- 02 Nov 17
Unless Sigue Sigue Sputnik popped in for a swift half during the ‘80s, I doubt if Mulligan’s of Poolbeg Street has ever been frequented by such extravagantly coiffed and attired young gentleman as HMLTD.
Beloved of UK style bibles, the South London-based outfit are a heady mix of New York Dolls gutter punk, Blitz Kids glamour, goth, psychobilly, Ennio Morricone spaghetti western soundtracks and David Bowie’s best bits. In other words, they’re the anti-Ed Sheeran.
“Blandness is great because it gives you something to kick against,” proffers frontman Henry Spychalski from beneath his trademark military cap. “If no one’s making music or other forms of art that excite you, you have to create it yourself. I’ve nothing in particular against Ed Sheeran but most music nowadays is so… unambitious.”