Today, our new music spotlight is on Heirloom.
Line-up: Samuel Rivers (vocals/guitar), Jade Taaffe (vocals/bass), Christopher Hallen (backing vocals/guitar), Ben Dawson (organ) and Nick McGregor (drums).
About: Born in the winter of 2017, Heirloom are a gloomy garage-pop band from Brighton, England. Heirloom’s sound opens with shared vocals – baritone and alto. They interweave into the eternal, reminiscent of Nancy and Lee through the cult movie romance of a Tarantino lens. Layers of graceful reverb, delay and fuzz, amidst colourfully dark organ, surround Heirloom’s jangly guitars. In Heirloom’s own words, “We like to create a sense of gloom and doom, straight from a western saloon”. Heirloom made their debut appearance in January 2018 by supporting their friends and Clapton Cowboys Creatures at The Green Door Store in Brighton and Sebright Arms in London. Early 2018 will see Heirloom returning to the studio to record and release their debut single ‘Femme’, alongside a seductive music video.
What Hidden Herd say: With sleazy riffs, stabs of organ and icy boy/girl vocals, Brighton’s Heirloom sound like a decrepit saloon bar’s resident garage rockers, hired to conjure a vampiric atmosphere way out west.
For fans of: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Velvet Underground, Allah-Las
Saturday 21st April – Brighton @ Pop-Up Brighton (King Mob Record Store Day Takeover)
Thursday 17th May – London @ Birthdays supporting Baby in Vain
Sunday 27th May – London @ The Shacklewell Arms supporting Frankie and the Witch Fingers
Monday 28th May – Brighton @ The Hope & Ruin supporting Frankie and the Witch Fingers
Friday 1st June – London @ The Lock Tavern supporting FLOAT
Friday 8th June – Brighton @ Green Door Store supporting FLOAT
Saturday 16th June – London @ The Shacklewell Arms
Latest track: ‘Femme’