Hard Drive

by The Sorry Kisses

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about

The Sorry Kisses are a rock band formed in 2006 around the core duo of singer-songwriter Hayley Hutchinson and Sam Forrest of Nine Black Alps. The project was started as an outlet for a handful of songs from Hayley that didn't fit the acoustic style she is usually known for.

And so they spent the next year recording on a laptop computer in a variety of locations from their base in a spare bedroom in York, England to a haunted mansion in the Hollywood Hills, to a surf shack nestled beneath the Pacific Coast Highway in California.

Whilst recording in America, The Sorry Kisses enlisted the help of a number of guest musicians to flesh out their home-made sound. Micah Calabrese, of Giant Drag, plays drums on three tracks, including 'Think Twice' which also features the noise guitar of David Jones of Nine Black Alps. Other instrumentation on 'Hard Drive' comes in the form of de-tuned banjos, backwards double-tracked vocals, cement mixer guitars, the street sounds of Sunset Boulevard and a shambolic drum machine that forms the backbone of these recordings.

However, the focus of 'Hard Drive' falls on a sound that hints towards the melodic urgency of Teenage Fanclub combined with the vocal expressiveness of the Breeders and the breezy harmonies of The Byrds on tracks such as 'Living A Lie'. Whereas songs like 'In Your Car' and 'Running Out' illustrate a driving power and reckless atmosphere that recalls 'Goo' era Sonic Youth and the desert rock of Queens Of The Stone Age.

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released March 8, 2008

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