This Is Head
6 juni, Slaktkyrkan
THIS IS HEAD
This Is Head are back with their new EP titled X. Recorded live in Studio Sickan, Malmö, Sweden. With 10 years since their first release they have embraced the original idea of the band — longer instrumental songs that give them more time to explore the music.
The band have previously released three full length albums to critical acclaim and have won awards including Best Pop Album at Swedish national radio’s ”P3 Guld” and Best Live Artist at the ”Manifest Awards”.
The EP will be released on 12” vinyl and digitally on May 3rd and This Is Head will play select shows around the release. X is the first new music since their self-titled third album was released in 2015.
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