Head over to www.theblackheartorchestra.com
Head over to www.theblackheartorchestra.com
Blackheart are thrilled to announce that they have been nominated in the Best Pop Category at this years Exposure Music Awards. The Ceremony will be held in London on the 30th of March.
Blackheart are excited to announce that they will be joining Graeme Clark of Wet Wet Wet on his acoustic tour of the UK throughout May and June details of venues and ticket links can be found here.
Graeme Clark - As a cornerstone of the record breaking, multi-million selling band Wet Wet Wet, Scottish songwriter Graeme Clark is no stranger to playing sell-out stadium concerts all over the world. More recently though, he's been performing his own stripped back, intimate and acoustic songs to an army of loyal and devoted fans.
Kensington and Chelsea Today - Songs From a Satellite review by James Douglas
I would hope that anyone who’d worked with me would describe me with my anal Filofaxes (yup, that’s plural, all six of them have an individual function and all written using a classic gold Waterman CF from the fifties), as more organised than I look, so I was mortified to turn up too late a few weeks ago to watch the quite fabulously eclectic youthful duo that is psychedelic-folk neo-prog outfit Blackheart support Stackridge, a band equally firmly based in that curiously eccentric British tradition that spawned the Strawbs and the earliest incarnation of Pink Floyd.
I’ll pull no punches and say I love Blackheart, who have enjoyed some commercial exposure on the back of well-received festival gigs over the last couple of years. Regular readers may recall they are graduates of a school which guarantees class by association – there’s never been a duff act at Alex Dixon-Wilson’s Discovery 2. By way of atonement I’ve broken a person rule (one I break with alarming regularity) and I’ve reviewed their latest album, the just-released Songs from a Satellite, and I have to say it is stunningly beautiful, and deceptive in its simplicity-veiled depth. The referencing includes everything that’s great in rock, from the great English folk bands to the all-pervasive influence of The Velvet Underground (particularly in the pivotal Living in the Underworld, which segues into Me The in what is effectively a double track) all washed with the purity of Travis – the ticking in Not Over Yet echoing The Humpty Dumpty Love Song. Third album Songs from a Satellite by Blackheart is the best yet from an already great band.
Marvellous band though Stackridge are, and bless them for the Korgi’s, it would be wrong to limit Blackheart as their natural successors. Blackheart are on the fringe of true greatness that should take their legacy beyond even their famous patrons' glittering career, and it’s to Stackridge’s great credit that the band (singer Chrissy Mostyn and guitarist Richard Pilkington) should be lionised as what would appear to be a regular support act to the sixties’ icons.
Like all truly excellent bands, the albums are wonderful, but to get the full impact of Blackheart you need to see them live, and at least I'd seen them before so I know, and was reminded of the fact on hearing the fabulous Everything You Are on Songs from a Satellite. Well done guys.www.blackheartmusic.co.uk
James Douglas - Kensington and Chelsea Today.
Here is Blackheart's brand new video for 'Any shade of blue' taken from their new album ' Songs from a satellite' we hope that you enjoy!
Blackheart have been awarded 2nd place in the LadyLake NY international independent music awards for their new album 'Songs from a satellite'!
Here is what they had to say "Just an amazing CD start to finish! From the opening track, ‘The Sky And I’, to ‘Everything You Are’, you will delight in the vocals of the stunning Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington. Chrissy shines on ‘Me The’ and the beautiful ‘Any Shade Of Blue’."
Blackheart are excited to announce the release of their brand new single 'Christmas Lights' which will be available to download from iTunes on December 1st. Christmas lights is Blackheart's interpretation of the fantastic 1978 top 10 hit Northern Lights by Renaissance. You can listen to a preview of the song on Soundcloud
The new album is here. Blackheart's new album Songs From a Satellite is available to preorder now on iTunes and Amazon. Officially released on October 28 the 13 track album contains the new single The Sky and I, a totally reinvented and rerecorded version of the Invisible album song by Grammy nominated producer John Ravenhall (Paul McCartney, Elton John, Sting) plus live favorites Everything You Are, Not Over Yet and Hey Pluto.
Hello and welcome to our new webhome, we hope that you enjoy your visit! We have been busy getting things in order for the release of our new record Songs from a satellite which we are really excited for you to hear, we shall be announcing the release date very soon so watch this space!