ASCENDING TRIO THE HUNGER PACT RELEASE SOPHOMORE EP THIS AUTUMN!
Pooling from a wide array of influences and spanning from the angular scuzzy riffery of Soundgarden and Queens of the Stoneage, through to the classic texturing of Santana and BB King, The Hunger Pact are a fresh and exciting take on great British Rock. With solid rhythmic sections, driving guitars, and captivating vocal lines, The Hunger Pact set loose their own brand of alternative rock nationwide this Autumn in the shape of their new EP ‘Cold Woman’, out Monday 28th October.
Formed in Reading, The Hunger Pact are led by talented and multi-instrumentalist Ed Rogers, who sings and plays drums and bass, along with Ed’s brother, Ollie, and best friend, James Pierce, suitably completing the line-up by handling the guitar work. Reared on a diet of Nirvana, Guns N Roses, Santana and Foo Fighters, and brought together by a strong affection for motorbikes, rock ‘n’ roll, whiskey, films, coffee and documentaries, the threesome take their craft seriously and their music is full of raw emotion, poetic stories, uncensored authenticity and emblazoned honesty. The band’s energetic, driven and authentic personalities are exposed in the music with a sense of intuitive musicianship rarely observed in similar bands.
After rigorous rehearsals, The Hunger Pact soon realised that they had the songs, the sound, and the lasting dedication to take their music to great heights. A series of successful shows in Southern plains followed, as the band began to rack up impressive support slots with the likes of Inme and Voodoo Six; the threesome continue their ascent as they embark on a UK tour this August.
To assist with their climb, The Hunger Pact released their debut record ‘The Hunger Pact EP’ in February 2013, which garnered great support from the underground. The three-piece now press on with the national release of their sophomore EP ‘Cold Woman’ and it encapsulates the essence of modesty with genuine songwriting and youthful energy. The EP starts with the title track ‘Cold Woman’ and it’s an engulfing slab of moody alternative rock with a bluesy flair that nods its head to Soundgarden and QOTSA. The driving and up-tempo groove-ridden ‘Alright’ is next up, as it swings back and forth with jack hammer drums and twisting riffs. The record then closes with the fuzzed up pounding beatings of ‘Alone Again’, which also firmly illustrates the band’s true guile and potent songwriting ability.