It is with pleasure that we bring you the latest single 'All We Ever Wanted' from Oxford, UK intelli-punk band BLACK HATS. The single is released on 17th February 2020 on all the usual digital platforms and from the Bad News Telephone EP.
It's a look at the "only space" where if you want to run away and don't want to be yourself, eventually you have to settle for it and try to make it right. It's set to a synth and drum filled track with minimal instrumentation at times and then guitar and bass overload at others. It's catchy, it's dark and also uplifting.
Earning an impressive live reputation on the vibrant and competitive Oxford music scene, their debut EP Austerity for the Hoi Polloi (produced by Sam Williams – Plan B, Supergrass), garnered praise online from sites such as Muzu.tv, Stereoboard and Red Hot Velvet and received acclaim in local press such as the Oxford Mail and Ocelot Magazine.
Follow-up singles 'Button Down Shirt' and 'Gang of One' earned equal praise with the band finding commercial success in the US with their single 'No More Smoke...' - the song featured in both Shameless and The Magician on US TV.
Their most recent EP, Bad News Telephone (August 2019), has caused a significant stir in the press and on international radio, with rave reviews across the board.