbridge Festival 2021 – Tyndale RFC