Getting signed through having your demo given to a label by one of the Black Keys is really quite a cool way to start life as a band. Heartless Bastards revolves around the singing and songwriting talents of Erika Wennerstrom – with the band line-up changing over the years since they first formed in 2002 and Erika remaining the only constant – and along the way they’ve managed to impress a whole lot of people, critics and listeners alike – from supporting Wolfmother on their recent US tour to receiving rave reviews in Rolling Stone and Pitchfork (to name but two).
After introspective album The Mountain, coming on the tail of a nine-year relationship bust-up, new album The Arrow was recorded two days after coming off a long tour and that’s what it sounds like – a well-oiled rock n roll machine, Erika’s voice “howling through the songs like a tornado through a trailer park”.
No-frills rock, a passionate and believable voice in the wilderness, Heartless Bastards play tonight in Postbahnhof.
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