With their new EP The Noise Of A Firing Gun arriving on June 2 via Nice Swan Records, Portsmouth quartet Hallan is sharing the second teaser of what to expect (after “Unwomanly Face of War”) — an energetic post-punk gem “The Colline Gate”. It features driving drums, pulsing guitars and some electronic elements, refreshing the band’s sound and creating a sense of urgency and momentum.
Elaborating on the new track, inspired by the ancient events, frontman Conor Clements said:
“The sinister and foreboding shadow of ‘The Colline Gate’ remains cast upon the terrifying truth that lurks beneath. Our foray into a more electronic sound comes by way of Ancient Rome’s debauched past times and the Vestal Virgins who met their untimely end beneath this mysterious landmark. The Vestals of Rome embodied both purity and sanctity, tending to the flame of Vesta as untouchable priestesses. Vestals found to break Rome’s strict rules were subject to a live burial beneath The Colline Gate”.
Stream below and pre-order the EP here.