The Wandering Hearts are the UK’s newest and exciting Americana group and we will be lucky enough to get the opportunity to see them at this years C2C Festival and Cornbury Festival. If you get the chance, go see them as they will be one of the highlights of the weekend for sure.
To paint a picture of The Wandering Hearts one would need to find their most blood red hard earned brush. An Americana / Country music group from London that came together almost in defiance of the current zeitgest of rhinestone hats and Fender guitar UK country-rock that has jumped onto the proverbial bandwagon in the last two years.
The Wandering Hearts demeanour, work ethic and lyrics echo the struggle of a group of musicians who’ve lived the hard pavements of North London.
They have all jobbed it as musicians, and the standard is there to be seen, earned through nights of sweat on string, scraping by but smiling alongside the communal friendship that the life brings. They drink at lunchtime, talk of ex partners and the odd Chris Stapleton lyric, and rather than ring contrived it reflects a sense of authenticity to their beautiful harmony laden Alt-Country infused Folk-Americana.
Seeing them live, and how naturally their voices just ‘fit’ together, one would scarcely believe they met almost by chance through mutual friends in a bar one night less than a year ago, and a love of country music lyric put them together one afternoon in the kitsch empty bar room of the Earl Haig Hall in Crouch End for their first rehearsal.
Recently signed to Decca Records, they are currently working on their debut album.
The Wandering Hearts debut album, which is to be released later this year is probably one of the albums I am most eager to get my hands on. Decca certainly know what they are doing with the calibre of artists they have been signing over the last few years and the fact they are embracing and supporting Country and Americana Music so much proves how far country and americana music is coming.