19 July 2012

The Heartbreaks on tour

The Heartbreaks

The Heartbreaks on tour

This September will see The Heartbreaks release ‘Polly’; the second single to be taken from their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Funtimes’. Coinciding with a series of UK dates, alongside their first hometown show of 2012 in Morecambe, the song stands as testament to the not so distant past when, before the age of social networking, it was easy to lose contact with someone so very close to you, as life got in the way. Not only is it certain to be one of this summer’s ubiquitous festival anthems, it is also an extraordinary piece of bittersweet, heartache pop.
‘Funtimes’ saw the band build on the buzz of early releases to deliver an album that had Dazed declaring every song is capable of being a single’ and Louderthanwar acclaiming ‘a chiming, shimmering pop gem.’ The band kept up the unique connection they have with their dedicated fanbase with a series of impromptu gigs for Record Store Day that saw them stop the traffic in Berwick St and a monthly ‘Funtimes’ club night in Hoxton that played the music that means so much to the band. To cap it all, single ‘Delay, Delay’ topped a Fly magazine poll for the single of the year so far.

Prior to their second jaunt this year around the UK, The Heartbreaks play selected festivals in both the UK and Japan, where ‘Funtimes’ has found fans in the right places leading to a high profile set at Fuji Rock and a special Tokyo show for Burberry. Confirmed dates are as follows with plenty more to come making it a very busy 2012 for The Heartbreaks:


Fri 20th                                        Preston                                       Mad Ferret (DJ Set)
Sat 21st                                        Dumfries                                    Wickerman Festival
Sun 22nd                                     Sheffield                                     Tramlines Festival
Sat 28th                                       Nigata                                         Fuji Rock Festival, Japan
Sun 29th                                      Osaka                                         Meet The World Beat Festival, Japan
Tues 31st                                     Tokyo                                         Burberry In-store, Japan


Thurs 9th                                     Margate                                     The Westcoast
Fri 10th                                        Morecambe                               Smokey O'Connors
Sat 11th                                       Barnsley                                     Shindig Festival
Fri 17th                                        Wigan                                         Indiependence at Wigan Pier
Fri 23rd                                        Cardiff                                        Undertone
Sat 24th                                       Bournemouth                           Sixty Million Dollars


Sat 1st                                          Rochdale                                    Feelgood Festival


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