Disarmingly young, and such fine songwriters already you'd expect they were onto their third album rather than approaching their first. It is difficult to listen to them, and not come away instantly affected – by the songs themselves, but also their charm, their guile. A busking and YouTube sensation long before they even approached a record company, their videos have now been seen by over 2 million people.
Comprising brothers Harry and Alfie, 20 and 18 respectively, Hudson Taylor take their inspiration from both folk and pop, with a vivacity all their own. The forthcoming Battles EP is a formidable calling card, four songs full of keening melody and a bustling energy that is as infectious as it is memorable. But mostly they sound like what every new band craves to sound like: themselves.
'Battles' is released exclusively through iTunes on 27th August 2012