You may not have heard of The Heartbreaks, yet. However, this indie four-piece are only just beginning to spread their eclectic songs across the nation.
They capture a romantic hold, with Motown influences and poetic lyrics; The Heartbreak’s upbringing in the lost seaside resort of Morecambe (once crowned third in the book ‘50 Crap Towns’) is apparent in their soulful tunes, as are the similarities to The Smiths, with opening lines like ‘The rainfall in Morecambe embitters me’, creating a mysterious sense of melancholy. However, their use of blaring guitar riffs and catchy melodies make for overall interesting listening - they express everything to do with the English shores, and what it embodies. ‘The British seaside has this sort of faded glamour to it; it’s tacky and tragic, yet at the same time, there's a real beauty to that’. The quintessentially British take on the world of music is rooted in their songs, such as ‘Liar, My Dear’ and ‘I Didn’t Think It Would Hurt To Think Of You’, recently described as ‘indie-pop at its finest’. With a dapper style of tighter-than-tight skinny jeans and buttoned up shirts, the Mod inspiration clearly reflects in their threads, too. Morecambe shores and an upbringing in the sleepy seaside town has undoubtedly enthused their musical style, with lyrics that evoke a real sense of nostalgia. The Heartbreaks are certainly not a band to dismiss; we will be keeping a beady eye upon them, so watch this space for more features and reviews.
Words by Alyss Bowen