Halshug, the Copenhagen-based trio, release a third studio album titled Drøm (“Dream”) this July through Southern Lord.
Drøm was recorded by Simon Sonne (Orm) in Copenhagen, mixed at Dead Air Studio, MA, USA (The Men, Warthog, etc.) and mastered by Peter Peter (The Sods, Bleeder, etc.).
Watch the video for the awesome new track “Fantasi“.
According to the trio, the title refers to a wider theme of the record which views dreams as “a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind. And also sort of a vision, or a wanting of something more than just what is.” The band continues “the dream is volatile. It can burst. One moment it felt real, and moments later it can’t even be recalled.”
Other ideas come into play too “a lot of the songs are about mirrors. The intimacy that is in privacy, alone with oneself. And the cathartic moments where interaction becomes wordless. They are mostly scenes or clips from dreams, that could have looked like either old movies or scenes from the hang-out area at a rave. Some of them are recollections of things that have happened, but most of them are dreamt or felt. Some songs are about dominance and submission, about letting go, either trusting or just not caring. Some of them are also statements, metaphorical or literate, about being subordinate as an individual in a complex power structure.”
To summarise on their intent, the band remark “the whole idea is to create a medium through which we can forward true human energy. It’s about lust, guts and a protest against reality. A wish of life. It’s not important to us what genre we end up playing, it just happened to be like this.”
Track list and artwork:
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Et Andet Sted
17 May – Berlin, DE – Kasteneinkeller
18 May – Hamburg, DE – Ask A Punk
22 May – Bremen, DE – Sportamt
23 May – Amsterdam, NL – OCCII
24 May – Kortijk, BE – The Pits
25 May – Frica, NL – Pitfest
7 Sep – Oslo, NO – Vaterland
12 Sep – Aalborg, DK – 1000Fryd
13 Sep – Aarhus, DK – Radar
14 Sep – KBH, DK Stengade
20 Sep – Gøteborg, SWE – Kulturhuset
27 Sep – Malmø, SWE – Plan B
28 Sep – Stockholm, SWE – Hus 7