From: Vienna, Austria
UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL SHOWS
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Hearts Hearts were formed in Vienna by David Österle, Daniel Hämmerle, Johannes Mandorfer and Peter Paul Aufreiter in 2012. Their debut album “Young” took shape during multiple sessions in a monastery in Upper Austria, where they were able to play together throughout the night and were left to experiment with vintage equipment and racks of effects. With its release in 2015, Young gained lots of attention and positive reviews from Drowned In Sound (“Certainly one of the most arresting debuts in recent years”), Clash, Culture Collide and others. “Welcome to the club of lonely hearts”, Austrian newspaper Falter wrote back then. Even though the album was completely unclubby, the band, in principle out of nowhere, landed in Berlin and signed with the renowned label Tomlab (i.e; Owen Pallett, Patrick Wolf). Also the follow-up album “Goods / Gods” was released there – in cooperation with Anova Music (Lola Marsh, Garden City Movement).
After playing shows all over Europe, including Reeperbahn Festival, The Great Escape and Eurosonic Noorderslag, the band took a conscious step of reflection to revise their musical craft. Their widened approach to disparate musical genres became the key element in the creation of new songs. The band has cracked and evolved their electronic ballads and downbeat pop into something far more sonically expansive and emotionally soulful, driven by higher energy and a growing array of influences.
On their third studio album “Love Club Members” (Parramatta, 2021) Hearts Hearts has undergone an incredible opening. It turned out as eleven luminous love fictions – interwoven with hidden compositions and song fragments – resulting into an exciting hybrid of an album that appears timeless.