V115 I HEART HIROSHIMA back on the country road...
Susie, Matt & Cameron are finally back from their two month long trek across Europe and the UK. After 40 shows across all quarters of the continent they shift perspectives back to homelands.
In conjunction with the release of new single SHAKEYTOWN - prelude to their second album The Rip as mixed by Andy Gill (Gang of Four) while the band was in London - they will drive right back on the tour road with a series of dates across of August.
I Heart Hiroshima spent the past few months plus coming to terms with an expansive Europe... having spent a large portion of their time on continental Europe with The Rakes and Maximo Park, and parading through with a swagger of their own headline shows playing shows in Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands... the band had the crowd falling into their garage of rhythmic intoxication. Then under the warming wings of summer they drifted over the UK for a two series of dates across England, Scotland & Wales that rattled bones and shook psyche's.
At the same time UK radio singles Got Bones/Crime carved its place on britannia radio waves... getting plays on BBC1,2, 6 and more with Jonathon Ross and Steve Lamacq... they also conjured interest from various UK labels...
Witness the band's travelogue as they revealed on the tour blospot - http:/ihearthiroshima.blogspot.com
"Sunday 24/05/09 Dot to Dot Festival @ Various Venues, Nottingham by Chris Reynolds Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I Heart Hiroshima are no less impressive at the same venue. The Aussie 3-piece are a heady mix of Biffy Clyro guitars and Futurehead rhythms. They take their lead from frontwoman-cum-drummer-cum-goading queen Susie Patten who has more charisma than anyone else on stage at the whole festival. The result of all of this is a collection of short, fast paced pop tracks with a complimentary running commentary from Susie throughout. She even takes to teasing (or possibly bullying whichever way you view it) guitarist Cameron Hawes into changing the set, much to the amusement of the packed audience."