I Heart Hiroshima

I Heart Hiroshima


Formed July 2005, the bass-less/shared vocals line-up immediately established a distinctive sound. Shows with Deerhoof, BSS, Erase Errata, Ratatat, Rogers Sisters, Grates, Sekiden, Mess Hall; and two EPs have fashioned them into a winding thread of rock beat craze!


Got it bad... got it good...

I Heart Hiroshima formed in July of 2005 at a house party and reshuffled the lineup at the end of 2005 to become Matthew Somers (guitar/voice) Susie Patten (drums/voice) and Cameron Hawes (guitar/voice). Drawing from a gamut of influences, including Sleater Kinney, TV On The Radio, Leonard Cohen, The Smiths, The Raveonettes, Magnetic Fields, Frank Black, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Walkmen, Slumber Party, The Pharcyde... the 'bass-less' line up of two guitars and drums, along with shared vocal duties from all three members immediately established a pretty distinctive sound. After a variety of local Brisbane shows they picked up guest performances in Brisbane with Deerhoof, Calvin Johnson, Broken Social Scene; and then prior to a spot on a national tour with The Grates in April 2006, they embarked on a their first Australian interstate tour in February 2006 with Sekiden & Spod. They had recorded a bunch of songs with a student friend that Valve Records picked up and released as the 3 Letter Word for Candy EP at the start of the year

Following I Heart's fantastic national tour with The Grates, they quickly headed into a real studio with this lineup for the first time to work with Magoo (and Bryce - Zero Interference) to record a second EP Cut in Colour. Since that time they have embarked on their own headline shows, as well as tours with the likes of Iron On, Sekiden, Jump 2 Light Speed, Further, Baseball, Kevin Blechdom, Macromantics, and more recently The Rogers Sisters, Ratatat, Erase Errata, Tapes n Tapes, The New Pornographers, Regurgitator and The Mess Hall. Coming up in 2007 they will play the Gold Coast BIG DAY OUT and play with PEACHES & HERMS on their tour dates around their BDO tour.

Susie, Matt and Cameron have fashioned themselves into tight bunch overflowing with creative excitement and musical fabrication... a winding thread of rock beat craze!


3 Letter Word for Candy (EP - Valve/MGM Australia only Feb 2006)
Cut in Colour (EP - Valve/MGM Australia only July 2006)

Set List

30 - 50 min sets