Hedfuzy Set To Release New Single ‘Shadows For The Disappeared’ Lyric Video Now Streaming

 

 

Irish progressive hard rock band Hedfuzy have released a brand new lyric video for their track ‘Shadows For The Disappeared’ their first release as a full band. Which is set to be released on all platforms on September 17th. The single is taken from their forthcoming album ‘Waves’.  

Hedfuzy begun in 2013 as a one man project. Mr Pat Byrne handled all the instruments outside drums which until now session players accompanied him with. All the guitar, bass and vocals were handled by the man himself. 

In 2015 he dropped his self titled debut album ‘Hedfuzy’ to critical acclaim. I have listened to the album many times over the years, and considering one man composed it all, a truly fantastic piece of art. Another single ‘The Lost Star’ was released in October 2017 with Keith McCoy as the bands drummer. 

Things went quiet in the camp since then. They played a couple of gigs in Limerick as a full band with Pat handling Vocal/Bass duties and accompanied by Graham Keane on Guitar and Keith Mc Coy on Drums. Since those rare live shows it was looking like maybe the project was slowing down as many of this nature can.

Then the announcements started.  Keith McCoy was confirmed as the bands full time drummer. Followed by the news the rather excellent Jamie Callaghan was the bands new vocalist. PJ O’Connell was then the final addition on Guitar. 

Their first release is now upon us and is it any good? Yes, it most certainly is! It’s a great song! I don’t like saying it’s better than previous releases as this is now a very different animal and unfair to compare. A great evolution of Hedfuzy would be my way of describing this track. I’m very much looking forward to their forthcoming album ‘Waves’ on the strength of this release. Pat like any great musician guarantees great quality control so it’s looking good. Very good for the album! 

They released this statement with the lyric video. 

Here is the Lyric Video for our new single Shadows for the Disappeared. Out on all Digital Platforms Monday the 17th of September.Thanks to Graham Keane for playing Guitar on this.Video by YOD Multimedia. 

 

 

We spoke to the projects founder Mr Pat Byrne as the release draws near of both their single and forthcoming album ‘Waves’. 

BM: Hedfuzy started off as a one man project. Can you tell us how the project started?

PB: I had started to write a bunch of songs around the end of 2013 that seemed to be leaning towards the proggier side of Rock/Metal and I was really enjoying it, so I decided to try to get enough songs together for an album. I spent most of 2014 working on the tracks and trying to get people involved but for various different reasons that idea didn’t work out so I went ahead with it myself with sessions musicians for whatever parts I needed done. It ended up taking a bit longer then I expected but I got got everything together the way I wanted it and the album came out in 2015.

 

BM: Did you compose the new release entirely like you have with previous releases?

PB: Yes. I had about 20 songs to choose from when I really started to get the album together. I usually put all the demos together myself and spend a bit of time seeing what songs work together and what I think works as a Hedfuzy track.

 

BM: Hedfuzy have played live in the past. What brought about the decision to replace yourself on vocals?

PB: I was writing songs for a kind of Classic Rock project that I had also wanted to get off the ground, and I had put a post up on Facebook asking about singers in that style. Someone sent on a video of Jamie singing and I was blown away by it. I checked out some of his other videos and thought he was superb. I sent him a message and we started talking about maybe doing something together. So as I was working on the new album I found that I was going back and checking out his videos and thinking he would sound so much better than me singing these Hedfuzy songs. I was right.

 

BM: Obvious next question, have you plans to take the new Hedfuzy line up to a live setting?

PB: Yes. We have started rehearsing with the new line up with Jamie, myself Keith McCoy on Drums and PJ O Connell on Guitar and it sounds great. I’ve been talking to quite a few bands already about getting some gigs together for maybe the end of this year or start of 2019.

 

BM: What are your hopes for this release?

PB: Well the album is being mixed by Chris Collier at the moment so I think maybe a December release date. We’re looking to get out and play the songs live as much as we can and like every other band try and get as many people as possible to hear it.

 

BM: Will this be a full on release with Vinyl, CD’s available?

PB: Cd’s and Digital release first and I would really like to do Vinyl but not sure of that yet.

 

BM: Great to hear. I’ll most certainly be getting to one of the future planned live shows for absolute sure! I’m also very much looking forward to the album. 

Thanks for taking the time to speak with us today and we hope this really takes off for you!  

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hedfuzy/

Bandcamp: https://hedfuzy1.bandcamp.com/album/hedfuzy

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEESATSdToz0pOJhsrQVnvA/videos

 

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