The Hosts are from Sheffield, South Yorkshire. They consist of Tom Hogg (vocals, guitar), Jim Fisher (keyboards), Jamie Shipley (guitar), David Glover (bass) and Adam Crofts (drums). These five smartly-attired gentlemen had been smouldering away in the musical margins, buffing up the buttons on their suit jackets and waiting in their waistcoats for their moment to shine.
Give Your Love To Her is the second single to be taken from their debut album Softly, Softly. Conceived after a hazy trip to New York (ergo, with no real memory of exactly how it came to be) Give Your Love To Her pays tribute to the old adage, “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone”. Joyfully doomed and recklessly paced, it is a love song with a twist, a bittersweet sentiment and a huge chorus, as befits a band whose wall-of-soundscape has been known to take in Buddy Holly, Phil Spector, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys and Jonathan Fire*Eater.