Hologram Heart Parade
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Hologram Heart Parade

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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"Ones To Watch"

We’re forever on the lookout for new music, but sometimes even we struggle to find every bit of talent out there. That’s why when we received a tip off about our next ‘One To Watch’ during an interview we conducted with LectroLips, we couldn’t help but check them out. Meet ‘Hologram Heart Parade’.

Currently based in Manchester, Hologram Heart Parade are a three-man, two-woman quintet that formed during the turn of this year. They’re fronted by Glaswegian singer-songwriter Pauline Johnston, and their glam disco-pop traits could easily be comparable to the likes of Prince and Roxy Music.

Comprising of the already mentioned Pauline Johnston, Sean O’Meara, Hannah Cotterill, Gary Boast and Adam Lyon, the five-piece regularly host their own club night in Manchester and have already been making waves on a local level, with BBC Introducing Manchester taking a keen interest in the groups debut offering ‘Dirty Heart’.

Offering a laid-back glamtastic affair, Hologram Heart Parade’s debut offering ‘Dirty Heart’ is the perfect dance track this summer, combining a host of groovy hooks with funky backing guitars and a complimenting drum track. Offering our own personal opinion, ‘Dirty Heart’ has an incredibly catchy chorus, enticing you to dance aimlessly around your living room/workplace without a care in the world.

We had a problem with a definite lack of disco-pop in our lives, and ‘Dirty Heart’ has all but surely fixed it – See what we did there? Har-har. Take a listen to the track below and see what you think: - Clixie Music

"An A to Z of New Pop"

H is for Hologram Heart Parade ~ Oh the remissnessness of the situation. I thought i had written about this song already, but turns out I had just penned my thoughts on the deliriously ace debut song, Dirty Heart, from this brillo new synth band. Without You is another amazing tune with a prince-esque vibe, a flirty little guitar riff and a confident, embracing vocal that draws you irrevocably into the track. It's a right bobby dazzler of a song and I can't get enough of it's seductive rhythms. Take me now! - My Fizzy Pop

"Princely Colour on Parade"

Let’s hear it for Hologram Heart Parade’s approach to pop, and in the case of “Colour Of You,” not shying away from turning down the tempo and serving up some heartfelt emotion. It doesn’t have to be of the ‘devastated Adele’ variety all the time, folks (though I love me some of that too).

Look for “Colour Of You” on Hologram Heart Parade’s 6-track EP, out this spring in conjunction with a series of UK shows.


"2011 Non-Poll Winners’ Non-Party"

Best New Song That Arrived Out Of Nowhere:
Hologram Heart Parade: Dirty Heart : Massive earworm song that got played a lot on my Czech holiday.
Foster The People: Call It What You Want
Kimbra: Cameo Lover
- The Project76

"The Hotness"

Hologram Heart Parade is a UK-based quirky quintet, comprised of lead singer, Pauline Johnston, and Sean O’Meara, Hannah Cotterill, Gary Boast, and Adam Lyon. Their sound is all over the map in the best of ways; with Pauline’s vocals reminding me at times of everyone from (a less dark) Siouxsie Sioux to (a more poppy) Kate Bush and everyone in between – definitely quirky and different. I know I’m missing an obvious comparison, but I can’t come up with it for some reason. Anyway… I was a big fan of their country disco first single, Dirty Heart, when it came out last year, but (much like what I said about Blondfire above) I’m an even bigger fan of the downtempo theatrics featured on their EXCELLENT new single, Colour Of You. I have to admit that, like most great things in life, this new song of theirs was an acquired taste that didn’t hit me the minute I heard it. However, repeated listens have had me rewinding and starting over repeatedly since. My taste is for left-of-center pop and Colour Of You is extremely left-of-center and extremely wonderful. How these cats are unsigned is beyond me. Have a listen below. - Fred Hystere

"Music Mondays: Mondays Are For Diving Right In"

Mondays are for diving right in - The Music Slut

"Video Premiere: Turn On The 'Heart' Lights"

Hologram Heart Parade‘s “Dirty Heart” has insinuated itself deep into my cerebral cortex, which has been cueing up the Manchester band’s slinky Prince-like funk often since the single debuted a couple of weeks ago.

Now Hologram Heart Parade has served up a music video for “Dirty Heart” that will likely attach itself to my senses too. It’s not the sort of video you’d typically expect from a group so new to the scene, with only the quintet’s vocalist, Pauline Johnston, seen in the clip, directed by visual artist Elisa Artesero.

“I used some of my ‘Creeping Light’ film work as the backdrop to the video with Pauline as a central, almost sculptural piece, moving slowly as she sings,” explains Artesero. “Pauline performed brilliantly in keeping her movements slow and deliberate. She has a strong on-screen presence which meant that the edit could be kept simple and understated, the focus and interest kept on the ‘Creeping Light’ and Pauline.”

The net effect is an unusual, mesmerizing music video for “Dirty Heart.” The fact that it holds your attention for the song’s 6-minute duration is a testament to this unique collaboration, and a good indication that we shouldn’t expect the same old, same old as Hologram Heart Parade marches forward.

A few days ago, Hologram Heart Parade also posted an acoustic performance of a new song on its way, “Without Me,” which is worth a listen.



Promo Release: Dirty Heart: July 2011



Hologram Heart Parade formed at the turn of 2011, Combining Tom Tom Club's playful vigour and Grace Jones' brooding menace. The two-woman, three-man band led by Glasgow born singer and songwriter Pauline Johnston recall pop's soulful side while tipping their hat to Sparks, Roxy Music, Prince and the The Pointer Sisters.Their first promo released in the Autumn of 2011. 'Dirty Heart' received great praise from international radio and blogs - 'This is one of the most sizzling, vivacious, pop debuts I've heard in a long time.' - MyFizzypop. Much radio support has come from Jim Gellatly and Ruth Barnes at Amazing Radio as well as BBC6's Tom Robinson who described Dirty Heart as "so outrageously funktastic it had us all dancing in the studio"

2012, sees the band finishing off their Debut EP,due to be release in May this year, already building a strong local fanbase with support slots for Casiokids, Ronika, Class Actress in the pipeline.