Hemmingway was formed by CeCe Hemmings and David Moriaty. They joined forces after meeting at one of CeCe's On the Pulse multimedia events in Chelmsford. Both had a dream of creating an innovative sound, coupled with hooks that create a deep connection with their audience, using elements of drum n bass, dubstep, punk, electro, and pop. Their unique style has been described as, "Siouxsie paying homage to Amy Winehouse over modern, fresh beats".Their debut, self-titled EP was released in September 2016, which includes their debut single, 'Rise Again', released in July 2016, which received tons of support, being played on BBC Introducing, Phoenix FM, Miskin Radio, Colne FM and CCR FM. Last year, they clocked up an impressive 60+ gigs this year, including performances at Cosmic Puffin Festival and Eight Ash Green Festival. They were also invited to record a number of live radio podcasts for Seacroft Sessions, Paul Dupree, Michelle Ward, Chay Appleyard and Loxley's Corner to name a few. Lyrically, they do not shy away from controversy. Their songs range from commenting on domestic violence, immigration, and austerity to name a few. Always socially conscious, they hope to strike a chord in people's hearts, whilst shaking the foundations of every venue they play with their huge sound
INFLUENCES: Skrillex, Rudimental, Disclosure, Nirvana, Muse, The Killers, and Kings of Leon, Siouxie and the Banshees, Blondie.
Above you can read their biography and influences, more information can be found on their website.
New single review:
UK based, electronic/fx guitar duo Hemmingway have been firm favorites of mine for a while now. You can read my previous reviews of their debut single "Rise Again" and debut EP "Hemmingway" below. But first I'm excited to share my review of their latest track, "Fluid-Like Water". Straightaway, the 90s flavoured uptempo beat hooks you in, with a nod to their Goldfrapp influences. CeCe's vocal also evokes the period giving a very cool and effortless performance. It takes me back to a time when the world was introduced to the first dance and EDM tracks with vocals, synths, and amazing beats. I am a huge fan of CeCe's voice; incredible in every style and genre Hemmingway choose to work in, appealing to international audiences. Another brilliantly produced track by this talented duo, " Fluid-Like Water " does not disappoint. Look out world; Hemmingway is about to change yours! Leave your votes and comments and share this talented duo as much as you can. To read about their EP and debut single, Rise Again, keep scrolling down.
After reviewing Rise Again, I decided to review the rest of the EP, starting with the track, "Frontiers".
The intro starts with beautiful sweeping synths, other atmospheric sounds, and electronic dance beats. CeCe's vocal floats over the top with a beautiful high octave which sets the tone for the rest of the song, taking you on a journey through delicate verses into a banging drum and bass chorus. The lyrics of the song hold an incredible deeper message, urging people to unite. Being a performer in the video really helped me connect with this message. Wonderfully sung and produced, this single has it all to become an international hit song. Frontiers deserve to be heard by radio stations, record labels, and other music-related networks.
Next on the track listing is dubstep giant, "This Ain't All About You". Hard-hitting beats coupled with a distorted guitar sound worthy of any self-respecting punk band, it builds up magnificently to a frenzy of beats and sounds. CeCe's vocal hits the spot, each note she chooses sounding marvelous in this track. Diverse and original, I hear many genres within the awesome production. Incredibly vocal, dope beats and distorted punk sounds pack a punch. Another potential for many radio stations, record labels and music lovers all around the world.
The final track on the EP is a nice liquid drum and bass tune, " Blow You Away". Dynamic intro with a haunting piano and building rhythmic electronic beats set the stage for CeCe to enter with her controlled yet powerful vocal. I really like her vocal, she can sing in many styles and has a lot of power as well. This track is another potential for many radio stations, and record labels in various genres. If it were up to me, I would spin this every day; incredible vocals and well-produced dance track.
Overall, you really get your money's worth from the EP. Four equally strong standalone tracks, an impressive first release from Hemmingway.
Debut single review:
UK based, electronic/fx guitar duo Hemmingway, are about to release their debut single " Rise Again". Wow! Great volume, great vocals, an amazing dance tune! This has the potential to be a worldwide hit song! CeCe's pure vocals, especially when she hits those very high octaves... it is like wow! Their live video on their website shows off her incredible vocal power - amazing! I will put the video underneath this review, so you listeners and readers have a better impression of what she can as a singer!
All in all, this duo and their music, whether it is EDM, DUBSTEP or that beautiful live footage they have on their website, they need to be heard around the world, therefore, share this review as much as you can.