Boomkat Product Review:
Glaswegian band Hassle Hound have been active since 2001, and now offer up their latest opus, Born In A Night - an unusual contribution to the folktronica genre that shares a similarly tuneful lo-fi vision to that of Kim Hiorthoy and his recent Drivan band project. The production at first comes across as deceptively rickety, and yet for all its, primitive, woody esthetics, these sounds are stitched together in a neat and orderly electronic fashion. The results range from the breezy, almost Jens Lekman like pop of 'Metroplitan Tower' to the clattering pots-and-pans percussion of 'Hit It And Trip It And Cherub And Sing' and garden shed-styled, sample-driven hodgepodges such as 'Everything Turns' or 'A Gathering Candle'. Good stuff.