“Harts has created a piece of work holding a solid promise to be sealed as a masterpiece once translated onto the live circuit.” – TheMusic.com.au – 4.5✮ Album Review
“SFHD is a diverse, considered accomplishment.” – Rolling Stone Australia
“A mammoth effort, pulling together a pulsating bass line and glittering top-line guitar riffs underneath Harts’ own powerful vocals.” – Music Feeds ‘Power’ review
“There’s every indication that Harts is set to be one of Australia’s next major rock exports.” – Tone Deaf
After 7 years of working with Harts we are very proud to release his new album Smoke Fire Hope Desire today, Friday, September 16 via Dew Process/UMA.
Harts has already had a huge 2016, releasing two hit radio singles in ‘Peculiar’and ‘Power’, as well as touring non-stop – storming the UK and Europe earlier in the year, before returning home for a triumphant set on the hallowed Splendour In The Grass stage in July. He is now poised to unleash his sophomore album, the follow up to his critically acclaimed debut Daydreamer in 2014, and the follow up EP Breakthrough in 2015 – records that caught the attention of some of the biggest names in music, including the late, great icon Prince, who became a mentor to the young Melbourne phenom.
Despite the mammoth sonic scale already exhibited by ‘Peculiar’ and ‘Power’ and set to be revealed across all of the album’s 14 songs, Smoke Fire Hope Desire was remarkably self-recorded in Harts’ home studio in Melbourne – its impressive scope the culmination of what the “one-man music-making machine,” attributes to spending years developing his sound as a performer and a producer. The album is the sound of an artist who has locked his musical identity and his voice into his sights, and as Harts admits has allowed himself to be influenced by, “a lot of what I was seeing in the world around me – very current day issues, mixed with my own thoughts and challenges in my life.”
The result is a record that seems destined to find success on both a local and a global level.
Harts will also be embarking on the huge, national, ‘Power’ headline tour this September/October, playing club shows in Newcastle, Sydney, Geelong, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Ballarat – starting today in Newcastle, NSW. Tickets are on sale now!
HARTS ‘POWER TOUR’ DATES:
16 – THE CAMBRDIGE HOTEL – NEWCASTLE – GET TIX
17 – OXFORD ART FACTORY – SYDNEY – GET TIX
23 – THE WORKERS CLUB – GEELONG – GET TIX
29 – SOLBAR – SUNSHINE COAST – GET TIX
30 – THE ZOO – BRISBANE – GET TIX
2 – THE CORNER HOTEL – MELBOURNE – GET TIX
7 – UNI BAR – ADELAIDE – GET TIX
8 – KAROVA LOUNGE – BALLARAT – GET TIX
Smoke Fire Hope Desire track-listing:
1. Smoke (Intro)
2. Fear In Me
3. All Rise
4. Fire (Interlude)
7. Deeper The Hole
10. Wisdom (Interlude)
12. Here I Go
13. Desire (Interlude)
14. Ain’t Too Far Gone