HMLTD will play two live shows in the Theatre in support of their second album The Worm, to be released in April via Lucky Number.
Ever since their emergence in early 2016 HMLTD — avid advocates of the gesamtkunstwerk — have striven to give audiences more. On their wildly ambitious second album, they realise these aims on an epic scale. Created over the course of two years with a cast of 47 musicians — including a gospel choir and a 16-piece string orchestra — The Worm is less a concept album than a fully-fledged musical universe, transcending genre and medium. Set in a disorienting anachronistic version of Medieval England — as steeped in dystopian sci-fi fantasy as it is folklore and Old English mythology — it’s part political polemic, part deeply moving psychological journey.