Habberdash – Morning After The Madness

Habberdash are a rock band from Sheffield, with latest EP Morning After The Madness being an absolute belter of a release. Truth be told, it’s not often we get sent something that we know we will have on repeat after we’ve reviewed it, but this EP is the exception to the norm.

By Jane Howkins

The music Habberdash make is definitely within the rock category, but there’s a wonderful sense of melody that plays around the riffs. The band obviously have a commercial head to them, but they also seem passionate enough about their own music that they seem to be driven by success, rather than money. The four tracks on this EP all have a similar sound to them, but they all manage to display a different side to Habberdash’s sound. For example, opener Superstar is very alt rock, yet Like A Lover takes it all down a notch, sounding more like You Me At Six at their poppiest, with an 80s style synth effect present as well.

That’s what makes this EP so interesting – there is definitely a definitive Habberdash sound, but they never sound samey. They’re unashamed of their alternative pop-rock sound, and we also loved the anthemic quality of the tracks. Habberdash are going to be massive – catch them now before they’re too big!