The 14 track album Power is anchored by Hearts and Rockets’ unmistakable driving bass lines, buzzing analogue synth and clattering 808 drum machine beats, plus the addition of chorus-drenched guitar. On Power, Kalindy and Kurt reinvent the sound they created in 2017, all mixed and mastered by their career-long collaborator Mikey Young.
Hearts and Rockets have pushed themselves beyond the hazy Heat Wave days, taking the fun and energy of their debut album Dead Beats and adding some serious pop smarts. They’re set to take it on the road for a tour in September 2019 playing Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong and Brisbane, then to Ballarat, Adelaide and Tassie in November.
Power’s effect is in its simplicity: Hearts and Rockets don’t mince words, and they don’t waste time. Their short-sharp and catchy tracks are fun, without being vapid. They’ll make you want to dance, and definitely sing along.
Release: August 23rd, 2019, Psychic Hysteria
Words: Psychic Hysteria