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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 !

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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


It’s ep launch party time and we are up for it in a big way.  Hope we see you there x


F U L L S T R E A M + P R E - O R D E R + L A U N C H

G o o d  M o r n i n g

We’re very happy to say that our Send A Signal To Me, Love EP is now available to stream and pre-order right here > 

It is being released on 12” vinyl by S H A P E and looks a lot like this >


There is a launch concert E V E N T to celebrate >


We feel happy.

T h a n k Y o u ,

H ! T P x



We are extremely pleased to announce that the Spillers Records will be offering the following mega deal in the lead up to our EP launch event at Clwb Ifor Bach on 15th November 2013 :


Heck of a bargain, available to you exclusively from Spillers now.  You can collect your copy as of Monday 11th November 2013 (a full week before the official release date).


We’re also very happy to broadcast that MACHO CITY have been added to the line-up. They played a blinding set at Swn Festival last weekend and we’re dead pleased to have them play. The band is made up of Hywel and Iwan from TRUCKERS OF HUSK and they sound like this ↓↓↓↓↓  

Already confirmed are MARS TO STAY, who are one of our absolute favs.

We can’t wait,

H ! T P

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A f t e r s w n

Thank you people of Swn.  We had a lot of fun.  It’s a great thing.

Here is a  p o s i t i v e  review of our performance by Zine & Not Heard (thank you!) :

We haven’t got any photos from the gig but here’s an artist’s impression :


Looking to the future ——-> we have some  U P C O M I N G  C O N C E R T S  :

14.11.13 - the parrot, carmarthen

15.11.13 - ***EP LAUNCH***  // clwb ifor bach, cardiff

H ! T P

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Adam Walton gave a first spin of ‘Into The Dark’ from our new EP on his BBC Radio Wales programme last night. Thanks, Adam!

There’s also a load of other great music, plus an interview with our very own Josef Prygodzicz about Winter Villains’ Welsh Music Prize nomination.

Have a listen again here:

H ! T P x

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F R I D A Y C O N C E R T :

Hello. We have a concert at JT Soar in Nottingham on Friday and we’re very happy about it. We’ve heard a lot of good things about the place, and we’re playing alongside some classy acts. Also, it’ll be our first ever concert in England. This is A S T O U N D I N G yes?

E V E N T P A G E :

See you,

H ! T P x


We’re extremely happy and pleased to tell you that we will be releasing a new EP on Shape Records on 18th November 2013.  The EP is called Send A Signal To Me, Love and will be available as a limited edition 12” vinyl.  It’s an honour to work with such a first class label - we’re very excitable about all this.

Have a listen to the track ‘Separate Us’ here:

B I G L O V E,

Hail! The Planes x

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F A R E W E L L , F O L E Y

As some of you will know, we have parted company with bass-meister general, Mark Foley.  Mark joined Hail! The Planes in 2010 and has been an incredibly positive presence over the past three years.  He’s helped the band develop and grow, and has been the source of many a rollicking bass riff.

Mark is now focusing on his own band Shhh…Apes! who you can see at Swn festival next month, and you should, because they’re quality.

Thank you, Mark!


Luv + positivity,


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