With intricate guitar lines accompanying singer Jonathan Stafford’s expressive vocals, the track builds through delicately pensive verses before concluding in an immersive blend of climactic instrumentation and powerfully evocative lyricism.
“We wrote this song a long time ago,” explain the band. “Our time recording Opaque gave us the perfect atmosphere to develop it into what it has now become – everyone’s energy was so vibrant. It’s melancholic before evolving in purpose and power. We can’t wait to play this one live on our tour in March.”
Following the album’s release, the band will head out on a 12-date UK headline tour. Starting in their native Cornwall, including a show at the spectacularly atmospheric Carnglaze Caverns, the band will also play dates in Bristol, Exeter, Southampton, Norwich, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, and London’s The Lexington.
‘Vultures’ follows the release of previous singles ‘Supernova’, ‘Elephant’, ‘Amethyst’, and the beautifully cathartic acoustic video for ‘Fly’, released last year. Throughout the record, Haunt The Woods push the boundaries of musicality, expression and emotional sentiment with an eclectic collection of euphoria, melancholia and reflection interwoven across thirteen tracks of absorbing sonic landscapes.
Blending sounds from alternative, prog, folk and pop and channelling influences from the likes of Pink Floyd, Muse, Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver, Haunt The Woods have crafted a distinctive sound, glistening with ambient swells and underpinned by expressive rhythms and masterly songwriting.
The band released two EPs, The Line and Circle last year, and have performed at festivals including Glastonbury, Boardmasters and Port Elliot, as well as performing sold-out shows at London’s Old Blue Last and St Pancras Old Church and supporting a range of artists from the likes of Sunset Sons to KT Tunstall.
MARCH 2020 LIVE DATES
6th – Perranporth, Live Lounge
7th – Exeter, Cavern
8th – St Neot, Carnglaze Caverns
9th – Bristol, Louisiana
10th – Southampton, Joiners
11th – London, The Lexington
12th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
15th – Newcastle, Surf Café
16th – Glasgow, King Tuts
19th – Leeds, Oporto
20th – Cardiff, Tiny Rebel
Tickets are available here – hauntthewoods.co.uk/tour