Stubborn Heart is a British electronic soul music duo consisting of Luca Santucci and Ben Fitzgerald.
The pair actually claim to be part of a longer lineage than the garage-dubstep continuum, calling what they do "electronic soul from the heart" and citing influences from the '60s (Stubborn Heart is an old northern soul track) and '80s synth-pop, as well as '90s techno, house and garage. Comparisons have been drawn with The XX, SBTRKT, My Computer, Mount Kimbie, James Blake & Four Tet. In a recent review by the BBC, elements of Stubborn Heart's musical style were likened to Art of Noise & Aphex Twin.
Stubborn Heart (2012)
'Stubborn Heart' is the duo's debut album and was released on Monday, 5 November 2012. In the lead up to album's release, The Guardian featured Stubborn Heart as their band of the day. Also, the track from the album, 'Starting Block' has also been elected BBC 6Music breakfast's track of the week. The visual stream of the album was featured as an exclusive on NME.com on Wednesday, 31 October.
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- bbc.co.uk, Stubborn Heart Review, 2012
- Indian.co.uk, Stubborn Heart Sign to One Little Indian, 2012
- The Guardian, Stubborn Heart - New Band of the Day
- Indian.co.uk, Stubborn Heart: 'Starting Block' BBC 6Music Breakfast Show Record of the Week, 2012
- NME.com, Exclusive - Stream Stubborn Heart's Debut Album, 2012