New Music – H. L. Grail

H.L. Grail – Sandman

An accomplished musician now best known as bassist with revered indie quartet Goat Girl, Holly Mullineaux embarks on a new solo project under the moniker of H. L. Grail. Described as ’an honest outpouring of love, pain and disappointment’, debut single Sandman is a sonic reflection of emotions and acceptance that lulls you towards a better state of mind with hypnotic vocals and the subtle overlay of multiple instruments.

The track features special contributions from bandmates Lottie Pendlebury, Reuben Kyriakides and Ellie Rose-Davies on violin, cello and backing vocals, as well as sax by co-producer (with Holly) Euan Hinshelwood and additional vocals from Daisy Goodwin (Token Girl DJs).

Sandman is out today via Spinny Nights’ offshoot Underfoot; watch the accompanying video below and catch pending live dates in Southampton and London if you can.

16.10.22 – Heartbreakers, Southampton (w/ Robbie & Mona/Bingo Fury)
17.11.22 – Bermondsey Social Club, London (w/ Ulrika Spacek)

H. L. Grail

Review by Siobhan
Photo by Maximilian Hetherington

12th October 2022