Hearts and Rockets - Power
14 track album out now
(released August 23, 2019)
Album tour 2019:
Melbourne - 5.30pm Friday August 23 - at Poison City, Fitzroy (all ages instore - free)
Melbourne - Friday September 13 at The Old Bar
Sydney - Friday September 20 at Crowbar w/ Rocket Science
Port Kembla - Saturday September 21 at Servo Food Truck Bar w/ Rocket Science
Brisbane - 1pm Saturday September 28 at Sonic Sherpa (all ages instore - free)
Brisbane - Saturday September 28 at The Bearded Lady w/ Cannon + more TBA
Ballarat - Friday November 1 at The Eastern
Adelaide - Saturday November 2 at The Golden Wattle
+ more TBA
Download the singles:
Drama Club + Feelings + Dance Off
If sharing online please use this Bandcamp link:
MP3 // WAV // Cover Image // Press Photo
Some recent press for Hearts and Rockets:
“Steady and stodgy post punk here to set your watch to.” - Declan Byrne, Triple J
“Kalindy has this sharp snarl that’s packed with attitude and energy…the sort Karen O brought to the table in the early YYYs EPs. It all feels like synth-y post-punk, with an execution that carries built in charm and hooks; I love the bass groove that operates as the track’s backbone.”
- Nathan Lankford, Austin Town Hall
- Nathan Lankford, Austin Town Hall“The underlying anxiousness of the song is directly reflected by the speedy visuals; a narrative of unrest that details the state of mind of a generation. While the gritty bassline and pacing drum-machines appear to be dark, the empowered punk vocals and constant groove offer an illuminating message – a clarity and strength that comes with knowing you’re not alone.”
- Deafen County / Feelings video premiere
“Short and straight to the point, this new offering from DIY punk sweethearts Hearts and Rockets captures the complexity of human emotion in a fun, dark, 99-second long, twangy bass and drum-machine driven ode to anger, happiness, restlessness, thankfulness, and all other kinds of feelings.”
- Firas Massouh, PBS FM
"Bratty 'tude, belligerent bass, synth punk goodness from Hearts and Rockets"
- Mikey Cahill
“a 99 second blast of frantic post-punk and an invigorating taste of what’s to come.”
- James Lynch, Trouble Juice
Melbourne-based, feminist brat-wave band Hearts and Rockets have just released their second long player, Power, on blue 12” vinyl, digitally and via all streaming platforms. Power features their most recent singles, Drama Club and Feelings, as well as an extended version of 2018 hit Dance Off.
The 14 track album Power is anchored by Hearts and Rockets’ unmistakable driving bass lines, buzzing analogue synth and clattering 808 drum machine beats, plus the addition of chorus-drenched guitar. On Power, Kalindy and Kurt reinvent the sound they created in 2017, all mixed and mastered by their career-long collaborator Mikey Young.
Hearts and Rockets have pushed themselves beyond the hazy Heat Wave days, taking the fun and energy of their debut album Dead Beats and adding some serious pop smarts. They’re set to take it on the road for a tour in September 2019 playing Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong and Brisbane, then to Ballarat, Adelaide and Tassie in November.
Power’s effect is in its simplicity: Hearts and Rockets don’t mince words, and they don’t waste time. Their short-sharp and catchy tracks are fun, without being vapid. They’ll make you want to dance, and definitely sing along.
For further info or to arrange an interview, please drop me a line: email@example.com or call +61 423 382 203.
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Some talking points:
- Feelings debuted at #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart
- Power was recorded at home by Hearts and Rockets, and mixed and mastered by Mikey Young
- Kalindy and Kurt / Hearts and Rockets also run Psychic Hysteria, and make all of their own artwork and videos, and take their own press shots
- Hearts and Rockets’ 2017 debut album Dead Beats was album of the week on 3PBS FM’s The Breakfast Spread
- 2018 single Psychic Powers was single of the week in Beat Magazine
- Hearts and Rockets have played with the likes of Screaming Females (USA), Dream Can (China), HEX (NZ), A. Swayze and the Ghosts, Hexdebt, MOD CON, Cry Club, and many more, plus spots at Sydney's King Street Crawl and Melbourne's CHANGES and Bush Festivals.