I HEART HIROSHIMA second album The Rip V116
With the latest installment in this trail of construction about to flood the driest of lands I Heart Hiroshima will release their much agitated second album THE RIP on October 2. Swimming against the incessant currents they recorded the album early this year in the long grass of Runcorn with compatriot Mirko Vogel, before sailing to the distant shores of England to mix it all up back of lanes with Andy Gill (Gang of Four) in the much loved Beauchamp Building. First ship out of the dock Shakeytown has drawn the light of recognition and many a sailor will bless their saviour from the rocks.
Jon King from Gang of Four cites I Heart Hiroshima along with Kate Nash, Florence and the Whale and Black Rebel Motorcyle club as "musicians he thinks are hitting the right note now". www.hounslowchronicle.co.uk/west-london-lifestyle
I Heart Hiroshima have also had an amazing past month with a great performances at Big Sound getting great raps from everyone who attended, being selected by Street Press Australia as best current up and coming Australian band and wining a trip to One Movement conference in mid OCT (courtesy of them). They also featured on the covers of all their Australian music magazines early September... Time Off, Drum Media, Inpress, Rip It Up and Drum Media Perth... as well as picking up single of the week on iTunes! They also had great sets at the Brisbane Powerhouse Frankly with Peaches in DJ mode, in Melbourne and Sydney with Shonen Knife and at Brisbane's Sounds of Spring.
I Heart Hiroshima not only spent the first half of this year recording the new album, they also spent a few months based in London and did 40 shows across Europe playing with The Rakes, Maximo Park as well as performances at The Great Escape (where they got to see Gang of Four play a show before getting together with Andy to mix the album), Liverpool Sound City and the Dot to Dot festival among their own headline shows.
The video for the first single SHAKEYTOWN (as made by debut videomaker Paul Rankin) was also released to the online world this week and has already conjured interest from German and US online tv as well as Vietnam festivals. Recently picked up "Indie Clip of the Week" on RAGE. Check it here... SHAKEYTOWN
THE RIP featuring Shakeytown, Got Out, Old Tree, River and more of your favourite shanties...