The Weight of Hope – Available now

‘Brilliant debut’

Daily Express

‘A gorgeous slice of pastoral English melancholia’

The Brighton Source

‘A late night listening goldmine 8/10’

The Southern Daily Record

“She made my favourite track of 2016 and when I saw she’s releasing more stuff I was like… Yes!”

Lauren Laverne BBC6 Music

Hayley’s dark and dreamy cinematic lo-fi creations also have one toe tentatively dipped in alt roots. This landscape consists of listening, writing, & playing the necessary instruments to carve out her own musical space.

Studying a music course at Goldsmiths college, London, cemented her belief in the value of intuitive music making.

During this time Hayley’s beautifully sparse, home-recorded demo of “Fierce Love” landed on the doorstep of Independent label, Barracuda recordings, which in turn led to a record deal with the Brighton based label.

She released her debut album ‘THE WEIGHT OF HOPE’ in February 2020 which she co-produced with Martyn Barker.

The album went on to be mixed by John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead) and mastered at Abbey Road studios.  Prior to her debut album she released two Eps  the first being ‘Fierce Love’  quickly followed by ‘Barracuda’.

 

High points in her career so far have included air time on Lauren Laverne’s BBC6 music show, talking about lockdown during 2020 with several tracks aired & a number of her songs successfully synced on popular TV shows in the US including Orange Is The New Black, The Blacklist & Riverdale.

BBC Introducing the South have also shown her a lot of love with her tracks being played regularly & inviting her in for live sessions.

She has played extensively in the UK and toured Ireland with varying versions of her live show.

Hayley has previously worked with Alain Whyte (Morrissey) and with Nick Cave & Warren Ellis singing on the original motion picture soundtrack for Wind River.

STREAMING

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Dernier Baiser 

With a love for the French language & field recordings, Dernier Baiser (The Weight Of Hope) is a drum driven track adorned with birdsong & thunderstorms both of which were captured in Hayley’s garden.  It also features swelling French horns which were imagined as plumes of smoke billowing and weaving through the track as it reaches its peak.

Credits

Video: Philip Clemo
Written by: H. Ross
Drums: M. Barker
Piano: J. Bell
Cello: J. Giddey
French Horns: J. Farey
Guitars / Bass / Melodica / Vocals / Field Recordings: H. Ross
Engineered & Produced by: H. Ross, J. Bell & M. Barker
Mixed by: J. Leckie

Big Black Car

Big Black Car (The Weight Of Hope) is a Bass heavy, cinematic & contemplative song inspired by regular sightings of a hearse going about its melancholy business. The track features samples of manipulated harmonium & emotive French horns.

Credits

Video: Jimi Ashmore
Written by: H. Ross
Drums & Percussion: M. Barker
French Horns: J. Farey
Bass/Harmonium/Monotron/Melodica/Vocals: H. Ross
Produced & Engineered by: H. Ross, J. Bell & M. Barker
Mixed by: J. Leckie

MERCH

The Weight of Hope

Digital album

£8

The Weight of Hope

CD album (signed)

£10

The Weight of Hope

Vinyl album (signed)

£18

The Weight of Hope

CD (signed) & Vinyl (signed)

£24

The Weight of Hope

Black T-Shirt

£13

The Weight of Hope

Tote Bag

£6

LIVE

Hayley’s current line up is a three piece consisting of Martyn Barker on Drums/Percussion & samples with Tim Slade on Bass/Bass Pedals/Moog & Guitar.

On occasion she also invites guest musicians to accompany on strings & piano.

Contact

PR

Sonic PR Website

Sonic PR e-mail

LABEL

Barracuda Records Website

Barracuda Records e-mail

BOOKINGS

Hayley Ross e-mail

MERCH

TM Stores

SOCIALS

HEAR

Spotify

SYNC

For all sync enquiries:
Steve Nice
Nice Management & Consulting
Office – 001 626 345 9794
Cell – 001 626 676 4076
steve@nicemgmt.com
www.nicemgmt.com

Contact

PR

Sonic PR Website

Sonic PR e-mail

LABEL

Barracuda Records Website

Barracuda Records e-mail

BOOKINGS

Hayley Ross e-mail

MERCH

TM Stores

SOCIALS

HEAR

Spotify

SYNC

For all sync enquiries:
Steve Nice
Nice Management & Consulting
Office – 001 626 345 9794
Cell – 001 626 676 4076
steve@nicemgmt.com
www.nicemgmt.com

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