Friday, 4 March 2016

Feature: Beaty Heart (04/03/16)

South London trio Beaty Heart are back with their latest single 'Flora', which is released today (4th March 2016). The alt-pop trio, Charlie Rotberg, Joshua Mitchell and James Moruzzi, have been featured as one of Annie Mac's New Names of 2016 on Radio 1... They released their debut album 'Mixed Blessings' in 2014, which gained support from the likes of Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy; and last year they went on an extensive worldwide tour with Jungle last year. Over the past 12 months they've been in the studio working on their second album, set for release this summer, April sees them head out on a mini UK tour including a headline London show, and they're also gracing stages at The Great Escape and Bestival... 

General Questions:

1. How old were you when you started getting involved in music and how?
The first song I ever wrote was when I was around eight. It was a Weller influenced 'ska-drone' track called 'Walking Down The Highstreet'. The first of many, many hits. 

2. What is the most inspiring musical performance you've ever seen?
Probably the Clean Bandit advert. 

3. Who have you been listening to lately?
Archie Marshall's new record 'A New Place To Drown' has been on repeat. The purest South East LDN filth. 
Also been listening to the new Oneohtrix Point Never. I keep listening to it again and again, but I'm not even sure if I like or not...? Help. 

3 Qs for Beaty Heart:

1. You've been performing shows in the UK and Europe with Jungle, but where would your dream place to perform be and who would you like to share the stage with?
We've always talked about Japan as being the ultimate gig destination. Just because it's such a special place to visit. Would like to share with like Ratking or some people that are fun to hang out with. 

2. What process did you do through creating your forthcoming single 'Flora'; was it a collective effort or did you did you have specific roles within the band? 
'Flora' was the very last song written and recorded for the album. I wrote it at my Grans house on the same keyboard that 'Walking Down The Highstreet' was written on many many years ago. 

3. Late nights / early mornings?
Late nights, all day. 

'Flora' Review:
'Flora' is a brilliant alternative pop track with tinges of electronica, catchy hooks and riffs scattered throughout, these guys are in line with the likes of Jungle and Adult Jazz. It's a punchy track with chilled energy and smooth vocals. These guys are a band to be listening out for and watching them grow even more, they're showing they can write a mix of fantastic tracks; and that's bound to show in their forthcoming album...

See Beaty Heart Live:
10th April: The Bullingdon, Oxford
12th April: Boileroom, Guildford
13th April: Electrowerkz, London

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