For anybody who has been following Hudson Taylor as long as we have, their debut album ‘Singing For Strangers’ will hold little surprises. But then again, if you’ve stayed loyalled to the brothers for so long then you won’t want too many surprises. It’s not just that ‘Singing For Strangers’ holds the trademark acousto-pop sounds of a band who have been refining their modern Simon and Garfunkel style for years, it’s that it actually hold many of the songs that […]
Probably our favourite Hudson Taylor song (after ‘Drop Of Smoke’, of course), the band have been kind enough to unveil a live performance of ‘Chasing Rubies’, live from their recent show at Camden’s Electric Ballroom. It’s a great way to see how the band bring their songs to a live environment, as well as getting to hear how beautiful the vocal harmonies and melodies are outside of recordings. It’s an inspiring performance, which will excite fans old and new.
To celebrate their recent ‘Battles II’ EP, acousto-folk duo Hudson Taylor have released a free download to their fans. This track is ‘Stranger’ and it’s a 2-minute-long hard-hitting outing. It’s a standard track, nothing revolutionary but containing all the rich vocal harmonies and intense guitar work we’ve grown to expect from Hudson Taylor. It’s a short and sweet track that, while it doesn’t outstay its welcome, will stay in your head for hours. It’s a pretty good listen and, while […]
Glastonbury 2014 is upon us and, like that, music fans from across the globe will be making the pilgrimage to Worthy Farm to see their favourite acts. But beyond these acts, there are a lot of fantastic new artists this year who have the chance to make a huge impact. Here are our top ten to see at the festival this year.
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One of our favourite duos of recent times, Hudson Taylor, will be performing via live stream at 5:30pm (BST) today (June 16). The stream is to celebrate the release of their ‘Battles II’ EP, which dropped yesterday along with the single release of title track ‘Battles’. The title track was previously released on the band’s original ‘Battles’ EP, which we reviewed last year (it’s here, because we know you’re interested). You can catch the stream on the band’s Google +, […]
Ever wondered what it would be like if Simon and Garfunkel soundtracked a playtime war between children? Well, Hudson Taylor’s new video for ‘Battles’ is the closest you’ll get. The song is a great folk-rock piece that would fit comfortably into the pages of Simon and Garfunkel’s songbook. On a side note, I’m not sure I trust the parents of these kids. Who lets a kid play fight with a metal pot? Tut tut tut.
In the build up to the release of their third EP, ‘Osea’, on 13 October, Irish Acoustic duo Hudson Taylor have treated us all to a brand new single in the form of ‘Care’. With a sound that could have easily fit onto the tracklisting of their last EP, ‘Cinematic Lifestyle’, ‘Care’ is a lot more anthemic than some of the duo’s previous works. The track is composed of a simple drum beat and a gentle guitar line, with a strong […]
Hudson Taylor are, without a doubt, one of the finest new acts I’ve had the pleasure of listening to. And it’s great that their debut EP, ‘Battles’, showcases the level of musical capability and talent possessed by the duo. The folk-rock instrumentation on the EP is as near to flawless as you could hope to get: although it does start to seem slightly repetitive as the EP draws to a close, the lyrics and vocal delivery force your attention off […]