Debut Album HERE WE ARE

Our debut album HERE WE ARE is OUT NOW on Delphian Records – buy / stream / watch HERE.

Gramophone Editor’s Choice

Presto Classical Editor’s Choice 

Apple Music 10 Classical Albums of the Month

‘This British group have released a most enticing calling card, advertising the skills of individual musicians and the liveliness and variety of Britain’s composing scene’ – ★★★★ The Times

‘distinctive, witty, arresting songs (…) An imaginative first disc that mirrors our current musical landscape’ –  The Observer (full review here)

‘Hermes are quite an act, boldly entertaining’ – ★★★★★ The Scotsman

‘witty and imaginative (…) joyous and heartbreaking’ – The Guardian (full review here)

‘as delightful an encounter as the ensemble is in real life (…) so many delights on their album, you never know what’s going to happen – it’s great hearing such a variety of composers finding interesting ways of using this ensemble’s unique resources (…) a uniquely engaging ensemble’ – Andrew McGregor, Record Review, BBC Radio 3

‘The Hermes Experiment’s main strength lies in its ability to adapt to the particular needs, demands and peculiarities of each piece contained on this deeply engaging collection: harp, clarinet, soprano and double bass locked in dynamic and synergistic fusion.’ – Gramophone Magazine

‘[HERE WE ARE] will surely be representing Delphian, alongside guitarist Sean Shibe’s Bach set, on many “best of” lists (…) There are many startling things about The Hermes Experiment, beginning with the group’s line-up of soprano voice, clarinet, harp and double bass, which blends so well its singularity ceases to be relevant’ – The Herald (full review here)

‘brilliant album’ Hannah Peel, Night Tracks, BBC Radio 3

‘buzzing with invention and shimmering with colour’Apple Music

Our Swayne video was also selected by Gramophone Magazine as video of the day: