The Americana trio are the rising stars of UK country music.
Following a rollercoaster year after the release of their debut album Wild Silence, The Wandering Hearts returned to C2C Festival in March. This time, they played the spotlight stage inside the arena to almost twenty thousand fans.
Just last year, the band 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.”
Just earlier this year, the Americana trio dropped the deluxe edition of Wild Silence with a few new tracks and two stunning covers. For their C2C performance, they chose three tracks that not only include celebrated singles but also showcase the group’s talent perfectly.
Kicking off with Fire And Water, The Wandering Hearts truly put their best work forward. Musically complex, the track sure can’t be an easy one to perform live, let alone in an arena on a small stage. The beautiful Burning Bridges follows this seamlessly and shines a light on the folky influences and gorgeous harmonies we know and love.
Closing the short set with their hit single Devil, the band rake in an entire arena cheering for them. And deservedly so. Devil is and always has been one of those songs that if you hear it for the very first time you’ll swear you’ve heard it before. It’ll instantly be stuck in your head and has that wonderful balance of country and Americana with enough mainstream appeal to win them more and more fans with each performance.
You can catch The Wandering Hearts across the summer at Black Deer Festival, Mouth of Tyne Festival as well as various shows including a support set with Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 27 June.