The band formed in the seaside resort of Morecambe in 2009, brought together by a shared love of soul music, Orange Juice and gritty Northern literature. Before forming the band, Whitehouse and Kondras worked as ice cream men, Wallace was a roofer and Deakin “just floated from place to place”.
The band have been described as “fanatical experts on the British seaside”,and many of their early rehearsals took place in an old snooker hall off the promenade,. A few months after forming, the band were named Manchester Evening News Band of 2009.
The band perform 2 acoustic tracks for us.
Contactmusic.net said of ‘Hey, Hey Lover’ …a magnificent new single from The Heartbreaks. It’s taken from their upcoming second album due out in May via Nusic Sounds. It’s urgent, intelligent and life affirming pop that enraptures from first listen.
And Gigslutz.co.uk describes No Pasaran! (or as the English say ‘they shall not pass’)… it paints clear images of bullfighting where the matador teases the bull which is reflected in the intensity of the song as it erupts into the chorus which is reminiscent of the bull chasing after that red cloth.