“The Marvellous Hearts sound like what happens when you give crate-digging music fanatics instruments and tell them to go make a record. There’s snippets of every record they’ve ever heard swirling around in their sound. One minute you hear The Beatles, then it’s Bob Dylan on rotation, followed by a noisy workout that would shake the walls of the garage they might have been in at the time. Hell, then I hear a fragment that reminds me of one particular Paul Kelly song, and another faint echo that had me thinking Goanna. And yet out of this melting pot comes something distinct and un-pigeonholeable. And did I mention that they ooze attitude? I like them. Chances are you will too.” Stuart Coupe

The Lovesic Ramblin Blues 

Review by Nkechi AneleNkechi Anele 02 Mar 2019 Triple J
Sweet, sweet grit that locks from the beginning. I feel like I am sitting in a neon sign filled dive bar on the side of a freeway somewhere.

Elctroblues AF love the guitar flourishes and those slick vocals bringing everything together – rad.

Review by Nkechi AneleNkechi Anele   tripleJ    10 Jan 2019
Babble On
This is like a sonic time machine that can
take you way back to a simpler time, filled
with awe and wonder.

4 Stars On Triple J

The Lovesic Ramblin Blues

The Marvellous Hearts

Review by Nkechi Anele

Nkechi Anele

02 Mar 2019Triple J

Sweet, sweet grit that locks from the beginning. I feel like I am sitting in a neon sign filled dive bar on the side of a freeway somewhere.
Elctroblues AF love the guitar flourishes and those slick vocals bringing everything together – rad.

Limited Edition EP

Limited Edition Self Titled EPS have arrived for purchase on our single launch? nights. The Give Love Single Launch Dance ? Party is coming to a venue near you. The Single Give Love is also available on Spotify & Itunes

L

Read More News

“This is like a sonic time machine that can take you way back to a simpler time, filled with awe and wonder.” Nkechi Anele, Roots ‘N’ All, Triple J

“The Marvellous Hearts sound like what happens when you give crate-digging music fanatics instruments and tell them to go make a record. There’s snippets of every record they’ve ever heard swirling around in their sound. One minute you hear The Beatles, then it’s Bob Dylan on rotation, followed by a noisy workout that would shake the walls of the garage they might have been in at the time. Hell, then I hear a fragment that reminds me of one particular Paul Kelly song, and another faint echo that had me thinking Goanna. And yet out of this melting pot comes something distinct and un-pigeonholeable. And did I mention that they ooze attitude? I like them. Chances are you will too.” Stuart Coupe

When Captain Bluetongue of Sydney duo the Blues Preachers embarked on his new project it was a case of following his heart. The seasoned musician, who has performed at festivals all over Australia, including Byron Bay Bluesfest, the Woodford Folk Festival, the Blue Mountains Music Festival and the Gympie Muster, wrote a bunch of songs that felt like they needed a new home and so the Marvellous Hearts were born.

The first track he wrote was Give Love, the lead single of their debut self-titled EP, and the uplifting song reflects the band’s philosophy. Fifty years after John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their bed-in, asking the world to give peace a chance, it’s a message that’s needed more than ever. “The only thing you can do is fight hate with love,” says the Captain. “Realise we’re all different and that’s what makes the world a special place.”

At first he thought he’d hire a few musicians to record the tracks and that would be it, but the more people heard about the project, the more they wanted to get on board. Now his ragtag crew includes George Rigatos on lead guitar, Hutch on drums, Wayne (Killer) Kellett on bass, Katherine Vavahea on backing vocals plus special guests on keys. Not only do they represent a broad age range, they also come from wildly varying styles, including blues, punk, rock, jazz, pop and reggae.

If the Blues Preachers evoked classic blues of the 1930s and ’40s, then the Marvellous Hearts take their influences from the ’60s and ’70s. They’ve been compared to the Beatles and Bob Dylan by none other than music icon Stuart Coupe, with their tracks being spun on 2ser.

It’s a sentiment that’s reflected not only in their music but their message. Give Love is backed up by songs including Impatient World, an anti-hymn to greed, Lovesick Rambling Blues, which pokes a stick at the addictiveness of new love, and Babble On, a hypnotic calypso-vibed serenade that points out the dangers of social and mass media.

Another track in their live kit bag is Polly Wants a Cracker, which takes a dig at politicians. “Basically politicians feather their own nest,” says the Captain. “It’s a shame that someone like the New Zealand Prime Minister is rare. Jacinda Ardern seems like a great leader. How come there’s only one person in the world that everyone’s saying, oh, she’d be good, I wish we had a PM like that?”

The diversity of their sound comes from the diversity of their influences, and it’s also meant that the harmonica stalwart has had to strap on a guitar. “I’ve always had a guitar hanging around,” says the Captain, who also runs the Bluetongue Harmonica School, “but like most harmonica players I was too lazy to do the hard yards. Now I’m in a situation where I’m writing all the songs and I’m playing guitar on everything and I’m really enjoying the process.”

The songs were recorded at Studio 57 with producer Marc Scully. And now the band are looking forward to taking them to stages across Australia or wherever the road leads. While he might have goals and ambitions, the Captain is happy to let the project unfold organically – because that’s what’s been working so far.

“It’s like what John Lennon said. ‘Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.’ You can have your ambitions but it’s more than likely going to be different from what you had in mind, and if you’re on the right side of the fence, it should be positively different. I’m just happy to get the songs out there for people to listen to and hopefully put a good message out.”

Sally Browne, former journalist for The Courier-Mail

marvelloushearts.com

For more information, interviews and promotional opportunities contact: Jules Delemare, Wild Heart Publicity, 0407 861 319, jules@wildheartpublicity.com

 

For bookings media or any other information, fee free to get in touch!

For Bookings, please contact

Earl : Email- bookings@marvelloushearts.com 

For interviews and promotional opportunities please contact:

Craig  0403493378

Email- craig@marvelloushearts.com