On 23rd January 2019, Heavy Heart released Bed Bug, the first of three tracks recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Gabe Wax (The War On Drugs, Fleet Foxes, Soccer Mommy): https://soundcloud.com/heavyheartmusic/bedbug
Since its premiere on Clash Magazine, the single has received strong support from blogs - including The Wild Honey Pie, Little Indie Blogs and NME - hitting #1 on the Hype Machine chart in its first week of release, picking up airplay on Radio X, BBC Introducing and NME Radio, and being added to Spotify’s official Fresh Finds and Six Strings playlists. The video for Bed Bug premiered on Earmilk: https://youtu.be/ZBKn8VuCqU0
The band recently supported Another Sky at Rich Mix London, and will release their next single, Dowsabel, on 27th March. Forthcoming live dates include a stripped-down set at Clapton's Lion Coffee + Records on 21st March, and support slots with Big Spring at Camden Assembly on 16th April, and Desert Mountain Tribe at The Victoria on 2nd May.
Rewind to January 2016, to a small flat above the main road in New Cross, south London, and Heavy Heart had just embarked on a project which would see them write, record and release a new song each month of that year. Channelling a sound which The Line of Best Fit praised as “lush alt-rock with tremendous promise”, and with lyrics exploring themes of melancholia, depression, female objectification, mass media, obsessive love, and casual witchcraft, the resulting twelve singles formed a kind of collage, a year in the life of a band, pieced together in real time, as it happened.
With the project gaining momentum, Heavy Heart collaborated with vinyl-only label I Can & I Will, who in March 2017 released all twelve tracks as a limited-edition LP collection entitled Keepsake, which was also distributed in Japan by To’Morrow Records. Lead single Fruitfly went on to pick up UK airplay from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, John Kennedy on Radio X, and Phil Taggart on BBC Radio 1, and also appeared on Killing Moon’s New Moons Vol. IX compilation in 2018.
Recently launching their new single in London to a packed Old Blue Last, the band are becoming well-known for their dynamic and atmospheric performances, with Hidden Herd noting in a live review that “you’re in the presence of a band that can captivate a crowd whilst connecting intimately”.
Heavy Heart is Anna Vincent (lead vocals, guitar), Patrick Fitzroy (guitar, backing vocals), James Vincent (guitar, backing vocals), Craig Brown (drums), and Max Bloom (bass).
"“A shimmering chunk of vast alt-rock” - NME
"Lush alt-rock with tremendous promise" - The Line of Best Fit
"Heavy Heart have a lightness of touch that makes their music entirely enticing" – Clash
"Brilliant, nicely fuzzy 90s influenced guitar pop banger that sits perfectly alongside Wolf Alice, INHEAVEN and co" - Dork
"Think Belly and Throwing Muses...this will get under your skin on first hearing” - Turn Up The Volume
"Understated and gently realised dream pop” - Louder Than War
"A song that positively blossoms... another impressive stride forward" - GoldFlakePaint
"Elegant songwriting...a truly exciting new indie band" - Killing Moon
"They’re not fucking around...does well to stay ahead of the pack" - DIY
“Heavenly, mellifluous dreampop" - Little Indie Blogs
"I’d liken the band to haze pop greats Pains Of Being Pure At Heart with a bit more bite” - Austin Town Hall
“You’re in the presence of a band that can captivate a crowd whilst connecting intimately” - HiddenHerd