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Blending heart-wrenchingly eerie sounds that creeps inside your bones, ghostly vocals echo and intertwine around beautiful strings whilst percussion slowly builds around a combination of disjointed beats and haunting vocals loops. The video for the track ‘Badger’ matches the bands mysterious, dream like intricacy.

The press say:

"Eocatively poignant, nostalgic and steeped in melancholia, this debut is a must for fans of moody male / female vocal and acoustic work that’s not afraid to explore the darker side of life. An interesting and unique debut." - Fluid Radio

"This whitewashed chorus is the sound of inner dissonance, nothing really to do with the external world of instruments or processing. This is a place of quiet disorder, of serotonin failure. It is a relief when the mournful cello joins the slight vocals. Rapturous when the sharp cracks of snare drum part the ether and echoes and unbalance." - The Muse in Music

"Male and female vocals dovetail to a basic backing of guitar, bass and cello. From this starting pad, a more sensurround experience of glockenspiel and martial drums are thrown into a scratchily looped mix that swirls and sways its way into being.... Hiva Oa stick to the shadows, erupting into a rolling thunder before coming to a hush once more." - The List

"Falling somewhere across dream pop, drone and shoegaze, new single Badger perfectly exemplifies what they’re all about." - The Tidal Wave of Indifference

"To hear of them is to experience an adventurous, skewed take on poetic art rock with the resulting languorous melancholy inducing a near hypnotic state." - Bluesbunny Music Reviews


released March 9, 2012



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Hiva Oa Belfast, UK

With the release of their forthcoming EP, core members departed Edinburgh, returning to their native Ireland seeking renewed inspiration. Hiva Oa retain the mystery and ambition of their former incarnations, but inject a heavy thrum to their intricate patchwork style, and turn their attentions to themes of loneliness, abandonment and awakening. ... more


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