Music

1st February 2020

Gig Preview – HMLTD @ Arts Club

London five-piece HMLTD bring their flamboyant post-punk and glam rock-inspired circus to Liverpool Arts Club on Thursday 13th of February.

Following a steady stream of singles, and support slots with the likes of Shame, the band head out on their biggest headline tour to date. It comes following the announcement of their long-anticipated album ‘West Of Eden’, set to be released on the 7th of February 2020.

Formally known as Happy Meal Limited, HMLTD bring opulence both sonically and visually with their more recent material discussing subjects such as modern ideas of masculinity, and the current political climate. Speaking on opening track ‘The West Is Dead’,  frontman Henry Spychalski explains:

This is not dystopia, but a mirror up to late capitalism; where we are and where we’re headed. Sick dolphins lap at the tide, the insects have all dropped from the skies and the global economy enters free fall. Ecological catastrophe guaranteed. The West is dead. Atomised, alienated and apathetic.

Video Credit: HMLTD Vevo

HMLTD are the death-drive disco, throwing a hedonistic live show which counteracts the darker subjects of their lyricism. Full tour dates for the UK and Ireland tour are shown below.

February Tour Dates

Feb 10th | London, UK @ Rough Trade East

Feb 13th | Liverpool, UK @ Arts Club

Feb 14th | Glasgow, UK @ Nice N Sleazy

Feb 15th | Edinburgh, UK @ Opium

Feb 16th | Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge

Feb 18th | Dublin, IE @ The Sound House

Feb 19th | Manchester, UK @ YES 

Feb 20th | London, UK @ Lafayette

Feb 21st | Bristol, UK @ The Exchange

Ticket and Album Information

Tickets are available here.
Pre-order the album here.

Featured Image Credit: Sarah Piantadosi