Interview: The Hearts
We’re a bit fucked off at the moment. A bit put out. Yeah, that’s not like us at all is it? We’re usually so chipper. Unbelievably happy and/or amused. But not today. For today, we have been fucked over by a someone that is usually so reliable, and in fact is the one that steps in when everything else fucks up. We are of course talking about lastminute.com. They were real happy to take our money just then. Then they fucked up and confirmed a booking at a place that is, in fact, already fully booked. They then emailed to say that we would receive a full refund, but not for a week or so. Kinda sucks when you wanna book something at the, dunno, last minute. Which is around about now. Not in five fucking days. Maybe we’ll go to Thank science that these merry man that make up The Hearts are around to allow us to wind them up as some sort of karmic revenge towards a universe that has successfully managed to do the same to us. The Hearts were brought to our attention some time ago – between one and two years, to be precise – by The Vestals guitarist and all-round Welsh guy Gethin Pearson, who can also add successful music producer to that ever-growing list of accolades. All hail king Geth. We recall having several meetings with the band and ultimately found ourselves being rather cock-blocked by the proverbial powers that were at the time when it came to having some sort of official relationship with The Hearts. Which in a way is rather similar to our recent experience with lastminute.com. We guess, at least in respect of The Hearts, that we will have to settle for the occasional licensing opp with the New Moons compilation series as was the case with Volume IV and previous Track Of The Day Run Free. And bumping into them at certain summer festivals. And, indeed, chatting as much crap with the band as possible. Given they’ve just unveiled the clip for new single Just Kids, now seems like a good time. Pow.[youtube=https://youtu.be/0GhACviExsY]
Could you introduce yourselves for the hi-brow readership of the Killing Moon blog?
Gimme a T. Gimme a H. Gimme an E. Gimme another H. Gimme an E, again. Gimme an A. GIMME a R. Gimme a T. Gimme a S. WAAZZZITSPELLL?!
Favourite release of the last 12 months, and why?
Susanne Sundfør – Ten Love Songs. Her tracks got that cinematic quality. Pure pop art. Class.
KM: Her track got that quality huh? What else they got? SHOW US WHAT THEY GOT. UH.[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS9xLhn-1vw]
Favourite show of the last 12 months, and why?
Warpaint – Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Talented band – quite a euphoric experience. Oh – They’re sexy, too.
KM: Warpaint Schmorpaint. Riddle us this – if they weren’t sexy, would they be good? Think about it. And before you start thinking we’re sexist; firstly, we’re not, and secondly, what’s wrong with being sexy?[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsV1jD3P48I]
If you could moon anyone, or anything, who or what would it be?
Kim Kardashian, just to feel like we’re getting one back. I wanna see her reaction go viral when our bright white moon’s are beaming down on her. We also want our arse’s to go viral. Bring it.
KM: Looks like she can moon herself, to be fair. We also got a record number of funny looks – more so than usual – upon googling Her Royal Assness, and so we frantically switched our search to “funny mooning” resulting in the below. We don’t wanna look stupid, y’know?
You’re about to be killed. You get to pick one song to hear before your inevitable demise. What’s it gonna be?
Oasis – Champagne Supernova. Kill me now, slowly.
KM: Deep. We quite like that song.[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI-5uv4wryI]
Killing In The Name Of, or Dark Side Of The Moon?
Dark Side Of The Moon.
KM: You suck.
Just Kids is out now. So have a look on iTunes or whatever.
Thanks to Rosie Deane @ Three Six Zero Group