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"20+ shows and five sleepless nights at NMW 2006"

Frontman Marty Zylstra, formerly of British Invasion revivalists Grace Nocturnal, apparently doesn't know the concept of a bad performance. With Sweetheart, his confident swagger was mirrored by the band's tight, spot-on performance, with songs that wouldn't sound out of place on David Bowie's Young Americans. Zylstra and company appealed to label execs in the crowd to clap and dance, and succeeded. Why hasn't anybody signed these guys yet?
- North Shore News


Username (EP) - recorded with Toby Hulse at Echo Sound studios in Vancouver.
"On/Off" the 1st track on the CD and a fan favourite has been featured on Vancouver's 99.3 the Fox regularly and on 91.3 the Zone in Victoria

Map of the Human Heart (LP) - October 14th, 2006
Produced by Toby Hulse



Vancouver, BC, Canada

Do you remember that feeling you got when you were a kid and you fell and scraped your knee? Or that feeling when you wake up in the middle of the night scared for no reason? Or how about when you are at your girlfriend's parent's house for the first time and you are peeing and trying to not make any splashy pee noise? And how 'bout driving home after that first date asking yourself, "Why didn't I try to kiss her?” These are the sounds (and feelings) of Sweetheart.

The boys in Sweetheart have released their first full length, "Map of the Human Heart", a follow-up to their first EP release aptly titled, "Username” after an inside joke that they invented the Internet.

This album has been a long time coming for Sweetheart.† These 4 friends have struggled through a year of life's adversity, calmly, and taken all that pain and triumph into the studio.† The music that is being made on this album is much more of a testament to the strength you need to cope with the everyday and still be able to look yourself in the mirror and laugh.

The buzz is beginning… You will be hooked.

2007 – Highlights:
-Sweetheart’s song “See You On The Weekend” is an official selection on the first Starbucks Entertainment Partner Music CD, “Off The Clock Vol. 1: New Music From Up & Coming Starbucks Artists.”

2006 - Highlights of the year:
- Played with:
Shiny Toy Guns, Lillix, Marianas Trench, Retrograde, Pepper Sands, The Stills, The Trews, The New Meanies, TV Heart Attack, My Project Blue, The Sessions, The Dudes, Superbeing, Veer, Elias, and more…
- Feature rotation of "We are all connected" on 99.3 the Fox & 91.3 the Zone
- top 20 finalists in 99.3 the Fox's "Vancouver Seeds" competition for 2006
- Sweetheart was the only band selected to open for The Trews & The Stills on the entire Molson Canadian "Amped Up" tour (Calgary).

Sounds Like?
Modern Indie, 60’s Pop, 80’s Punk

Martin Zylstra – vocals/guitars
Matt Kittle – drums/keys
Ian Cook – bass/bgv’s
Sammy Stevenson – guitar