High Hazels Exclusive Premiere!


Monday 18th August 2014

Fred Perry Subculture are very pleased to present this exclusive premiere of the video for 'Misbehave' by Sheffield balladeers High Hazels. 

'Misbehave' is due for official release on 15th September and is a glorious, groove-driven indie anthem, with intricate, psychedelic guitar playing alongside soaring, lustrous vocals. With clear influences from The Smiths and The Coral, High Hazels' imminent debut album is highly anticipated, and wil feature 'Misbehave' as the first single. 

The video features the singer James Leesley showing off his amazing voice in a dingy pub on a karaoke machine whilst the rest of the band feature on the screen providing the music. Featuring instrumentals and dancers on screen, despite this stellar performance the pub patrons don't seem to particularly enjoy this rendition, resulting in the landlord pulling James off to end it! 


High Hazels formed in Sheffield and compose of James Leesley (vocals/guitar), Scott Howes (guitar), Paul Barlow (bass guitar) and Anthony Barlow (drums). The Steel City is renowned for producing songwriters of mordant wit and winsome austere. 

Destined to be Sheffield’s next great band, High Hazels awaken a sound left in the rain-logged gutters of Morrissey’s humdrum town. Inherently northern, the young quartet from Handsworth are boys who hoard priceless guitars, but can’t afford the bus fare home, read the Angling Times, and go to their Nan’s for Sunday dinner.

‘Misbehave’ follows the release of their debut single ‘Hearts Are Breaking’ on 7” in 2013, and their debut EP ‘In The Half Light’, which was released in April. Lead singer Leesley said the song is about 'the excitement and nervousness that often comes when pursuing saucy companionship,'. 


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