This week, our Song Of The Day coverage is staying SXSW-centric. (How many smug attendees have you had to unfollow on Twitter so far?) We started with Alcoholic Faith Mission; today, we are loving the wonderful Hosannas.
We were pretty bored of reverb by the end of last year – mainly because too many bands were using it to hide a paucity of ideas. Hosannas, however, have a positive litany of ideas, and they have wrapped these in glowing, reverberant swaddling.
In fact, Hosannas is a pretty apt band name; the project certainly has something of the ecclesiastical to it, one minute like The Knife playing in a cathedral, the next (perhaps oddly) like early Sparta hammering away in the back room of a village church.
Hosannas’ next EP, the wonderfully (and completely misleadingly) titled Thug Life Nicole, is out later this year. In the meantime, opening track ‘Obsolete People’ is our Song Of The Day.