Hound Dying in the Sun

Hound Dying in the Sun

Hound Dying in the Sun

The music written for -Dying in the Sun' dates back to an interesting time, in lieu of bringing down the mood, it could be described simply as 'difficult". But it was never terminal. In fact the whole lot was a reactionary approach at a time that absolutely required Hound listening to Killing Joke, writing some fast pop songs and drinking with mates. Actually a bloody good time, well known after the fact. In next to no time Lucas and Gray joined Tom and Chris, making a mess in the loudest living room in Toowong. They had a band, a loose sense of direction and the desire to write some post-punk. Or at least an inebriated version of their combined influences.

Despite the obvious ties to the Brisbane climate, -Dying in the Sun' takes a little more of an existential route than the literal 'dying in the sun" that you go through every summer in lovely Brisbane. The songs touch on some lightly nihilistic tendencies whilst attempting to steer clear of preachy, political manifestos. Although the final track, -Fair Shake', touches on some quasi-political themes, lyrically Hound prefer to tap into ideas that can be connected with on a personable level. -God is Calling', -Something Else', and -Gamekeeper' are good examples of this. A song like -Concrete' on the other hand indulges in a stronger and more positive theme.

The four members got to the point of being happy with the tracks, so they acquired local legend/tone king Sean Cook (Plutonium Studios) who hit record as Hound played around with as many pedals as they could find. What they ended up with are 10 songs that encapsulate a time in their lives that was equally exciting, crushing and dynamic.

Tracklisting:


01  Waste The Day
02  Gamekeeper
03  Something Else
04  God Is Calling
05  Fuck Off Pt 2
06  Mellon Cottage
07  Dying In The Sun
08  Pants On Mouth Shut
09  Concrete
10  Fair Shake




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