Hairband Under The Plow

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21st April 2023

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Limited edition cassette.

Oh man, Hairband, a slight return. So joyous, so inventive, so addictive. Our faves take a lap of honour. Hairband forever. Limited edition cassette.

Formed in 2016, Hairband are a Glasgow underground supergroup, featuring members of previous/current much-loved bands including Spinning Coin, Breakfast Muff, The Yawns, Lush Purr, Rocky Lorelei, Kaputt and Tarantula. Sephi and Rachel are from Toronto, Canada, while Simone, Rowan and Emma are from Glasgow, Dundee and Stirlingshire respectively. Following a relocation by Rachel to Berlin, the band has been operating long distance since 2019.

Hairband’s debut self-titled five-song EP was the first ever release by Monorail Music in October 2018; live they’ve shared bills with the likes of Sleaford Mods (who they opened for at Glasgow Barrowlands), The Raincoats, Brix and the Extricated, Terry and The Yummy Fur. In March 2020, just before lockdown, Hairband recorded their debut album, Under the Plow at Green Door Studios in Glasgow. Its 10 songs “reflect a period the band will forever appreciate and be proud of,” writes Emma. “You can hear the fun and joy in equal measure, alongside more complex, darker aspects that we hope speak to some of the wider experiences of women.”

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