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I’m playing some bass guitar and doing some singing with our pals Winter Villains for their next couple of concerts:

>  t h u r s / 0 3 j u l y / Clwb Ifor Bach (KUTOSIS album launch)

>  s a t  / 1 2 j u l y / 2000 Trees Festival

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We’re extremely pleased to announce that we’re performing at Green Man Festival 2014 in the Brecon Beacons.  Some of our absolute favs are on the lineup this year (Neutral Milk Hotel, Panda Bear, Caribou etc. etc. and so on and so forth) so we feel especially honoured and thrilled.  We play Sunday 17th August on the Rising Stage curated by Shape Records and we cannot wait.

Get the full lineup and all the deets here:

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We’re very happy to announce that we are to play this year’s A Carefully Planned Festival in October. The festival happens in Manchester and includes many, many, many top quality bands (including a few pals from Cardiff). We are looking forward to it immensely.

Weekend tickets are £10 (TEN POUNDS), which seems like some kind of admin error but isn’t.

Get yours here:


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Made by Lee Wood in April during band trip to Pontvane (a delicious new studio run by @ya_yonder).

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p.s  Exciting concerts to announce soon

a l b u m # 1

Last weekend 4 / 6 of us went to a barn in Mid Wales and started writing songs for an album (our first one, a daunting and exhilarating thing).

We also did a little walk up a hill.  It was tremendous.

This weekend is WALES GOES POP! FESTIVAL in Cardiff which will also be tremendous.  We play at at 4.10pm on Sunday.  

Hope to see you there,

h ! t p x

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Our next concert is at Wales Goes Pop! 2014 which starts a week today. It is happening in The Gate, Cardiff which is a fine place to hold a festival.  We play on Sunday 20th and so do Withered Hand, Laetitia Sadier, Woodpigeon, Sweet Baboo, Haiku Salut, Tender Prey and more so it’s going to be ganz toll (that’s German for super-duper). Click below for the details ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ 


Get your digital tickets from H E R E or analog tickets from Spillers in Cardiff or Diverse in Newport.

H ! T P x

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The latest H!TP clothing range is now up on our Big Cartel page.  We have t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale that were designed by us and hand screened by the magnificent Vino Sangre.  They are edition (only a couple per size) so if you would like one don’t hang about!

Have a look:



Happy shopping,

H ! T P x

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c a r m a r t h e n : 2 1 . 0 2 . 1 4

This is tomorrow ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼  

Mowbird and Radstewart are two first-rate bands, we can’t wait.

h ! t p x

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Thank you From Now On Festival! We had a magical two days. Huge thanks/congratulations to Mark and Emma for creating such an exciting and nourishing event. Also, high fives to Chapter and staff for being so welcoming and helpful.  FNO is good for Cardiff.

Our next outing is this Friday in The Parrot, Carmarthen with the brilliant Mowbird and Radstewart.  The Facebook event is  h e r e.  Hope to see you there.


D J N x


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From Now On

Shape Records announced their brand new festival From Now On last week and we are thrilled to be included in the action.  The festival will be held on 14th and 15th February at Chapter, Cardiff.  The line-up is absolutely superb, just look at it:

This is a truly great thing.

H ! T P x 

More future public appearances:

21st February:   The Parrot, Carmarthen w/ Mowbird + Radstewart

20th April:   Wales Goes Pop festival, The Gate, Cardiff

Wales Goes Pop

We’re v.happy to announce that we will be playing Wales Goes Pop festival in April 2014.  It’s going to be magic.

FB event here:

Tickets here:


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One Christmas many years ago we recorded a cover version of ‘Little Saint Nick’ by The Beach Boys. Each year, around this time, we dust it off and place it here for you to be merry to.  Have a peek.  It’s FREE to download so stick it on your xmas party megamix!

Here’s a picture of Brian and the lads getting all festive to make you feel warm inside, in case you weren’t already:

Me r r y  C h r i s t m a s !

h ! t p x


Earlier this week our new promotional music video was premiered by CLASH (we tried to stay calm about this, failed).  Now it’s free to run wild across the internet, so here it is:

Massive thanks again to Ewan Jones Morris for doing such class job.

E N J O Y !

h ! t p x

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We are d e l i g h t e d to share our new video for ‘Into The Dark’, made by brilliant filmmaker Ewan Jones Morris.

It features a decapitated Holly, and is premiering exclusively via Clash n o w :


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Our new ep is out  T O D A Y !

It’s called Send A Signal To Me, Love and is being released by Shape Records on snazzy limited edition 12” vinyl and we feel v.proud.

You can get hold of a real life physical copy from our Bandcamp page, or Spillers Records if you’re in Cardiff.

It is available in digital format from the usual places, including iTunes.

Massive thanks to all involved in the launch party on Friday night too - we had the best time.  It was so good to see so many friendly faces.  Thank you to Macho City and Mars To Stay for their brilliant sets, and DJ Rhodri Brooks for creating the good vibes.

Thank you to everyone for all the support and encouragement, we couldn’t have done this without you.

Love from H ! T P x