Album Announcement / Album Release

Den Haag release debut EP ‘Trials & Tributes’

Den Haag EP coverFormed in early 2012, Den Haag top off a strong 12 months with the full digital release of their debut mini album ‘Trials And Tributes’.

Ranging from the more contemplative ‘Hope And Fade’ to the full on ‘Tensions’, the full release is available now.

Inspired by post-punk-new-wave icons such as Joy Division, Depeche Mode and The Cure, Den Haag are also a band with something new to say. Named after The Hague international criminal court – hence the album name ‘Trials and Tributes’ – they are looking to create music sprung from the grass-roots of their chosen genre, stripping it down to make their recordings sound as raw and live as possible.

This is post-punk/new wave built around a powerful bass guitar and drums foundation that does a very solid job of complimenting the lead guitar lines and vocals – a simple, four piece structure that has worked for decades and yet still has a way of sounding raw and grounded. It makes for a compelling listen.

By eschewing the usual production techniques, Den Haag have created a rough around the edges sound that genuinely draws the listener in. Standing at six tracks, the EP showcases a true sense of identity which not only makes for a strong first release, but bodes well for the future.

Homepage: http://www.denhaaguk.com

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