Burning Bridges - The Wandering Hearts
Our next LCM featured band The Wandering Hearts have made wonderful progress this year and we are sure that with the release of their debut album in the Spring, they are destined for great things. The band are one of our 'ones to watch in 2018'. They really impressed us recently when they supported Marty Stuart at Cadogan Hall. Now signed to Decca they have been championed by Bob Harris, winning his AMA UK Emerging Artist Award for 2018. Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is a beautiful live version of 'Burning Bridges', the title track of their recently released new EP. Watch out for their great harmonies. The video was recorded recently at one of Bob Harris' excellent 'Under The Apple Tree' Sessions.
The Wandering Hearts are a group from London that came together almost in defiance of the current zeitgest of rhinestone hats and Fender guitar UK country-rock that has jumped onto the proverbial bandwagon in the last two years. The Wandering Hearts demeanour, work ethic and lyrics echo the struggle of a group of musicians who’ve lived the hard pavements of North London.
They have all jobbed it as musicians and the standard is there to be seen, earned through nights of sweat on string, scraping by but smiling alongside the communal friendship that the life brings. They drink at lunchtime, talk of ex partners and the odd Chris Stapleton lyric, and rather than ring contrived it reflects a sense of authenticity to their beautiful harmony laden Alt-Country infused Folk-Americana.
Seeing them live, and how naturally their voices just ‘fit’ together, one would scarcely believe they met almost by chance through mutual friends in a bar one night less than a year ago, and a love of country music lyric put them together one afternoon in the kitsch empty bar room of the Earl Haig Hall in Crouch End for their first rehearsal.