‘The Hangers On’ was a conscious attempt by Dan to write a pure power-pop single in the typical Harriets sound, and is a staple of their live set. The song was the band’s first self-produced piece, recorded on a Tascam 32-track console in Dan’s home studio, and was released with a launch event at Jumbo Records. BBC Introducing’s Alan Raw recommended the song to ‘fans of The Stone Roses, Longpigs and Belle and Sebastian.’ The song has also been recorded in a stripped-down acoustic form for the band’s video session with Live in the Hive. You can stream the video on youtube here.
‘Celandine’ dates from 2013 and was originally recorded by Ben in a more lo-fi style, with an inferior bridge and some suspect piano playing. Dan encouraged him to reshape the song and after some boundary-pushing with the Tascam, The Harriets polished ‘Celandine’ up into a pastoral psychedelic ballad influenced by The Zombies’ - Odyssey and Oracle.
Credits: Guitar, Vocals and Drums - Daniel Parker-Smith Bass, Vocals and Keys - Ben Schrodel