What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you..
Harry Heart is no ordinary song-writer. He has lent his skills to three different musical projects which have seen him tour Australia and Europe, release three independent EPs and have his music broadcast on National Radio from the tender age of 14 years old. Heart’s unique brand of moody, insightful alternative rock is a perfect combination of his own personal roots, mixing the introspective melancholy of his English influences with the energy and brazenness of the Aussie music scene. Harry Heart already carries eight years of songwriting experience under his belt, enabling him with a musical maturity beyond his years.
What made you go in to music?
I played piano as a little kid. I was ten years old when I played my first guitar, and I’ve been writing music ever since.
Are you a signed?
You’re set to release your new EP “ First Endorphin” tell us more about it.
The EP is a small collection of some of the songs I’m most proud of writing over the past couple of years. The four tracks are quite bold and energetic.
What was the writing process like?
The songs were written all over the place; one in London, one in Germany, two in Australia. There’s a stylistic common thread between the songs, but that was quite unintentional, a happy accident.
What was the recording process like?
I loved recording these tracks. We tracked the whole thing in our little space in Sydney over about a month, no engineers and producers other than ourselves. We had a generous time frame to work in, and we made the most of it.
Who did you work on the EP with?
I play the instruments on the record, other than drums, played by our drummer Gordo. I don’t really like to have too many cooks in the kitchen when recording. If I can do something myself, then I will. My good friend Vincent Nydam mixed the recordings for us in his set-up in Shanghai.
What message are you trying to get out?
I don’t think there’s a message to these songs, lyrically they’re reflective and personal, but of course you interpret them however you please.
Describe each track in two words.
Apollo – Brazen and intense
Twenty Five – Snappy and British
Blue Phases – Gentle and honest
Ninety Six – Raucous and invigorating
Will we see any music video’s from you soon?
I’m sure you will, but don’t ask me when.
Do you have gigs coming up?
I just finished an acoustic tour last week, and the band starts touring the EP in Australia ext week. There’s a very good chance we’ll be making our way to the UK early next year too,
If so where are you thinking of heading?
We’ve got a handful of shows on Australia’s East Coast in Oct/Nov.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
I started a project with a bunch of artists in Australia not long ago, it’s been put aside while we tour and everything, but I’m hoping we can pick it back up straight afterwards. The songs were interesting, it was a good challenge.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
I’m always interested in working with others. I don’t think indie/alt/rock artists do enough of it. We should learn from the hip-hop community. We can always be reached via facebook
What else do you have planned this year?
We’re playing a showcase at Australian Music Week in November which will be a lot of fun. I’m also holding onto more tracks and deciding whether to bring them out in 2018 or not! More on that later
Do you play any instruments?
I play guitar, keys and drums.
Who are your influences?
Youth Group, The Veils, The Dears, Kings of Leon, The White Stripes, The Arcade Fire, it goes on.
Which TV channel would you like one of your songs to be played on?
I don’t really know
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
It’s never a premeditated thing, I’ll usually just pick up an instrument and something will start taking shape. It’s all about those first hours of starting something new.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I love cycling, reading, the pub, swimming. The simple stuff.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Maybe Bloc Party’s Like Eating Glass
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Never neglect the progress of a baby-step. Thanks Kendrick.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Find your own voice, don’t take the easy route, and make sure you love what you’re doing.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
someone that tells the truth never has to remember what they said. I’m paraphrasing.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Gordon’s Bay, Sydney
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
a nice cafe near the sea
2/ Who do you see first?
My incredibly patient partner
3/What do you eat first?
homemade banana pancakes
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
capo, capo, capo, capo and finally, capo.
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