The Blind Hearts

The Blind Hearts

 London, England, GBR
BandAmericanaRock

The Blind Hearts are a hillbilly rabble of 5 scruffy young guitar pickin, harmony-hollerin, bourbon-swiggin folk-blues-country yokels.

They sing like angels that've just been kicked flying out of the rickety saloon doors of a particularly grubby celestial bar by a tattooed ex-marine called Randy.

Biography

• "My pick...blends folk, country and blues to produce a well aged bourbon!" - Vicki Blight, Absolute Radio
• "Their festival performances have been so well received" - indiebandsblog.com
• "A real gem...a crowd favourite at any live gig across the country" - TheLondonMusicBlog.co.uk
• "Absolutely gorgeous" - ShoutForMusic.com
• "A breath of fresh air" - MusicVita.com

The Blind Hearts move Manchester to the Mississippi.

A hillbilly rabble of 5 scruffy young guitar pickin, harmony-hollerin, bourbon-swiggin folk-blues-country yokels from Manchester, London and Japan. These boys sing like angels who've been kicked flying out of the rickety saloon doors of a particularly grubby celestial bar by a tattooed ex-marine called Randy.

2011 UK shows included Goldcoast Oceanfest (Seasick Steve, Ed Sheeran), Solfest (Cast, The Stranglers), & Limetree Festival (Zero 7, Carleen Anderson). The band also ventured into Europe with a small radio promoted summer tour of Italy.

UK national radio has already picked up on first single (Oh Lord & I) Keep On Losing, which was made pick of the week on Absolute Radio's Sunday Night Music Club show. The track was snapped up for a compilation by Midlands based label Horus Music.

Their distinctive yet accessible sound is a rich gumbo of American country, blues, soul and folk elements with the spicy energy of contemporary British guitar bands - as you'd expect from a group of lads who count JJ Cale, Little Feat, Muddy Waters, BB King, Kasabian, Stevie Wonder, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and The Charlatans amongst their eclectic list of influences.

Singer Andy Gyves' instantly recognisable voice has drawn comparisons with artists as diverse as Richard Ashcroft, PJ Harvey, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Patti Smith, Ian Brown and Jim Morrison. At the heart of the band is his songwriting partnership with Dan Clark, whose guitar playing and harmony vocals, along with Simon Julian's nimble, Motown influenced bass grooves and J Hirano's muscular yet infectiously danceable drumming, form an intrinsic part of the band's unique sound.

UK Festivals Played: City Showcase Festival, Marylebone Summer Festival, Park Sounds Festival, LockStock Festival, Fordham Festival, Limetree Festival, Chalgrove Festival, Surf Relief Festival, Off The Tracks Festival, Oxjam Festival,Shuga Buddha Festival, Bognor Regis Rox Festival, London CallyFest

Lyrics

Standing In The Shackles

Written By: Clark / Gyves

Vulture in the sky
Gazing down with cold and hungry eyes
Circling on the breeze
Now I feel his shadow over me

Only saw the man had tracked me down when it was far too late
Only saw the hired guns when they’d surrounded me

Well they say it never rains, well ain't that the truth
When you’re standing in the shackles looking up at the noose
Gotta demon on my shoulder gotta shake him loose
And pacify my mind

Cos my enemies were coming for me night & day,
And it was all that I could do to keep them at bay
Been running all my life but couldn’t get away
Now I’m running out of time and I’m running out of luck

Stolen alibis
Dreams become a way out for your mind
Love to keep me warm
Borrowed time to keep me from scorn

Discography

Debut 2 EP set "EP1" and "EP2" released on iTunes via Horus Music distribution.