Returning We Hear The Larks’ new album released on mastermind’s birthday
Returning We Hear The Larks, the one-man project from Bristolian native Jak Noble, has today released Far-Stepper/Of Wide Sea, his second full-length amongst a legion of EPs – and it’s an extra special occasion for him, as today also marks his 21st birthday!
I was first blown away by RWHTL in 2011 with the Proud England E.P., an expansive, posty slice of metal with a strong central theme. Jak’s interest in history was already apparent in the project’s name – the title of a famous World War I poem by soldier Isaac Rosenberg – but Proud England expanded on this, and really was a fantastic release all round. I’m a bit of a sucker for a concise, well-constructed EP as it is, but hey.
Speaking on the new record, Mr. Noble said:
Greek mythology is one of my favourite historical pursuits, and Perseus is one of the most interesting of the Greek heroes to me, so the concept definitely rings a bell with me.
Unfortunately for fans, it seems like this is Returning We Hear The Larks’ swansong, as the Bandcamp page for the release states that it will be the last under this banner. I spoke to him earlier and he said:
Jak is also the vocalist for UK trio Fractals, so we can imagine the pressure being shared somewhat in that set-up.
Check out the stream below, and pick it up for whatever you want to pay (even free, if you want!)! It’s also available in an instrumental version, should you so wish.