When I volunteered to go to the Mad Ferret for The Ark & GF Promotions Presents: The Heartbreaks, The Paris Riots, plus more event, I did not expect to come back home with an interview from the headlining band; THE HEARTBREAKS.
The four-piece, originally from Morecambe (but are currently residing in Manchester) are the epitome of an unsigned band striving to spread their love of music throughout the world, or the UK in this case. With front-man Matthew Whitehouse, drummer Joseph Kondras, guitarist Ryan Wallace and bassist Chris Deakin (aka. Deaks); what more can you ask for from these twenty-somethings apart from a romantic, melodramatic sound?
With influences such as Blondie, The Buzzcocks and Elvis Costello and The Attractions, THE HEARTBREAKS have no doubt got good taste in music, and their own doesn’t differ.
At their gig in Preston’s music hub, The Mad Ferret, they handled their minor faults more professionally than their predecessors. THE HEARTBREAKS had a strong following and jeers filled the whole room when they finished their set. Their debut single; ‘Liar, My Dear’ oozed meaningful lyrics such as: “And you’ll tell her what she wants to hear, Don’t you know that young hearts bruise so easily, And you sound like Billy Liar, my dear”and were sung with conviction to the swaying crowd.
Check out my short interview with THE HEARTBREAKS front-man, Matthew Whitehouse below:
The former NME Radar Band of the Week (No. 18), are currently on their October UK tour. Make sure you check out their MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/heartbreaksband and see them at a venue near you – you wouldn’t want to miss out on these high-flyers, who I’ve tipped to get a breakthrough within the next two years!
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