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The Heartbreaks Release Special Christmas Cover Song

theheartbreaksThe Heartbreaks round off an excellent 2012 with a very special Christmas cover song ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’. The band are offering this to fans as a free download which you can check out here:

Still riding high from this year’s highy praised LP “Funtimes”, the band are set to release a brand new EP, ‘Hand On Heart’, on February 4th. The Heartbreaks latest offering is out February 4th and features a selection of newly recorded material with strings arranged by the legendary James Banbury of The Auteurs (U2, Depeche Mode, Bloc Party etc.)

Matthew, vocalist of The Heartbreaks explains the motive of the new release, “We’ve always had a kind of intrinsic sense of drama, but with the addition of strings we were able to truly articulate a feeling of being widescreen, cinematic. Rather than merely ‘sounding big’, we wanted to make music that, like those great Scott Walker, REM and Bunnymen records, was melodic, bold, elegiac… Something conceptual that would, even if just for an EP, take our music beyond its usual guitar and bass sound”.

James Branbury, who himself as part of The Auteurs in 1993 released the seminal ‘Live Acoustic EP’ speaks of the new version of ‘Hand Of Heart’, “A great, emotional song. The build at the end is a tingling moment – always a good reaction when you’re working on a track and hearing it over and over again.

Having toured the UK in support of their debut album, ‘Funtimes’, hit a number of summer festivals, and played a series of hysterically received shows in Japan, following a number one airplay single in ‘Delay, Delay’, the Morecambe four piece will be heading back to Japan in December for more live dates, before heading to Europe early in 2013.

Download & Listen:

The Heartbreaks – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” [mp3]

Enjoy!

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Soulsavers – Take Me Back Home Video

Soulsavers are pleased to debut the video for “Take Me Back Home” on AOL Spinner’s Video of the Day. “Take Me Back Home” is off their latest release, The Light the Dead See, a collaboration with Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan.

The record, out now via Mute, is the follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed album Broken.

Venturing out from the studio to the road, Soulsavers were invited to support Depeche Mode on the European leg of the band’s vast 2010 Tour of the Universe. Here, the seeds of The Light The Dead See were sewn. With Gahan penning lyrics for the music and recording his own vocals in New York, then Machin building up the results into fully-formed and arranged epics, the international project was a case of “chemistry working”.

The album was mastered at Abbey Road earlier this year.

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