Hangarvain, Roots and Return, Rock, Southern Rock, Volcano Records

Band: Hangarvain
Title: Roots and Return
Genre: Rock - Southern Rock
Label: Volcano Records
Release date: 25 May 2018



1. Roots And Returns

2. Apple Body

3. Love Is Calling Out

4. Give Me An Answer

5. The River

6. I Heard It Through The Grapevine


Sergio Toledo Mosca – Lead Vocals

Alessandro Liccardo – Guitars, Backing Vocals

Francesco Sacco – Bass

Mirkko De Maio – Drums


The Hangarvain are back with the new album, a return in good style, with that magical touch that contradicts them and with lots of blues in their soul. Five new pieces and the Marvin Gaye'  “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” cover, released on 25 may via Volcano Records.
A brilliant 70’s guitar solo opens the title track “Roots And Returns”, a fresh piece, so american in its mood, has a catchy chorus, which makes it very appealing and enjoyable listening, really a good start.
“Apple Body” result more in mood with the older works of the band, southern blues flows in the veins of Alessandro Liccardo and his mates, blues guitar riffs, once again with an eye towards seventy and great as always the Sergio Toldeo Mosca’ voice, very vibrant and deeply felt.
“Love Is Calling Out”, what a brilliant piece to rock it out! Simply and direct as I like, I can image Hangarvain play it live, simply great!
“Give Me An Answer” it’s a song that is different from all the others, a not too successful mix between grunge (in the choir) and rock, almost wants to be a piece to try a change in the sonority that has always distinguished them. On the other hand, to save this piece, there is a powerful guitar.
So cool is “The River”,  in this song there are the Hangarvains that I met and I like so much, this’s the real highlight of this album, such a brilliant piece.
Great also the Marvin Gaye’  “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, great groove, an extraordinary rhythm, an intensely captivating mood and Sergio’s voice more outstanding than ever, really a great omage to Mr.  Gaye.
Welcome back to the talented and energetic Hangarvain that will hits all Europe with brand new album, “Roots and Return” is for all fans of southern rock and beyond!

Valeria Campagnale



Hangarvain - "Heard It Through The Grapevine" (live at Soundinside Basement) Offcial Video