WIN THE BOB HARRIS EMERGING ARTIST AWARD AT
UK AMERICANA AWARDS 2018
There’s no doubt that 2017 has been a whirlwind year for folk-Americana group The Wandering Hearts. Having released their first EP Burning Bridges in November, and with a string of high profile performances under their belt, The Wandering Hearts are now kicking off 2018 with their debut album Wild Silence, out on Decca Records on 9 February 2018. The band will also go into the New Year winning the coveted Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award at The UK Americana Awards 2018.
A tale that seems too unbelievable to be true, The Wandering Hearts in fact met almost by chance and were discovered 26 minutes after uploading their first ever demo to SoundCloud, recorded only the second time the band had met to rehearse together. Their shared passion for Americana, vocal harmonies and gin drew them together two years ago, and one afternoon in an empty bar room of the Earl Haig Hall in Crouch End, The Wandering Hearts were born.
The Wandering Hearts wrote and recorded the majority of their debut album at east London recording studio, The Premises with producer Pete Hammerton. In-between recording dates, the band played their second sold out show in London at The Borderline and performed at summer festivals across the country, including British Summer Time Festival Hyde Park – sharing the bill with the late Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks and label-mates The Lumineers – a highlight of 2017 for the band. In the autumn, they joined the legendary Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives on their UK tour, during which, Marty personally invited them to join him on tour in Nashville in June 2018.
To coincide with the release of their album, The Wandering Hearts have announced their first UK headline tour in February and March 2018, including London’s Bush Hall. Their album Wild Silence will be released on 9 February 2018.
2. Wish I Could
3. Fire and Water
4. If I Fall
5. Change For The Good
7. Biting Through The Wires
8. Wild Silence
9. Laid In The Ground
10. Burning Bridges
11. Heartbreak Hotel
18 – Bristol, The Louisiana
19 – Cambridge, The Portland Arms
21 – Birmingham, The Hare and Hounds
22 – Manch