Andrew Hung is an artist known for his collaborations (Fuck Buttons, Beth Orton), film soundtracks (The Greasy Strangler, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn) and his own music (Realisationship, Devastations). Hung’s third album Deliverance follows the critically-acclaimed Devastations. Deliverance is the aftermath of celestial collisions, where life sparks and shadows roam. His deeply emotive voice is cocooned by whirlpools of soaring electronics, distorted guitars and driving rhythms sounding like the last bastion of hope crying through waves of technicolour noise.
Ahead of his in-store gig here, to celebrate the release of his new solo record Deliverance, Andrew made us a playlist of some of his favourite music. Scroll down to read his thoughts on each track.
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The light before we land - Delgados
Around most music circles The Delgados have always been regarded as underrated and whilst I would agree with that, I’ve never really LOVED them. But then I heard Hate and understood why they’re so brilliant, and this opener is astonishing. It’s so beautiful and comforting, when she sings “let me stay awhile”, it just conjures all the emotions of a thousand perfect Christmases at the same time.
Just like U said it would be - Sinead O’Connor
I’d been listening to a lot of Sinead O’Connor for a while before the sad news of her passing. I’ve been listening to a lot of music from the Celtic regions in preparation for soundtracking a film based in Scotland. I love how raw her voice is; it’s so powerful.
My iron lung - Radiohead
I’ve been listening loads to The Bends recently, I think it’s just suiting my mood. The whole album is just such a joy to listen to; it’s coherent in its angry melancholia. I watched Clueless the other day and Cher describes this kind of music as “complaint rock” lol
Afterparty - Helen Ganya
I love this album, but this track is particularly great; it starts out like a Bjork tune called “I’ve been flirting again” but then breaks into this marching cacophonous declaration. Really powerful.
And so is love - Kate Bush
I think this album is Kate Bush’s most underrated album. And I think it’s up there with Hounds of Love… do I? Yeah why not. It’s a really smooth listen and each song is banging and compelling. It’s an addictive listen. This song feels like a sweaty hot evening, tired from everything in the city.
Wave of Mutilation - Pixies
Another album I’ve been listening to loads recently. I’ve only really just started appreciating the Pixies even though I went on tour with them when they played this album in its entirety. The whole album just makes me feel really cool because it makes me feel like not giving a fuck. I think that’s what I like about his vocals, he’s doing his thing and no one’s gonna stop him.
Just a Girl - No Doubt
I’ve revisited this album again recently. I saw this video of them performing Just a girl on Youtube and she is so intimidating! She is downright scary in her stage persona. And the whole band are incredible musicians too. I wish I’d seen them back during these days, I can only imagine they’d be a tour de force.
Saturn - Ghum
I’ve been listening to this band recently. I think they’re quite young, but they have a very mature sound. I love their energy, it’s kind of dark and mystical and complex.
Animals - Gravenhurst
I’m a big fan of Gravenhurst and it was really sad to hear of his passing. His lyrics were devastating and his music was incredibly precise and deftly. I love the line (it’s not in this song) where he laments “maybe god is desperate too”. In this one he’s imagining his own killer. Very deep and powerful.