Frantic drum beats and cymbal crashes interspersed with a racing guitar line make for an impactful intro to our track of the week. ‘Hell Is My Head’, by Hampshire based band Blaenavon, combines a soaring, confident vocal with deliciously poetic lyrics: “I’m dripping through my soul / time takes its toll / and I’m left cowering behind my disguise”.
As the track builds to an urgent wall of sound, it’s hard not to find yourself crying along with the repeated line: “I’ll be the only one you’ll ever find”. Although Blaenavon have been around for a few years, now signed to Transgressive Records, ‘Hell Is My Head’ sees them turn things up full throttle; it’s the first track from the band’s Miss World EP, set for release on 30th October, and if this is anything to go by Blaenavon are determined to cause more than a ripple in the sea of indie music.
Article by Beth Kirkbride