Following their UK headline tour, including a sell-out show at Islington Assembly Hall, Folk-Americana band The Wandering Hearts have announced the release of a Deluxe Edition of Wild Silence, out on 25 January 2018. The deluxe album includes three brand new tracks: ‘Til The Day I Die, Run and Heart Stops Beating, acoustic versions of album tracks Wild Silence and Fire and Water, plus live recordings of Burning Bridges and The Wonder Of You from the band’s show in Memphis earlier this year.
The band have announced that they will be performing on the Spotlight Stage in the main arena at Country to CountryFestival this year. They have also been nominated for ‘Artist of the Year’ at this year’s UK Americana Awards, which will take place on 31 January.
The Wandering Hearts recently returned from Americanafest in Nashville, where they led the UK charge of talent, playing multiple shows at this year’s celebration of the best of Americana and roots music. Over summer, the band performed at a string of UK festivals, including BST Hyde Park headlined by Eric Clapton, Latitude, Black Deer and Standon Calling.
In June, The Wandering Hearts became the first UK band ever to debut at Nashville’s iconic venues, the Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry, in the same week. They received a standing ovation for their performance at Marty Stuart’s infamous Late Night Jam at the Ryman where they shared the stage with Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives, Margo Price, John Prine and Chris Stapleton, as well as country-rock legends Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn of The Byrds.
After a brilliant Opry debut, The Wandering Hearts were invited back to the iconic venue to perform for a second time a week later. In addition, the band added slots at CMAFest, The Basement and The Bluebird Café to their whirlwind tour, earning a rapturous welcome at each show. The band travelled to the US after receiving a personal invitation from legend Marty Stuart to join him on the Nashville and Memphis dates of his tour after they supported him in the UK.
The Wandering Hearts were discovered in the UK within half an hour of uploading their first demo online, and shortly after were signed to Decca Records. Over the past 18 months, The Wandering Hearts have built a loyal fan base with their signature sound that transcends genres: this is what makes them so special. With their seamless vocal harmonies, The Wandering Hearts are reminiscent of First Aid Kit and Of Monsters and Men, whilst channelling Fleetwood Mac’s pop sensibility and the storytelling of Chris Stapleton, all the while keeping their British roots at heart.
When the band released their debut album Wild Silence last year, they were awarded the coveted Bob Harris Emerging Artist award at the UK Americana Awards 2018, a prize hand-picked by the legendary broadcaster himself. Bob Harris stated, “I was just blown away by them, by their harmonies, their energy, their enthusiasm and of course the fantastic quality of their music. I am truly thrilled for them and their new album is everything I hoped it would be.”
“Harmonies that hark back to Fleetwood Mac” – Sunday Times Culture
“They evoke the poignancy of early 1970’s alternative country” – Times
“Within 30 minutes of uploading their first demo online, the London band were discovered. When you hear them perform, it’s easy to see why” – Telegraph
"One of the best break through acts we have seen in a long while" - w21Music
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