VIDEO NEWS: Hector Gannet Release Video For New Single ‘Hollow’
Hector Gannet have released a video for their new single Hollow, taken from their forthcoming debut album Big Harcar.
The music video is composed of vintage footage of the mining industry, specially licensed by the North East Film Archive. The footage includes Seaham Colliery, County Durham, which suffered an underground explosion in 1880 resulting in the deaths of upwards of 160 people, including surface workers and rescuers.
“Mining is and was, a culture and an identity for many communities (outside of the north east too of course) which I feel deserves to be celebrated and remembered. I grew up in north east England and it was natural to acknowledge the spiritual presence and physical remnants of coal mining. Very passionate views are still held towards the closure of the pits and what that meant for those who relied on the industry,” says vocalist Aaron Duff.
“I suppose it’s like shipbuilding, fishing, or similar professions. If you speak to people involved in those industries you’ll find that it was more or less a natural progression for them to follow their fathers down the pit, into the yards or out to sea. And when, for whatever reason, those industries begin to decline, then traditions fade and a way of life slowly disappears. This is something I think many people struggle to accept or realise, and one that should be highlighted. Industrial decline takes away more than just jobs; it disturbs the identity of a people and a place.”
Like what you hear? You can stream or purchase Hollow HERE.
Big Harcar is due for release on 30th October 2020 via GUGA Records, available to pre-order HERE.
See Hector Gannet live at one of the following dates:
Thu 12th – NEWCASTLE – Tyne Bank Brewery SOLD OUT
Fri 13th – NEWCASTLE – Tyne Bank Brewery SOLD OUT
Fri 4th – NEWCASTLE – The Cluny (matinee) SOLD OUT
Fri 4th – NEWCASTLE – The Cluny (evening) SOLD OUT
Fri 26th – NEWCASTLE – Boilershop (w/ Lanterns On The Lake)
Sun 4th – NEWCASTLE – Hit The North Festival
Sat 29th – STANHOPE – Northern Kin Festival
Sun 30th – NEWCASTLE – This Is Tomorrow Festival
Fri 2nd – CORBRIDGE – Corbridge Festival 2021 – Tyndale RFC