* * * * * Second Hand Heart – Trouble * * * * *
Second Hand Heart is an alternative pop band based in Melbourne, with members originating from the coastal wonderland of Lorne and the regional music Mecca of Ballarat. Featuring ethereal, lush vocal harmonies by co-frontwomen Jess and Lily, the band’s sound is a unique blend of blues infused, euphoric pop/rock with songs that unfold through fervent builds, tension and release. Over the last 12 months second hand heart have released a debut EP (2011) followed by a new single (2012) and played shows with Hunting Grounds, The Art of Sleeping, Pluto Jonze, as well as Australian-via-Paris artist Nadeah on the Melbourne leg of her Australian tour.
So here we got Caroline Tran who premiered the French version of the single on Triple J’s New Music show 2012 a couple of weeks ago and the clip was featured on Frankie Magazine’s website last week. Over the past few months ‘Trouble’ has received interest internationally and we have been busy performing around Melbourne & Ballarat playing gigs with Art of Sleeping, Pluto Jonze & Saskwatch and just finished the Victorian leg of Ainslie Wills tourfor her latest single ‘Stop pulling the String’.
We are really excited to release the film clip and have our launch show on September 8th at the Empress Hotel, Melbourne. The film clip was directed by Cesar Rodrigues who directed the Axolotl and Texture Like Sun film clips last year and has just premiered on Tone Deaf’s website but is now live on youtube.
You walk into a secondhand store and it’s rare to think about the stories of the found objects filling the shelves. Each has led a life of its own, where did it come from? Where has it just been? Was it treasured? How did it arrive here? Sometimes you are there for yourself, other times for another, either way you are searching for something… Directed by Cesar Rodrigues from Blank Tape Music (Blue King Brown, Texture Like Sun, Axolotl)and edited by Derry Sheehan. Second Hand Heart’s film clip follows the hunt, the discovery and realising sometimes what you found is not what you are looking for.
Offering new musical gems, this has been a busy year for Melbourne-based Second Hand Heart, supporting the likes of Art of Sleeping, Pluto Jonze, Ainslie Wills, Them Swoops, Saskwatch. 2012 has also seen SHH nominated a finalist for the Petty Thieves (DZ Deathrays) ‘Track to clip’ competition, semi-finalist in the Valleyarm A & R Showcase Series and receiving international blog love and airplay.
On September 8th Second Hand Heart launch their film clip at The Empress Hotel in Melbourne. Joining them to celebrate the release will be folk-pop chanteuse Esther Holt (ex-Snowy Belfast) after finishing a month long residency at the Evelyn Hotel in July and bitter-sweet songstress Lucy Peach who is flying over from Perth after recently supporting Tim Finn. Recorded and mixed at Melbourne’s Face Studios, ‘Trouble’ was flown overseas for mastering at West West Side Music New York, seeking the International finishing school of past clients Sufjan Stevens, Grizzly Bear, and Angus & Julia Stone.
Likened to early Big Scary and Local Natives with their more dynamic tracks lending to Anna Calvi’s rock chic prowess, Second Hand Heart have been applauded by the biz for their musicianship, soulful songwriting and and powerful vocal harmonies. Also appealing to an international audience with an alternate French version of ‘Trouble’ titled ‘Tu me perds’ or ‘You’re losing me’ with premiered on Triple J’s 2012, the single is the first translation from Second Hand Heart that will prove their talent in bilingual music. The story is familiar… Sometimes love is not returned. Sometimes we don’t always know what we are looking for. Sometimes you end up where you started.
Artist – Second Hand Heart
Album – Trouble [ Single ]
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Indie, Indie-pop, Shoegaze [ GOOD STUFF ]
01 – Trouble
YOUTUBE – Second Hand Heart – Trouble
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