Saturday 2 January 2016

HUNCK - Never Had A Dream

Article by KevW

NME compared HUNCK to Mazzy Star, which is not a bad name to be mentioned in the same sentence as, and while some of their other material may be more reminiscent of the dreampop pioneers, new single 'Never Had A Dream' is more like the choral indiepop of Champs - again a compliment. Either way, such comparisons may not be expected of a band who formed in Tottenham in 2013, just after the riots. Anger, violence and disillusionment are barely to be found on sparkling single 'Never Had A Dream'.

Lifted from the band's first proper EP which is out at the end of the month (they've previously released a cassette only EP called 'Something Missing'), 'Never Had A Dream' is a new track that will be accompanied by songs the London group have been playing live over the past year or so. It's a song that's musically full of hope and optimism and seems untarnished by the events that engulfed their home a few years ago, although the lyrics do talk of certain bad memories, but these are more to do with lost love and growing old. Despite that, there's still a youthful, wide-eyed wonder to be found here, and that's an asset that will do them no harm in gaining attention, especially if they have more tunes of this standard. Perhaps they can start dreaming after all.

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