Clanger interview: HMLTD at Esquires

This Friday 18 October, HMLTD bring their much-anticipated show to Esquires.

The band’s creative output is unparalleled when it comes to new ‘guitar’ bands. With a wide range of influences ranging from glam punk to electro, with 80’s leanings, HMLTD are one of the most exciting and visceral live artists to have broken out of the UK music scene for a very long time.

“We have caught them on a few occasions and their live show is an event in itself,” said Esquires’ Gareth Barber. “DO NOT MISS THIS GIG!”

Support on the night comes from Drug Store Romeos and one of our fave locals Basement Strippers. The Clanger’s Lloyd Lugsden fired some questions at the band ahead of Friday’s show…

Been to Bedford before?
Never, though we’re very excited to visit this beautiful town.
What can we expect from your show?
Its all about the performance, some new songs, and style over substance.
Best gig/venue to date?
Moscow. We did this tiny club called Rabitsa, and we weren’t expecting anyone to turn up. It was rammed.
Describe your sound
Load, metallic, style over substance.
Influences?
The Grateful Dead, Yes, Rush, Saxon.
What does the name stand for?
Happy Meal Ltd. McDonald’s sent a cease and desist.
Your stage shows can be quite elaborate, tell us more
The audience are paying a tenner to see us so they deserve a bit of extra. More than just music.
Any plans for Halloween?
We dress like normal people on halloween.
For more details and to book tickets, check out the Facebook event page.


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