Musical collaborators Mathew T. Eng (drums, bass, synths) and J. Brian Nicewander (vocals, guitars, keys) are no strangers to the roots of melodic hardcore and punk evident in their songs, having performed in numerous punk, hardcore, and post projects since the early 1990s.
Described as having tapped into the urgency and intensity of prime era innovators like Hüsker Dü, Black Flag, and Fugazi, along with more contemporary indie acts, Han Gan draw on their collective roots to create compositions familiar to the inculcated, but accessible to all who want to hear.
“Han Gan’s “The Time Past” is a stunning mid-tempo Post Hardcore/Punk release.” – MangoWave (Würzburg, Germany)
“… [J]am packed with things to think about, perhaps lines to put on protest signs, and something that could be studied in college courses someday.“ – Prism (Baltimore, MD.)
“This intense post-hardcore group … recaptures the urgency of prime-era Fugazi on their debut release … uniformly excellent.” – RVA Magazine (Richmond, VA.)
“Soul’s Fire Escape” is one song that I keep coming back to …” – (Razorcake, Los Angeles, CA.)