A Great Height

by Hiva Oa

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New material from Hiva Oa has been a long time coming. Sometimes, it seems, a period of inactivity is better for a band than one of constant creation. With the release of their forthcoming EP mk2 (part 1), core members Stephen Houlihan and Christine Tubridy 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 fear, loneliness, abandonment and awakening.

On lead single A Great Height the band continue their controlled experimentation by marrying primal, dizzying electronica and a swelling bass hum, with minimal guitar patterns to create a tightly wound, suffocating and intense atmosphere that sets the tone for the EP.

Hiva Oa have become masters of developing atmospheres proving that, for them, a visit to old pastures has worked wonders.

Hiva Oa is: Stephen Houlihan, Christine Tubridy, Matthew Collings and Daithi McNabb

Cover Art:
Matteo Giachetti Photography
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I waited for your special crime
When all your answers start out white
How come one loses, while one shines?
How come? How come?

Then I fall from a great height
From there I fall from a great height

Why am I so naive when the river slows
To account for my failures when they start to show
How come one grows while the others froze?
How come? How come?

From there I fall from a great height
From there I fall from a great height
There was no answer to my fight
How come? How come?

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released June 3, 2016

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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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