Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Big Scary, Local Natives


band members

Jess Carroll - vocals & guitar // Lily Parker - vocals, keyboard & percussion //Michael Hanley - bass, vocals // John Waller - guitar, vocals // Chris Duffy - drums


Influences

Grizzly Bear, Jeff Buckley, radiohead


Unearthed artists we like

Lily Parker, Rat and Co, Ainslie Wills


Bio

Arresting, soulful and raw in its execution, Second Hand Heart's album Tides is a self-assured debut release where melodies sprout from a nocturnal mood with a disarming intensity. A collection of neo-folk compositions, Tides speaks of longing, truth and courage.

Critical acclaim has been simmering for the quintet, receiving solid airplay across Australian community radio and on Triple J, UK glossies to Australian dailies to international blogs :

“cinematic… lush… delicate… serene… emotive… dynamic… integral… chilling… vibrant… moving… breathtakingly intimate…stunning… simmers… climactic…sensory bliss”

Following the release and sell-out launch of band’s first EP in 2011, Second Hand Heart tested the waters recording catchy alt-pop song ‘Trouble’, in a makeshift studio in Balwyn in 2012. “Our perspective changed over time… in the beginning we started to mix with crisp and polished production in mind. As we got deeper into the recording process, we realised that we wanted to capture the feeling with all it’s organic faults and flaws” says guitarist John Waller.

Tides fuses intricate instrumentation with splashes of delay and washes of cymbals. In 2013 Second Hand Heart reached a new level of musical maturity when they arranged their live set to be played with a string quintet made up of players from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) curated for Melbourne Music Week.

As a band, Second Hand Heart are a cohesive unit. Tides are a force. Hold your breath. It will draw you in.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

15 Apr 2014

Triple J
40

This group has really progressed in a short space of time. They've really come into their own and this track melds mood with a nice breathy vocal.

This group has really progressed in a short space of time. They've really come into their own and this track melds mood with a nice breathy vocal.