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Wielding a psychedelic-painted Fender Squier and blessed with a falsetto that could shake Stonehenge, Australian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Harts electrifies pop with both musicianship and showmanship. His second full-length album and stateside debut, Smoke Fire Hope Desire, sits comfortably between the turn-of-the-century production wizardry of The Neptunes and Timbaland and the primal Monterey Jazz Festival fret-burning of ’67 Hendrix.
In 2009, Harts formally came to life as a delicate amalgam of rock, pop, funk, and soul not only written and performed entirely by its architect, but also recorded and mixed by him as well. International audiences quickly embraced this singular vision. He released his first full-length, Daydreamer, in 2014 followed by the Breakthrough EP a year later. Rolling Stone Australia, NME, The Guardian, Herald Sun, Sydney Morning Herald, Vogue Magazine Australia, Faster Louder, Music Feeds, and more unanimously praised Harts, while GQ Australia named him among its 2016 “Men of the Year.”
His music soundtracked both a Rimmel London spot starring supermodel and fashion icon Kate Moss and a national Subaru campaign. The late Prince personally invited Harts to Paisley Park Studios and proclaimed, “He reminds me of how I was at that age.” Beyond performing for “The Purple One,” Harts enchanted audiences around the globe at Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, Pinkpop, Groovin The Moo, and more in addition to touching down in North America for CMJ 2015 and SXSW 2016.
Harts Announces ‘Smoke Fire Hope Desire’ Tour for Feb/March 2017
HARTS today announces his ‘Smoke Fire Hope Desire’ Tour for February/March 2017 – 9 new dates around Australia including select regional towns and his largest headline metro shows to date in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Harts has also just signed a US deal with Razer + Tie ; one of the largest privately owned independent music labels and publishing companies […]
Harts Announces New Album & National Tour
Musical phenomenon Darren Hart, aka Harts, has already had a huge year in 2016. Having released two massive singles in ‘Peculiar’ and ‘Power’, he’s been touring non-stop both locally and internationally, including a barnstorming UK and European tour, and a triumphant return to the hallowed Splendour In The Grass stage last month, playing a spectacular […]
Harts Announces New Single and Tour
The brand new single from Harts, tiled “All Rise (Play It Cool)” is the first single from his forthcoming second album via Marshmallow Pavement Records and Offtime Music, which is due for release in March 2016. The beginning of the new year will see Harts launch the single with three intimate, headlining shows at Howler […]