The Hangers On

by The Harriets

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‘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.

‘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.

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released July 29, 2017

Vocals/Guitars/Drums - Daniel Parker-Smith
Vocals/Bass/Keys - Ben Schrodel

Produced and mastered by The Harriets

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The Harriets Leeds, UK

The Harriets are Daniel-Parker Smith and Ben Schrodel, Leeds based, high energy power pop band.

​They met at a party in Leeds when they were banging on about Johnny Marr and Paul McCartney respectively, and they’ve not found a good reason to stop since. Both songwriters in search of a band, they formed The Harriets as a means of collaborating on existing tunes and continuing to write more.
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Track Name: The Hangers On
All summertime, Eddie was tired
But a kiss was a kiss, just a kiss
Hardly seems fair, hardly seems kind
But they found each other just in time
Turns out they were only in it for the money

Hanging on, me and you
Hanging on, to conversations
The hangers on, always hanging on

Moving away, I’m sick of this place
You look at me, look at him, look at who
And Thomas at work said, he’d tasted your lipstick
And now you’ve got nothing to say
But I’m reluctantly replying to your phone calls

Hanging on, me and you
Hanging on, to conversations
The hangers on, always hanging on

I had to go home from work today
Nobody came around to stay over

Hanging on, me and you
Hanging on, to conversations
The hangers on, always hanging on

Oh, hanging on
Still hanging on
We’re hanging on
Oh, hanging on
Track Name: Celandine
Come with me
And shut the gate when you’re in
That’s how each day would begin

And we didn’t mind that the school bell’s chime
Was lost in a hiss of cicadas
As we went down to Celandine
Get lost and the grass will create us
An endless day, at any time

Lying down
In the woods, off the books
Promise it’s not how it looks

And we didn’t mind that the school bell’s chime
Was lost in a hiss of cicadas
As we went down to Celandine
Get lost and the grass will create us
An endless day, at any time

Now we are older
We’re not much wiser
You said you loved me
But people get tired

And we didn’t mind that the school bell’s chime
Was lost in a hiss of cicadas
As we went down to Celandine
Get lost and the grass will create us
An endless day, at any time

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