"A definite British sound to their rock 'n' roll... all killer no filler that demands you sit up and pay attention" - Uber Rock
"A surefire success. Film Noir? This wants to be a Hollywood blockbuster" - Powerplay Magazine
"(Film Noir)... will make them stand out from the rest... Hellbound Hearts have made themselves contenders" - Stencil Magazine
Yorkshire, UK alternative rock band Hellbound Hearts have announced the release of their first full-length studio album ‘Film Noir’.
The new release is preceded by single/lyric video ‘Suffering The Radio’: https://youtu.be/yo_S6m0t5pg
Check out the 2nd single 'The Light We Cannot See': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_EIMCe8RlY
Online zine ‘One Metal’ describes Hellbound Hearts as, “the kind of music that should be played with high octane and fervent amounts of passion”, and with the emergence of their debut album ‘Film Noir’ the Yorkshire alternative rock trio have solidified the promise shown on previous eps in a fashion that simply shouldn’t be ignored if you’re a rock fan.
Produced by Matt Ellis at Axis Studios (Black Spiders, Terrorvision), ‘Film Noir’ is a commanding collection of songs that range from feel-good melodies to dark, sinister hooks, whilst all the time packing in stand out singalong choruses and heavy grooves.
Taking their cue from previous ep releases like ‘The Proximity Effect’, ‘Outside’, and stand-alone single 'Nancy's House', some might be surprised to learn that Hellbound Hearts debut album isn't what the band originally had lined up to release. "It wasn't working", explains lead vocalist and guitarist Danny Lambert, "we'd had some changes and time to reflect, and whilst the songs were good, we strongly wanted to be our own band and not be like a 1000 others flooding the market. So we canned the album, went back to the drawing board and re-grouped, re-composed and wrote a bunch of new songs, much more fitting with our sound."
If there was any doubt the band had taken a risk shelving the original album, those doubts are blown away by the opening blast of lead single 'Suffering The Radio', with the song setting the theme for the whole album; strong, driven, hook embedded songs to the very last note.
"The last great period of British music is a fading memory, replaced with an acceptance and almost macabre celebration of staggering mediocrity, formulaic unit shifters and false celebrity. But there are some who will not accept that all hope is lost. We are the vampires scrambling for the blood...." (Suffering The Radio)
'Film Noir' is truly a classy debut, and with Hellbound Hearts you'll discover a band that are more than the sum of their parts, they a live force to be reckoned with, and as shown countless times on the new album, they make astonishing heavy, catchy and standout music laced with wicked jagged riffs and pop-smart melodies.
Be prepared, it’s time to go dark.
'Film Noir' is released 7th April 2017.
HELLBOUND HEARTS LIVE
4th March - LONDON, Proud Camden
8th April - LEEDS, Key Club (album launch show)
16th April - BOLTON, B-Festival (Alma Inn)
3rd June - KEIGHLEY, The Exchange
23rd June - DUNDEE, Firefly
24th June - EDINBURGH, Bannermans
8th July - WESTCLIFFE ON SEA, The Venue
11th August - LEEDS, Yorkshire Rock And Bike Show
More dates to be announced.
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