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Hollow Ship | Future Remains

Get down while you get up with the help of these psychedelic Swedes.

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THE PRESS RELEASE: “Presenting the debut album from Gothenburg quintet Hollow Ship, the follow-up to the acclaimed debut 7” We Were Kings from late 2019. Future Remains is a massive introduction from the band, showcasing their unique take on psychedelic rock which sounds like nothing else around, expertly produced by Hollow Ship together with Mattias Glavå (Dungen etc) on the majority of the album and working with Daniel Johansson on opening track Take Off. A lot of new bands take their time in finding their feet; working their way slowly to the sound they want to project, and figuring out what it is they want to say gradually, as they go along. Not this one, though — both sonically and thematically, Future Remains sees them storm out of the gate with a crystal-clear mission statement. Somewhere in the space behind a well-worn eight-track recorder and the polish of present-day production, Hollow Ship have lift off.”

MY TWO CENTS: A lot of psychedelic bands are more concerned with getting high than getting down. Not the groovy Swedes of Hollow Ship. The tracks on their first album Future Remains come at you from both ends of the spectrum, with trippy lyrics and melodies up top and funky backbeats and hip-hop grooves down below. So it doesn’t matter whether you free your mind or   your ass first. The other will follow either way.