Heavy Hearts (band)

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Heavy Hearts
OriginNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
GenresAlternative rock, punk, post-hardcore
Years active2013 (2013)–present
WebsiteOfficial website
Members
  • Justin Glatt
  • Jamie Gorman
  • Riley Jensen
  • Joey Demers

Heavy Hearts is a Canadian alternative rock band from Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, formed in 2013[1]. The band has released three EPs and one studio album. Their sophomore album Room With a View will be released on June 5, 2020.

History[edit]

The four band members came together in 2013 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. Vocalist and guitarist Justin Glatt has commented on how growing up in the small town inspired some of their earlier music.[2]

Heavy Hearts self-released their debut EP Jacoba in 2013.[3] In 2015, they released their second EP entitled Somewhere, A While Ago.[4] They signed to the label New Damage Records to release their third EP in March 2016, and in July 2016 Heavy Hearts released their first full-length album Bliss, released under New Damage Records.[5]

Heavy Hearts' sound is influenced by early 2000s emo punk as well as 90s alternative rock.[5] The band has been described as "an emotional mixture of screams and singing"[6] as well as "Taking Back Sunday all grown up and self-aware."[7] They have also been compared to bands like Balance and Composure, Citizen and Turnover with their "unique and intense sound full of effects-laden guitars and emotive vocals."[8]

They have played many shows with other Canadian alternative bands including Seaway, Coldfront, Rarity, Life in Vacuum, and Sparrows.[5] In 2016, they accompanied Seaway on their Canadian Tour along with Coldfront and Rarity.[9] In 2017, the band began their longest tour in the United States with American based bands Fossil Youth and Sleep In.[10]

Heavy Hearts released their On A Chain EP on October 27, 2017 under New Damage Records and Failure by Design Records. It has been described as a confirmation "that they have grown musically and made a huge leap forward in the short sixteen months between releases."[11] Following that release, the band embarked on a UK/EU tour with Lightcliffe.

In 2018, the band began work on their second full-length album. The first single, "Cut Too Deep", was released on September 12, 2018. In late 2019, the band parted ways with their previous label ahead of the second single, "Vexed".

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Album Details
Bliss
  • Released June 24, 2016[12]
  • Label: New Damage Records
  • Format: CD, DL, LP
Room With a View
  • Will be released June 5, 2020
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: DL, LP

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album Details
Jacoba
  • Released October 8, 2013[3]
  • Label: Self Released
  • Format: CD, DL
Somewhere, A While Ago
  • Released February 3, 2015[4]
  • Label: Self Released
  • Format: DL, 7" Vinyl
Self Titled (Trustfall)
  • Released March 4, 2016[13]
  • Label: New Damage Records
  • Format: DL, CD
On A Chain

Singles[edit]

List of singles
Title Year Album
Bliss (Single)[15] April 2016 Bliss
Gloom[16] May 2016 Bliss
Basement Jesus[17] June 2016 Bliss
Unravel (Your Love)[18] July 2017 On A Chain
Easy Mark[19] August 2017 On A Chain
Cut Too Deep[20] September 2018 Room With a View
Vexed[21] January 2020 Room With a View
Safe Bet[22] March 2020 Room With a View
Out of Reach[23] May 2020 Room With a View

Members[edit]

Current
  • Justin Glatt - lead vocals, guitar[24]
  • Jamie Gorman - bass guitar[24]
  • Riley Jensen - lead guitar[24]
  • Joey Demers - drums, percussion, backing vocals[24]

Past Members

  • JJ Sorensen - Drums
  • Davis Maxwell - Drums, Percussion
  • Connor Greenway - Drums, Percussion
  • Shaun O'Melia - Guitar

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Yan, Byron. "Niagara Alt-Rock Outfit Heavy Hearts Find "Bliss" and a Lot of Noise for Their New Track". Noisey. Vice. Retrieved Oct 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Flesh & Bone Vol. 26". issuu. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  3. ^ a b "Jacoba, by Heavy Hearts". Heavy Hearts. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  4. ^ a b "Somewhere, A While Ago, by Heavy Hearts". Heavy Hearts. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  5. ^ a b c "Heavy Hearts | New Damage Records". New Damage Records. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  6. ^ "Be 'Bliss'-fully Walloped by Heavy Hearts' New Album - Noisey". Noisey. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  7. ^ Hartling, B. (2016-03-19). "Review – Heavy Hearts". Canadian Beats. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  8. ^ "Video Premiere: Heavy Hearts - "Unravel (Your Love)"". New Noise Magazine. 2017-07-21. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  9. ^ Thompson, Tara (2016-07-15). "Interview – Seaway". Canadian Beats. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  10. ^ Titus, Christa. "Heavy Hearts Share New Song 'Easy Mark': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved Oct 18, 2017.
  11. ^ Bowyer, Dan (Oct 10, 2017). "Heavy Hearts - On a Chain". Spinning Thoughts. Retrieved Oct 18, 2017.
  12. ^ "Bliss by Heavy Hearts on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  13. ^ "Trustfall, by Heavy Hearts". Heavy Hearts. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  14. ^ "On A Chain, by Heavy Hearts". Heavy Hearts. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  15. ^ "Bliss - Single by Heavy Hearts on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  16. ^ "Gloom - Single by Heavy Hearts on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  17. ^ "Basement Jesus - Single by Heavy Hearts on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  18. ^ "Unravel (Your Love) - Single by Heavy Hearts on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  19. ^ "Easy Mark - Single by Heavy Hearts on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  20. ^ "Cut Too Deep - Single by Heavy Hearts on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  21. ^ "Vexed - Single by Heavy Hearts". Apple Music. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  22. ^ "Safe Bet - Single by Heavy Hearts". Apple Music. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  23. ^ "Out of Reach - Single by Heavy Hearts". Apple Music. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  24. ^ a b c d "Heavy Hearts - About | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2017-02-11.

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