New material from Hiva Oa has been a long time coming. Sometimes, it seems, a period of inactivity is better for a band than one of constant creation. With the release of their EP “mk2 (part 1)”, core members Stephen Houlihan and Christine Tubridy departed Edinburgh, returning to their native Ireland seeking renewed inspiration. Hiva Oa retain the mystery and ambition of their former incarnations, but inject a heavy thrum to their intricate patchwork style, and turn their attentions to themes of fear, loneliness, abandonment and awakening.
Hiva Oa have become masters of developing atmospheres proving that, for them, a visit to old pastures has worked wonders.
Hiva Oa is: Stephen Houlihan, Christine Tubridy, Matthew Collings and Daithi McNabb.