Lead by singer Heledd Watkins (Marcella and The Forget Me Nots, Emmy The Great and Chloe Howl) and completed by Sam Roberts and Wil Roberts (Mwsog and Wilma Sands), HMS Morris released their first single on Blinc Records in 2014 – I Grind My Teeth / I Dream of the Diner. After two years working between Llanymddyfri, Cardiff and London and developing their style, the band’s heart came to rest in Cardiff by embracing their psychedelic Welsh heritage, with mind-blowing hooky melodies warped by rebellious synth loops and unexpected vocal harmonies. The band’s intimate live performances in festivals such as Sŵn Festival achieve a cheerful atmosphere, delivering from soft and relaxed songs to energetic rhythms to take you on a voyage like no other.
In April 2015 HMS Morris was announced as one of the 12 artist selected for the Horizons project by BBC Cymru Wales for 2015.
“Pulsing and brooding, HMS Morris’ cinematic electro pop is devilishly and deliciously unhinged. For those who like Bjork levels of quirkiness, Melody’s Echo Chamber-like dreamscapes and a woman who rivals Kate Bush for mascara-smeared caterwauling, then anchor this ship of cool to your heart.”
– David Owens, WalesOnline
The Christmas season is certainly now upon us – HMS HMS Morris have released their Christmas single today! Come hear their take on the Festive season, available to download now.
The band have also shot a video for the song. Go to the Stereoboard website (http://www.stereoboard.com/content/view/195296/9) who are showing it in its entirety – an exclusive first showing of the video anywhere!
If you use iTunes the song is available to download now (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/this-mistletoe-is-mine-ring/id1063167384?ls=1&app=itunes), and if not, it’s available from the Blinc shop at http://blincrecords.com/shop, in MP3, FLAC or WAV.
HMS Morris – This Mistletoe Is Mine (Ring-a-ding-a-ding) – out December 4th
This has been a very busy year for Cardiff-based electro psych-poppers HMS Morris – onstage and in the studio. They were selected as one of BBC Wales’ Horizons artists, have toured extensively around Wales and London, and have played in festivals such as Glastonbury Festival, Festival Number 6, Oxjam and Sŵn Festival. Also they’ve been in the studio to record and mix their first album, due out next year.
They will finish 2015 by releasing brand new song This Mistletoe Is Mine (Ring-a-ding-a-ding) as a special Christmas single. Out on Blinc Records on December 4th, it will be available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, and many other digital services.
The song is available to pre-order from iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/this-mistletoe-is-mine-ring/id1063167384?ls=1&app=itunes
The band has also prepared a special promotional video to accompany the song – details of exclusive stream to follow on the Blinc Records website.
A merry Christmas from Blinc Records.
To mark a year to the day since releasing the first HMS Morris on Blinc, there is a special offer now on blincrecords.com
Two coincide with the single release last year, two different designs of HMS Morris t-shirts were printed – designed by local artists Luke Strachan and Rhys Aneurin. For the rest of this week, if you buy either t-shirt from our digital shop on blincrecodrs.com, you will get the CD single for free.
Here’s how you can claim your free CD:
1. Go to blincrecords.com/shop
2. Put your HMS Morris t-shirt, and the CD, in the basket
3. Go to the basket and type the code below into the ‘Apply Coupon’ box
4. Finish the transaction, and the package will be on its way to you
Code if buying the I Grind My Teeth t-shirt:- hms-grinder
(Design by Luke Strachan)
Code if buying the I Dream of the Diner t-shirt:- hms-diner
(Design by Rhys Aneurin)
Thanks – enjoy!
Congratulation to HMS Morris for being selected as one of the Horizons artists for 2015!
We are proud to announce the new HMS Morris website, live today. Here you’ll find the latest information about the band and all relevant links, and stream their music and video. Visit the online shop to buy a CD, download or T-shirt of the band’s work – there’s not many left!
Call back for further news from Blinc and HMS Morris…