Hollow Hand is a very little known band or solo artist, there is a really is not a lot of information about him or them, who ever they are. It’s the fine art of mystique that so many seem to have forgotten about and it is at times mystique that makes us really listen.
All that I know is that this outfit come from London and that is all. Chariot is their first out put, it offers a taster for what might be coming our way from Hollow Hand. Its fair to say that from listening to this you would be forgiven in thinking that they had just walked out of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Drawing on the hazy 3 part harmonies of Crosby, Stills and Nash and the stripped back lyrics that have the earthly feel of Jethro Tull.
There is almost Grenwich Village movement filling the melodies with subtle guitar picking and strumming. There are many layers that really build in the melodies, and its the fine art of subtleties meaning that no parts really sound the same, although there is a flowing feeling happening in the melody. Even the subtle use of pipes feel really well placed and prick my ears. It feels like as if Hollow Hand might pip both Fleet Foxes and Midlake in capturing the hazy feeling without really forcing it.
I look forward to seeing what becomes of Hollow Hand.