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Back in February 2014, The Hosts released their début album 'Softly, Softly' representing the missing link between Roy Orbison and Richard Hawley and which waltzed all over the playlists of BBC 6Music and Radio 2. Now, precisely two years later, they have announced the release of the follow-up, entitled 'Moon'. Tidy behaviour, in every sense.

And here is where we find the dark side of the 'Moon': on the lunar surface these be-suited potential suitors are retro a-go-go dreamers, all crooned verses and emotionally emboldened hook-lines, be it with the finger-clicking hullabaloo of 'Moon (Over Montana) or the impeccably sweet-natured '70s soul of 'Smile' - not for nothing have they been described as "the sound of ELO fighting a bear". But The Hosts aren't merely hopelessly devoted to recreating the past.

Indeed, in the true tradition of rock'n'roll's traumatic history peel beneath the layers there lurks a genuinely weird undercurrent to The Hosts. 'Breathless' is possessed by the spectre of Spector rewriting 'Creep', 'One Horse Town Called Love' is a spaghetti-themed howl from the soul of a wild west zero, while 'Know You Well' is imbued with a haunting sense of longing amidst the sumptuous melodies. Little wonder The Hosts are seen as the perennial ghosts in the music machine.

The Hosts have previously spooked the masses playing with the likes of Richard Hawley, The Walkmen, Paul Weller, Suede, Cold War Kids and Cherry Ghost (but of course).

"The Hosts' output is redolent of Roy Orbison crooning mournfully yet manfully over mountain-high rhapsodies worthy of Spector." - The Guardian

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    The Hosts, clamber onto Thelka’s low, sweaty stage all clad in smart, black trousers below black skinny-ties under black waistcoats with large, black collars peeking over the top, all in shiny black, heeled pointy shoes...... I am very pleasantly surprised!! Hell, if you wanted, you could come out onstage in… (cont'd) Matt Whittle from Bristol
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