Bass-player turned lead vocalist, Margy Joughin and her band The Goldhearts have released a catchy album full of grungy hooks that will take you back to a time when the best music was made by women with guitars slung low.
An indie music “survivor” with the intention to record just a handful of songs, producer Govinda Doyle coaxed Margy from behind the bass to take on lead vocalist duties and an accidental album ensued.
With Tracey Kick (Dream Poppies), Claire Harris (Razel, Dream Poppies, Godnose, The Shorfall) and Daren Williams (Haba Dudes,Secret Assasins) completing the foursome, The Goldhearts new album The Rise and Fall of the Goldhearts is so much more than a solid indie debut.
The first tracks released off the album On The Run and Here’s the Thing both received national and international attention. And rightly so. They’ve had coverage in global blogs, referencing the Kills, PJ Harvey and Nirvana. To my ears, Here’s the Thing takes me back to a time when The Breeders were on high rotation on my own stereo.
Here’s the Thing has been spun in Tokyo, Spain, Peru and The Netherlands and to say they’re darlings of community radio is an understatement. You’ll hear them on such gnarly frequencies as 4ZZZ, SYN Radio, InnerFm, Coast Fm, Harvey Community Radio, 2SER, FBi, and Radio Adelaide.
Stream the full album The Rise and Fall of the Goldhearts here:
When we asked Margy about the Gold Coast music scene, particularly given she’s made the move from the big smoke (Brisbane) she said everyone on the Gold Coast is on the verge of giving up their day job for “pursuits cultural.”
“The planets are aligning right now on the Gold Coast. It’s fertile and fun,” Margy said.
They’ll launch the album locally with a gig at NightQuarter on Saturday 18 June.
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To promote the album’s release, The Goldhearts have a bunch of shows on the horizon:
Saturday 28 May | The Bearded Tit, Sydney
Saturday 18 June | NightQuarter (album launch)
Friday 24 June | Chardons Corner Hotel, Brisbane
Saturday 25 June – New Tatts Hotel, Lismore
Sunday 26 June – The Gap Farmers Market, Brisbane