One of the best releases of the year to-date (as of February 2012) and it’s free with the beautiful discretion of paying what you want for it, so if you haven’t already, get yourself over to Bandcamp to get yourself a copy of the Heroes Of The Mexican Independence Movement’s debut single, The Singer Inside Us All. We’ve also added the stream below for you to listen to the song for yourself, and you can use the download button to do the necessary business.
The band broke out of the sunshine, seaside and heady club nights of Hull throughout 2010 and they’ve finally gotten around to recording their first single. We’re pretty chuffed with the end result and can’t wait to hear what they produce next in their lo-fi, high intent kind of way of making music.
Released with B-side, The Gift, which is a brilliant retelling of the Velvet Underground track of the same name, it’s a cool departure from the status quo of music at the moment. Under-laid with scraping feedback and nematic (yeah, look it up) drums it’s a great pseudo-cover that reiterates some of the main influencing factors in Heroes of the Mexican Independence Movement’s garage band sound.
A-side single, The Singer Inside Us All, is a track in flux from a slow-down ode to giving things a try to a freaked out, psych reiteration of making a stand, doing something different and challenging yourself to break out a little. Rhythmically relaxed ukulele gives way to the organ fuelled middle section with a good flow that makes the song what it is.
You should definitely download Heroes of the Mexican Independence Movement’s The Singer Inside Us All / The Gift single in the very least; if not for the music then for the cool artwork that has been created for the front cover of the lead single. Hopefully HOTMIM will be back again soon with either a full LP or EP to back up their first impressive output, but as of winter 2014, we haven’t seen anything more from the Hull band. Fingers crossed for 2015.