Very talented singer/songwriter/guitarist and also extremely unique. Mostly you could describe this guy as a rock/blues/alternative but completely raw. Very powerful stuff indeed which strangely draws you in to every note and beat accompanied by some very heavy vocals. Vocally fantastic, Lyrically very good and the music is a combination of heavy/stoner rock blues, absolutely digging this guy big time, You wont be disappointed.
And We Should Die Of That Roar is a one-man musical soirée, instigated and run since 2014 by a 37 years young guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Hardy Hum. Hardy’s music has been described as “incredibly innovative” (Pure M Magazine), “truly unique and powerful” (Res Magazine) with an immediately distinguishable sound that is “drenched in whiskey, aged with smoke and fired with emotion and power” (ibid). And We Should Die Of That Roar is also at this moment nominated for Best International Act 2015 at Pure M Awards.
This, however, is but a dark echo of a more distant past.
Born into a family of musicians in former Yugoslavia in late 70’s, Hardy’s love for music developed early and has ever since remained a natural part of his life. After fleeing the horrors of war in Balkans at the age of 15, decontextualized with contested sense of identity and weighing sense of loss, rootlessness, and alienation as he was trying to adapt to his new life as a refugee and his new home (Sweden), he sought comfort in music. Hardy’s story is as real as the searing heartache he’d learned to live with. Consequently, this is reflected in his music – a music that provides no escape. It is not crowned with a romantic happy-ending. Rather, armed with dark bile and deeply reflexive gaze it explores the badlands of the dark while embracing those more obscure dimensions of being human. This has become a hallmark of Hardy’s music, something he has called “a homemade exposure therapy club for the hurten ones”.
After more than 25 years of writing and playing music and working in various musical constellations Hardy released two albums (2004 and 2010) and toured the Europe with his punkrock band BlockBastards. Eventually, a self-titled debut full-length 17-track studio album (released November 19, 2014) under the And We Should Die Of That Roar flag was born. This album is Hardy´s first all-guitars-stomps-barks-and-howls solo exertion combining post 50’s blues with proto-punk influences and Balkanesque oompah hooks and zingy melodies into a roaring and thumping portraits of visceral dark sentiments and sense woven spells.
FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
And We Should Die Of That Roar to release a 4-track EP titled “Sense Woven Spells”
Norrköping’s alt-rock enigma And We Should Die Of That Roar announce release of a highly anticipated follow-up to 2014’s esteemed debut album which was praised with rave response from independent media and fans alike, earning And We Should Die Of That Roar a status of “the best act in whole region” and a nomination for Best International Act 2015 in Pure M Magazine.
After the recent exclusive preview of the new EP, Res Magazine wrote: “The tone of each track is drenched in whiskey, aged with smoke and fired with emotion and power”.
“The music showcased on Sense Woven Spells works it way deep into your mind and maintains a presence there long after you’re finished listening” (Pure M Magazine 2015)
“… tons of character, passion and atmosphere” (Res Magazine 2015)
“… simply unique… the character it carries is present in one track more than in some band’s entire careers” (Cat On The Wall 2014)
“… the most exciting thing to happen to Norrköping’s music scene in ages” (Kultursidan 2015)
Sense Woven Spells is a 4-track EP, recorded in 2015 at Kapten Studios in Norrköping, Sweden. Recording and mixing engineer: Kenny Lundström. Produced by Hardy Hum and Kenny Lundström. Mastered by Kevin McNoldy at Cphonic Mastering, NC, USA. Artwork by Igor Gruda at Grafotopia, Stockholm, Sweden. All music and lyrics written by Hardy Hum. All instruments played by Hardy Hum except for the double bass on Cool With Despair which was played by Jerker Andersson and recorded at Trailerpark Idlers’ Mobile Studio.