Hallam London’s songs are post-punk and indie rock. They are music of today, but at the same time they breathe British rock music history from the Beatles to Bowie and Radiohead to the Arctic Monkeys. No single definition is big enough and yet everything is cut from the same cloth, because they all possess a gripping energy and exuberant dynamics. The songs captivate with sharp guitar and bass riffs, crisp staccato beats, edgy new wave vocals – all complemented by flourishing chord progressions and big melodic arcs.
“A dervish, a shaman, someone who lives it up on stage as if he were born for it. Hallam London […] is a phenomenon.” – Beate Baum, DNN, 17 Dec 2022
Hallam lives and works in Dresden. He writes his songs together with Sheffield-based lyricist Ian Badcoe. The upcoming album Be Yourself in 11 Easy Lessons deals with topics such as identity, gender, mental health, modern urban life and their shared love of science fiction – profound themes, sonorous language, spiced with witty humour. The sound Hallam was seeking for his music has been brilliantly realised by producer Dave Sanderson (65daysofstatic, Reverend and the Makers), who also works in Sheffield.