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 in Melbourne, The Foundry in Brisbane, and the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney. The single is a dance-floor, rock ‘n roll and gospel funk infused blend of dirty guitars, funky bass, pounding drums and classic horns – all with an fun and energetic summer-jam attitude.
“I really wanted to write an up-tempo classic rock and roll tune. With whatever we may be going on in life, just a little reminder for us to turn off our minds for a moment and have a good time while we’re here.” Says Harts.
Having finished playing showcases in the US, including Culture Collide in LA and CMJ in New York, Harts has returned to Australia for a performance at the 2015 AIR Independent Music Awards, and will also be performing at The Age Music Victoria Awards. He is featuring in the Peking Duk Stereosonic tour later this year, plus playing shows with The Rubens in November. The end of 2015 will see Harts playing at Falls Music & Arts Festival, NYE On The Hill, and the Queenscliff Music Festival.
Following up the success of lead single ‘Red and Blue’ from debut album ‘Daydreamer’, Harts released his EP, tiled “Breakthrough” in June 2015 and followed with a 26 date Australian and New Zealand tour. The EP quickly gained positive coverage in many music publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine, NME, The Guardian, Herald Sun, Sydney Morning Herald, Vogue Magazine and many more. Both singles from the EP, ‘When A Man’s A Fool’ and ‘Breakthrough’, garnered great support from Triple J and community independent radio.
“Melbourne funk-rock guitar genius and undisputed next big thing Harts took to the Foundry’s stage and validated every single breathless comparison to Jimi Hendrix, disco legend Nile Rodgers and Prince” – Music Feeds @ Bigsound 2015
Already having a had huge 2015, Harts has has rocked stages at festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, Groovin’ The Moo, The Hills Are Alive, Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival and most recently, Bigsound 2015.
The A&R Department and 123 Agency presents:
HARTS – ALL RISE TOUR
THU JAN 14 – HOWLER – MELBOURNE
FRI JAN 15 – THE FOUNDRY – BRISBANE
SAT JAN 16 – OXFORD ART FACTORY – SYDNEY