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Experimental pop artists BLEEDING HEART NARRATIVE now reside in East London. Starting out as the solo project of Oliver Barrett, the project has evolved in to an impressive collection of uniquely skilled multi-instrumentalists. The sextet weave together beautiful sounds with a haunting intensity and yet always with an eye on pop experimentation. They incorporate their more abstract influences into traditional song structures, applying pop sensibilities to them as they go. You might hear the shimmer of Tortoise or Steve Reich built into a song that could be played on an Arcade Fire-sized stage, or pick out a Battle-esque repetition in a Mogwai-sized crescendo – but it’ll always be Bleeding Heart Narrative you’re listening to.
Praise for Bleeding Heart Narrative:
“… a six-piece experimental pop outfit, they cemented their place in our affections last year with a beautiful performance at London’s Union Chapel. – The Best of CMU Approved 2011
“… proving just how brilliantly diverse a five-track EP can be when its creators are truly inventive and unwilling to settle for even an ounce of filler ” – Line of Best Fit
“…. BHN can also boast a warm pop sensibility and bold approach to polyrhythmic arranging that set them apart from the pack.” – The Stool Pigeon
“…an excellent band. Top marks.” – Norman Records, 5/5
“Bleeding Heart Narrative’s EP may be the most exciting thing to come out of the UK in recent years. ” – The 405, 9.5/10
” barely-contained rapture ” – Band of the Week – Beardrock
” …developing into serious contenders for the ‘next big thing’ intercontinental title.”– Track of the Day – Livemusic FM
“a sound entirely their own, playing off the beautiful and haunting, while mixing a stirring ambiance with an vibrant, paean immediacy” – Folk Radio , 4/5
LOST LEFT have a vast sound with shifting movements, resounding guitars and an other wordly sense in the lyrics, that hints towards, if anyone, Lift To Experience or perhaps British Sea Power. Live, the band has grown a reputation for a heavy driven sound and unexpected turns.
MAX BONDI is an electronic musician and owner/founder of Tartaruga Records. He Recently released his second album under his own name – ‘Convolution’ – on Tartaruga Records, described as uncompromising machine music, electrical rather than electronic.