Morecambe four-piece The Heartbreaks will release new single ‘Delay, Delay’ on April 30th followed by their eagerly awaited debut album ‘Funtimes’ on May 7th, both released on Nusic Sounds.
The band are also giving fans a free download of album track ‘Winter Gardens’ exclusively through their Facebook page and website to download now – links below:
‘Winter Gardens’ is an ode to their hometown of Morecambe with fast paced jangly guitars and exhilarating, accelerating vocals throughout. Both tracks are undoubtedly signature Heartbreaks.
‘Funtimes’ is a 10 track collection of bright, witty and youthful anthems. It combines ferocious, rattling drums and chiming guitars with Motown hooks that come together with the knowing swagger and melodic lushness of all great life affirming pop.
All of this is enriched by soaring and swooning vocals of bittersweet lyrics about a love of melancholy Morecambe and the trials of everyday life combined with a shimmer that displays a love of Northern Soul 45s and the girl-group soul of The Ronettes and the Shangri-Las.
The sound is as classic as the ideas and musical influences behind it.
The album was produced by Tristan Ivemy (Babyshambles, Frank Turner, The Holloways) with additional production from Joe Cross (Hurts, Sound of Arrows) and the track ‘Remorseful’ by Edwyn Collins and Sebastian Lewsley.
The foursome, from Morecambe, formed in May 2009 after growing up together bonding over shared passions; Motown, bittersweet romance and the English seaside.
Still in their early 20s, it quickly became apparent that they harboured the same dream: to create a band that really meant something to people. And here it begins; with ‘Funtimes’.