Hearts will headline at Manchester’s Deaf Institute in November after the release this Friday of their debut EP EP1.

The band, consisting of former Catfish and the Bottlemen drummer Rob Hall and members of The Bongo Club and Bottlecap, are drawing inspiration from noughties indie, Britpop and rock, whilst embracing some of the band members’ Swedish pop influences.

The EP lands after the success of previously released singles Slide, Collie and Make Somebody Run.

The new EP now includes the track It’s Over, which quickly become a live favourite amongst fans, much to the band’s surprise.  The track led the band to comment, “It’s Over is a song we initially thought would be the one that would appeal more to other musicians as opposed to the fans, but when playing it live it has proven to be a fan favourite. Musically it sticks out from the other songs as there’s more air, especially in the verses. It’s a vibe change, but it’s got all the elements of a proper belter.”

Hearts recorded the EP in Gothenburg with production from Fredrik Serholt and mixing/mastering from Pieter Rietkerk in Chapel Recording Studios, Lincolnshire.

“The EP features four songs that all found their foundation in a rehearsal room before being live-recorded” they added, “making sure it would not go unnoticed that this is a product performed by a real band with real people. Once the songs were captured, we let our wonderful producer push the songs as far as he could with a Moog synth, expanding the sound of the band.”

“The concept of the music is just being in a band. When we first started writing and playing the songs for this EP the main goal was to have fun and make music with friends, in an unpretentious setting. What was really inspiring is that we had all known each other for quite a while and had been in bands we all respected but had never been in a room together making music. The excitement of this coming together with people still exists and inspires us now. Also, we quickly realised that we loved the songs too much to just keep it to ourselves and almost immediately started to make plans on recording and getting gigs together.”

When do Hearts headline at Manchester’s Deaf Institute?

Hearts headline at the Deaf Institute Manchester on 3 November 2023.  The Manchester gig is one of four UK dates they are playing:
1 November   –   Sheffield, Corporation
2 November   –   Newcastle, Think Tank
3 November   –   Manchester, Deaf Institute (Lodge)
5 November   –   London, Lexington