Six-piece power-pop/rock’n’soul band The Hello Morning began as a stripped-back acoustic dabbling helmed by Steven Clifford and long-time collaborator Matthew John Smith. After teaming up with keyboardist Joe Cope The Hello Morning’s ranks were soon rounded out, with bassist Dave Oxley and drummer Matthew Vance joining the group.
Over the past year, The Hello Morning have entered the studio with a more open-minded approach to composing new material. In a complete departure from preconceived notions of recording, the band drifted toward experimentation to guide each composition on their upcoming set and so it was this controlled chaos that yielded their latest single.
They have consolidated their return with the release of Creases, re-emerging with a palette of colourful, punchy inflections, their new material blossoms well beyond the outfit’s alt-country leanings. The Hello Morning's appreciation for the golden age of folk-laden pop shines brightly through Creases: a soaring journey shaped with lush guitars, sonorous synths and poignant lyricism.
The Hello Morning have always carved their own path, embodying a DIY ethos while aspiring for, and achieving, rich sonic depth in their arrangements.
The band's self-titled album received glowing reviews, including ★★★★ from Rolling Stone. The Hello Morning's live show has attracted a fervent following, who saw them perform multiple sold-out headline shows at Northcote Social Club plus a host of festivals and showcases all around the country.
Armed to the teeth with numbers elegantly robust and organically haunting, carrying the old-guard swoon of acts like The Band or Neil Young and the determined swagger of newer blues statesmen like My Morning Jacket, The Hello Morning live and breathe their craft.