Hesitation Tones (Disquiet Living B​-​Sides)

by Hideous Towns

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Ryan Gowland
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Ryan Gowland Whether this is the final release of Hideous Towns remains to be seen, but besides their incredible debut LP, they have a "Tony Fletcher Walked on Water" moment here on "Hesitation Tones," which shows the depth amd range of the band. "Stranger's Doors" sees the band not only settled into their sound, but willing to expand it. Hoping they get to one day! Favorite track: Stranger's Doors.
Art Fin
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Art Fin They released a very good album in 2016. Unfortunately, their Facebook page says they are on hiatus due to being geographically separated but they have left us with this EP of B-sides. Favorite track: Stranger's Doors.
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Barry Nice to hear 'new' sounds after that promising debut album. such a shame that this band has stopped. Thanks for sharing these B-sides..... Favorite track: Dogma.
Ponder Views 03:01
Dogma 03:04
Mary's House 03:28
Oh Drear 05:38


Five unreleased tracks that have been kicking/laying around in various forms. Tracks 2 thru 5 were recorded during sessions for our debut album in late 2015 and 2016, but for whatever reason didn't make it onto the track listing or even thru the mixing stage. Tracks 2,3 and 4 have been played live many times as far back as 2014, track 5 has never been played before. Track 1 was written during 2016 when the album was taking shape and getting ready for release, but it was finally recorded in stages in 2017. It has been played live only twice, both times in 2017. Therefore we feel it has a connection to the era of Disquiet Living. These tracks form a release to represent the full spectrum of the band, with a focus on softer and less frenetic songs compared to the LP. Considering the current locations and feelings of the band members, Hesitation Tones is perhaps by default a farewell for now, and thus a gift based in gratitude to anyone who has supported us over the last few years and may be interested in hearing some of this musik recorded, or indeed at all. We hope you like it, thank you.


released December 2, 2017

All tracks written by Hideous Towns. Cover art design/layout by Selena Unger.

Stranger's Doors - recorded by Chris "CM Donnie" Donaldson at his home in Braybrook in early 2017, mixed and mastered at home in Parkville by Hideous Towns in late 2017.

Ponder Views, Dogma and Mary's House - recorded by Matthew Hosking at Stirling's flat in Berwick in late 2015, and at Los Bomberos in Northcote in 2016, mixed and mastered at home in Parkville by Hideous Towns in late 2017.

Oh Drear - recorded by Matthew Hosking and Hideous Towns at home in Hawthorn and at Los Bomberos in Northcote in 2016, mixed and mastered at home in Parkville by Hideous Towns in late 2017.

Thank you as always to Matthew Hosking, a true legend, as is CM Donnie for giving up his time, equipment and expertise on several occasions and only accepting a mere sushi lunch for doing so.


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Hideous Towns Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne four-piece who have just released our debut LP due via The Lost And Lonesome Recording Co.

Listen to: Contrast, Parading, Bad Family, Terrible Truths, VHS Dream, Miniatures, Lowtide, Glaciers, BREVE Hollow Everdaze, Superstar and Nite Fields if you have any sense.
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