Made up of members from Australia and Canada, Montreal-based indie-folk four piece Esther Hazy create wholesome music for turbulent times.
Eggs is the wholesome first single from their debut album The War on Common Sense, which is due for release early next year.
Indie-folk four piece Esther Hazy have channelled melancholy and separation in their new single Eggs, the first from their debut album The War on Common Sense.
Their music channels folk icons Father John Misty and Bon Iver, but with a slight alt-90s touch. The band lists Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Alt J and Grizzly Bear as inspirations; their eclectic music taste shines through in their laid-back music and gives it a unique sound unlike other bands currently doing the rounds in the indie-folk scene.
The band formed from the ashes of the psych-blues band Young Dogs, who stopped making music back in 2017. Young Dogs members Ed Denton (vocals, guitar) and Paul Lucyk (vocals, guitar) and Neil Robinson (bass) started Esther Hazy a few years back, and with the help of drummer Oliver Martin, released their first EP Live at The Paintshop in 2018, with videos accompanying the live session.
Early 2018 saw the departure of Martins on drums, and the band were joined instead by drummer Walid Moon. Moon helped the band craft their debut EP, a more folk-style album produced and recorded by Denton himself. With another lineup change, Moon departed and the band utilised the help of other drummers to record and tour. In late 2018 Esther Hazy completed their debut album, The War on Common Sense, which is due for release early next year.
Eggs is the first single from their debut album. A play on the adage “don’t count your chickens before they hatch”, Eggs is a melancholy song about facing life’s inevitable disappointments. The song was written following the disintegration the band members’ previous group Young Dogs. The song was produced and recorded by singer/guitarist Ed Denton at the band’s own Sugarshack Studio in Montreal. The clip, directed by Tobie Garceau, was filmed in a remote cabin in Quebec during the winter of 2018. Eggs was mastered by Ryan Morey, who’s been credited to bands including Arcade Fire, Half Moon Run and Suuns. Check out the clip below.
Esther Hazy’s debut album The War on Common Sense is due for release in January 2019.