FIVE HOURS NORTH
House Above The Sun (HATS) are a five piece group from London, England, inspired by the sounds of Americana, Folk Rock, and Blues. Their melodic and poetic songs move from bittersweet balladry to tightly wound guitar based epics, distinguished throughout by inventive guitar motifs and rich male/female harmonies.
They are led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Jim Moreton and comprise Ariel Moreton (vocals and percussion), Jack Neale (bass), Davide Mongirulli (drums) and David Atkinson (lap steel and guitar).
Their debut album 'Five Hours North' was released in late 2017 and featured early live favourites such as 'Tonopah' 'St Augustine's Blues' and the single 'Runaway Devil'. This was followed up in February 2020 with their critically acclaimed 5 track EP 'Time I Got Goin'; a more acoustic-laden collection of songs that experimented with lap steel, trumpet, Hammond organ and strings.
With plans for a UK tour in Spring 2020 dashed by Covid-19, the band spent the following year writing and recording new music, due for release in 2022. They returned to the stage in late 2021, recently playing sold out shows at The Exchange, Bristol and the Book and Record bar, Norwood.
'House Above The Sun deal in beautifully constructed, tightly wound guitar based epics that unfurl like the best of late 70s Television and Patti Smith, with a folk and Americana twist. Smart lyrics complete the picture'-New Roots
'Cracking EP from London band with a bright future. 8/10 '-Americana UK
'Powerful folk-hewn storytelling' - Clash Magazine
'This EP should definitely whet the appetite until a new album is released, and on this form, that album could be an instant classic' - FATEA