The Hackney Colliery Band – Heart Shaped Box 
The Hackney Colliery Band - Heart Shaped Box

Release Date: Out Now

Despite a press shot that looks like the ‘before’ shot of your standard Stag Do, The Hackney Colliery band have been making a cast iron name for themselves as the kings of the brass band playing adaptations of popular songs. Sure, that may not be the toughest market to corner but they always say that the best business ideas come from identifying a niche and filling it. Now, ‘Heart Shaped Box’ is a classic of indie and rock discos the world over so it takes a brave bunch of Stags to take it on. But they did it and it’s bloody marvellous. The brooding riffage is replaced by more of a Ronson-esque swagger and when that chorus drops you feel like this tune was made to be blasted out on horns. I can only guess at the power of these guys on the live stage but even with the muted jazz trumpet solo this still packs a serious punch so have a listen, enjoy it and then find the closest gig to you this summer – I doubt very much that you’ll be disappointed.

Live Dates:

22nd April – Subscription Rooms, Stroud
29th April – Tower Complex, Great Yarmouth
5th May – Colston Hall, Bristol
12th May – The Stables, Milton Keynes
13th May – Birmingham Rep, Birmingham
26th May – Koko, London
27th May – The Met, Bury
6th June – Hall for Cornwall, Truro
16th June – Band on the Wall, Manchester
17th June – Unity Works, Wakefield
14th July – Into The Wild Festival, Newton Longville
15th July – Artrix, Bromsgrove
3rd August – Lusty Glaze, Porth
4th August – The Platform, Morecombe
7th August – Bestival, Lulworth

4th November – Junction 2, Cambridge