Starting as a bedroom project in a tiny flat above the main road in New Cross, south east London, Heavy Heart spent 2016 writing, recording and releasing a new song each month.
With a sound which The Line of Best Fit called “lush alt-rock with tremendous promise”, and Louder Than War praised as “understated and gently realised dream pop”, and with lyrics exploring themes of melancholia, depression, female objectification, mass media, obsessive love, and casual witchcraft, the resulting twelve singles form a kind of collage, a year in the life of a band existing in this strange era, pieced together in real time, as it happened.
In 2017, Heavy Heart collaborated with vinyl-only label I Can & I Will to re-release all twelve tracks as a limited-edition LP entitled Keepsake, which was also distributed in Japan by To’Morrow Records, with lead single Fruitfly going on to pick up UK airplay from Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy and Phil Taggart and appearing on Killing Moon’s New Moons Vol. IX compilation in 2018.
In January 2019, the band will release the first of three new tracks mixed and co-produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Gabe Wax (The War On Drugs, Fleet Foxes, Soccer Mommy).
"Sumptuous - a graceful and rewarding listen" - NME Radar
"Their latest lush alt-rock single expands on the band's tremendous promise for what just might be the major jump-start to big things" - The Line of Best Fit
"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
“A heavenly, mellifluous dreampop collection" - 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
"One of the most addictive songs of 2016, an unassuming and gentle dream-rock anthem, both melodic and atmospheric in equal measure" - Podcart
"A transcendental, mesmerising alt-rock track that will have you wearing out the repeat button" - Adventures In Music
"Reminds us of all of the awesome parts of the 90s, full of airy, dreamy, shoegazey goodness” - The Revue