Hailing from South London, House Above The Sun (H.A.T.S) play beatnik Americana exploring elements of blues, folk, alt-rock and country. Their debut album 'Five Hours North' was released in October 2017 to much critical acclaim, blending fiery blues-fuelled rock ('Tonopah', 'Runaway Devil') with mellow country-soul ('Footsteps', 'Eagles Dare'). Their sound has been compared to a diverse array of artists such as Wilco, The Kinks, Kurt Vile and Lucinda Williams.
The four-piece group is led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Jim Moreton and Arizona born singer/guitarist Ariel Moreton. Since the release of their self-titled debut EP (2015) they have been developing their distinctive blend of rich male/female harmonies, inventive guitar motifs and dynamic grooves. The band have been performing regularly in and around London with numerous concerts and festival appearances including Merge Festival 2016, London Folk & Roots Festival 2017 and Mint Street Festival 2018.
Following a spell of summer festival dates HATS are now busy producing a follow up EP, due for release in 2019.
'This is a band that can both kick like a mule sonically yet charm your socks off with beautifully entwined dual vocals and a real poetic approach to songwriting'-Del Day, Americana UK
'A slow burning gem'' -Real Gone (2017 top ten Releases list)
'House Above The Sun's songwriting has a rich sense of depth. Folk-hewn artistry with a gilded feel, the band's upcoming album melds Americana to some strikingly personal lyricism' -Clash Magazine
'Retro in places, yet also unmistakably modern, House Above The Sun have taken their myriad of influences and turned them into something special' -FATEA
'A very promising debut from the South London band' -David Cowling, Americana UK
'The lush arrangements, wonderful harmonies and rich melodies strewn throughout the ten tracks mark House Above The Sun out as a band already adept at producing fine roots music' -Glasswerk Magazine
Live Review: 'For such a new band they are implausibly well drilled, their two guitars, bass and drums line up arranged for maximum dynamics. But all this would mean nothing without songs, and luckily HATS have them by the bucket-load' -Subba-Cultcha (Live Review-Fiddler's Elbow, London, 11.10.2017)
'A spacious, beautifully textured example of what Americana is at its best'-American Blues Scene ('St Augustine's Blues Premiere)