From Forthcoming Debut Solo EP ‘Gigantic Disappointment’
Set for release this Friday 15 November
Live dates supporting Soot Sprite next week + Further Solo Shows Announced
“A debut laced with a tangible sense of movement and self-discovery” – DIY Mag ****
With the all too relatable refrain “I want my bed”, Lande Hekt’s newly-released ‘Everything Ends’ was written when she first gave up drinking and felt isolated from social circles because of it. “The best way to make sure you don’t drink is to not hang out with anyone who drinks. And everyone drinks,” she explains. “It was a super productive time for me creatively, but my mood suffered.” The track is the latest to be released from her forthcoming EP ‘Gigantic Disappointment’. A collection of seven songs set for release 15 November, the EP also includes songs about standing up for yourself, confronting a fear of flying and climate change.
‘Gigantic Disappointment’ was recorded with Ben David of The Hard Aches at his studio on top of a hill in Cudlee Creek, in the Adelaide Hills in Australia. “It was the first time I’ve ever played all the instruments on a recording before,” says Lande. “We recorded a guide guitar track and then I recorded the drums along to that, then bass, then guitar, then vocals, then extras. It was 37 degrees C everyday and the studio is self sustainable so it was nice to be drinking rain water, but it was warm rain water. Everyday two kangaroos would come to the house and stare at us.”
As vocalist and guitarist in Exeter indie punk band Muncie Girls, Lande is no stranger to playing shows across the UK and further afield but now she’s striking out solo and will accompany the release of ‘Gigantic Disappointment’ with a clutch of her own live dates with various musical friends.
Monday 18th Nov – Bristol, The Exchange (with Soot Sprite)
Tuesday 19th Nov – Exeter, The Cavern (with Soot Sprite)
Wednesday 20th Nov – Southampton, The Hobbit (with Soot Sprite)
Thursday 21st Nov – Brighton, Rossi Bar (with Soot Sprite)
Friday 22nd Nov – London, Sister Midnight