Hard​-​Wired

by Snails

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Bristol's Snails return in exuberant form on their second full-length album, 'Hard-wired'. Over 10 songs that unfold with an origami-like precision and attention to detail, the west country 6-piece expand their lush, outsider-pop template into new sonic and emotional territory, alchemising existential doubt into condensed elegies of often breathtaking beauty. 

    From opener "It doesn't have to be true", Hard-wired envelops the listener in a comforting intimacy of sound and vocal harmony, overflowing with a subtlety of lyricism and generosity of spirit that led Pete Paphides to praise their debut Safe in Silence as "simply the most effortlessly charming set of songs I've heard in a long time."

    But for each rousing melody or affirming chorus on the new record, an emotional flipside is clearly evident in its lyrical themes. Hard-wired is a bittersweet and often troubled meditation on love, intimacy and the limits of human connection. For the band's songwriter Dan Weltman, this grew out of a challenging period of personal doubt, as well as the difficulties of an ongoing long-distance relationship. Writing turned out to be a powerful way to dissect and begin to disentangle these complex emotional knots.

    Dan Weltman: guitar, vocals
    Anna Kissell: vocals
    Holly McIntosh: bass guitar, vocals
    Robin Williams: electric guitar
    Matthew Chaney: keyboards
    Steve Dixon: drums
    Francesca Simmons: violin, viola

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Bristol's Snails return in exuberant form on their second full-length album, 'Hard-wired'. Over 10 songs that unfold with an origami-like precision and attention to detail, the west country 6-piece expand their lush, outsider-pop template into new sonic and emotional territory, alchemising existential doubt into condensed elegies of often breathtaking beauty. 

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released October 9, 2020

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