Folk Radio UK - - https://www.folkradio.co.uk/2023/08/australias-the-heart-collectors-share-video-for-sirius-b/
Maximum Volume - - https://maximumvolumemusic.com/band-of-the-day-the-heart-collectors/
FATEA Records - - https://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/news/Singles54/
FATEA Records - - https://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/news/Singles56/
Rootstime - https://rootstime.be/index.html?https://rootstime.be/CD%20REVIEUW/2023/NOV1/CD53.html
Happy Mag - - https://happymag.tv/the-heart-collectors-track-breakdown/
Happy Mag - https://happymag.tv/the-heart-collectors-fever-dream/
Happy Mag - https://happymag.tv/the-heart-collectors-interview/
The Bluegrass Situation - - https://thebluegrasssituation.com/read/watch-charly-lowry-the-heart-collectors-navigating-to-hope/
FEMMUSIC - https://femmusic.com/wp/tag/the-heart-collectors/
Country Way of Life - https://countrywol.com/2023/10/25/ka-chingwith-twang-global-country-music-from-jade-eagleson-the-heart-collectors-and-james-barker-band/
Three Chords & The Truth UK - http://threechordsandthetruthuk.blogspot.com/2023/10/album-review-heart-collectors-space.html?m=1
Quotes & Reviews
"The Heart Collectors recognise the Bowie-esque nature of their music. The delicately picked guitar that is the main feature of this song could easily be Mick Ronson in reflective mode. The song itself has 1973 all over it. Thet say they "capture the essence of inspiration, honesty of love, and the nature of the cosmos in their music". On the basis of this lovely ballad, it's hard to argue with that. A band to investigate further." - TM, https://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/news/Singles54/
"Second single from the Australian band. This is from the acoustic harmony lead ballad side of their music. A "nostalgic folk pop tune delivers as a sweetly stamped postcard, an ode to living in the present moment, and a reflection of how much we've gone through and grown over the past couple of years". The harmonies are out of the CSN school sweet without being saccharine. A light touch with the backing makes this another good lead into their new album." https://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/news/Singles56/
"Vulnerable-sounding vocal masterpieces with lyrics about the composers' personal experiences in life and love. Atmospheric, fascinating stories are told in attractive songs such as “No Separation”, the melodic “The Garden”, the bluegrass-leaning “Travellers” and the fragilely sung album closer “Where Light Rests”. As a listener you are almost compellingly drawn into the sincere feelings that the vocalists manage to convey in every song. At the beginning of this year, 'The Heart Collectors' also released an EP under the title "Timeless Space" which also contained a song called "Sirius". The ballad “Sirius B” on this new album tells how things went in the love life of this Sirius. The two gently up-tempo songs “Stand Up” and “Hold On” are re-recordings of older songs by the group that were previously recorded live in the studio. Music connoisseurs will undoubtedly recognize Celtic folk influences in the sound of 'The Heart Collectors' and through the use of typical musical instruments such as mandolin, cello and banjo, the influences of folk artists from the 60s and 70s can also be found." - Rootstime Magazine (translated from Dutch to English) https://rootstime.be/index.html?https://rootstime.be/CD%20REVIEUW/2023/NOV1/CD53.html
“The delicate interlace of string instruments – Reuben Loire on guitar, Tristan Dafoe on mandolin and banjo, Mobius Barnaby on cello — in this Australian folk rock outfit underscores ethereal lead singing from Kymrie Henge and beautiful vocal harmonies from all. Though the band has been compared to numerous contemporary Americana groups its roots seem to lie more directly in the classic 1960s British folk rock epitomized by the likes of Fairport Convention, Pentangle and Steeleye Span. Like those musicians the members of The Heart Collectors are as interested in American folk rock songwriters as much as they are in their own traditional folk melodies. They are particularly adept at covers of Joni Mitchell, whose “Woodstock” and “The River” are both in their repertoire. The band’s single “One” is an inspiring anthem for world unity and peace in troubled times". – John Swenson, writer for Offbeat Magazine (previously Rolling Stone Magazine)
“Imagine Fleetwood Mac with more of an organic, Celtic-inflected lilt of vocals and melody and you have a rough idea of why Australia Heart Collectors are so instantly appealing. There is a vibrant and timeless allure to their music that is resistant to the fashion of the moment, and all the more enduring because of it. Kymrie’s voice is the stuff angel’s wings are made of.” John T Davis, author of ‘Austin City Limits: ’25 Years Of American Music’.
“The Heart Collectors are a band on a mission to share a sound that is finely curated and delicately spun creating a world of warmth and comfort. THE SPACE BETWEEN requires a significant investment to grasp the big picture. Snippets can easily be pulled out to frame the moment, but hanging in for the entirety sheds a different complexion on what is set out to be achieved and ultimately pulled off”. - 5th Album Review: http://threechordsandthetruthuk.blogspot.com/2023/10/album-review-heart-collectors-space.html?m=1
"One of the truly outstanding groups of the week [at Folk Unlocked Conference 2021] was The Heart Collectors, a Celtic-influenced ‘epic folk’ band”. John Platt, New Folk Initiative Blog
“The Heart Collectors EP Timeless Space is an extremely alluring listen, the subtle bluegrass, country and mountain-esque moments won’t go unnoticed, as The Heart Collectors continue to impress with their unique and progressive version of folk sounds.” Tom Haugen, https://takeeffectreviews.com/june-2023-3/2023/6/28/the-heart-collectors
“Don’t miss this sensational Internationally acclaimed Act! It has been our pleasure to host them at Tamar Valley Folk Festival 21. Beautiful music , Beautiful people. Great feedback”. Chris Atwell, Director of Tamar Valley Folk Festival
“The absolute album standout is 'Sirius B' possessing one of the most drooling atmospheric intros you are likely to encounter this year, or any other as a matter of fact. The melting twangy sound is one to die for and a cinematic imagination is let free to run amok once this pleasure lands on the listener. This delectable track unveils as a near 6-minute moment of bliss. Another song that catches the ear as a memorable interaction is 'Rocky Mountain', which re-ignites the new collection after the re-worked pair. This is one of the more folky offerings with banjo leading the way. A different vocal perspective revitalises the album at a suitable point and points the compass in an American roots direction”. - Three Chords & The Truth UK - http://threechordsandthetruthuk.blogspot.com/2023/10/album-review-heart-collectors-space.html?m=1
"Appreciate the purity of the handcraft in this track, it feels super natural and authentic." Not Another Minute Review: David Ruby Howe, Music Director of Triple J
"Gorgeously riveting and tightly woven group", Jasmine Kassis, Happy Mag, https://happymag.tv/the-heart-collectors-track-breakdown/
"Such a beautifully sustained and effortless sound," Manning Patson, Happy Mag, https://happymag.tv/the-heart-collectors-interview/
“The new EP from Australian folk group The Heart Collectors is truly emotive of joy, nostalgia, and a whole collection of other feelings. But that is just a happy side-effect to the true showcase of this release: the beauty of music, specifically acoustic instrumentation and the human voice. Written during the pandemic, Timeless Space is a soft, reflective release, with tracks such as Eyes Wide Open and Inside Out showcasing this approach. Finger-plucked guitar, lush cello, reserved melodic phrasing, and beautiful harmonies all combine to create an ethereal/folky atmosphere. Standout tracks include Sirius, with probably the best hook on the EP, and Pieces II, which brings it to a close by moving away from the reflective toward the inspiring. In all, The Heart Collectors have created a piece filled with emotion and beautiful music”. - https://wruv.wordpress.com/2023/01/27/the-heart-collectors-timeless-space-spins-the-gold-records/
Timeless Space EP - No. 05 on the FAI Folk Charts, January, 2023
Inside Out - No. 4 on the FAI Folk Charts, January, 2023
Eyes Wide Open - No. 4 on the FAI Folk Charts, January, 2023
Pieces II - No. 18 on the FAI Folk Charts, January, 2023
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From acoustic harmony lead ballads to Bowie-esque sonic soundscapes, Australian four piece ‘Epic Folk’ group The Heart Collectors capture the essence of inspiration, honesty of love, and the nature of the cosmos in their music.
From humble beginnings in regional NSW, the last 7 years have seen the band regularly sought out by some of the biggest international music conferences and festivals in the world, including South by South-West, Folk Alliance International, NAMM, Canadian Music Week, and Global Music Match. They have wowed audiences, representing Australia with their tight vocal harmonies, intricately beautiful musicianship, and larger than life stage presence and performance.
Merging the inspiration of 60’s and 70’s inspired folk and roots music, their latest sound has grown to include delicately played piano, atmospheric electric guitar, melodic banjo, bowed mandolin, and haunting cello. These instruments combine to create intimate acoustic harmony driven songs, catchy folk/pop themes, upbeat “epic anthems” and the cosmic tonalities heard in their current work.
Described by John T Davis, author of ‘Austin City Limits: ’25 Years Of American Music’ as “….Fleetwood Mac with more of an organic, Celtic-inflected lilt of vocals and melody…. Kymrie’s voice is the stuff angel’s wings are made of.” Their much anticipated fifth studio album “The Space Between” is due for release in the UK on October 20th, and the rest of the world on February 2nd, 2024; following the success of their latest no. 5 charting EP release, “Timeless Space”.
Catch The Heart Collectors across the globe, as they grace stages in Australia, USA, Canada and The United Kingdom in 2023-2024.
Get ready to have your heart “collected”.
The Heart Collectors Are:
Kymrie Henge – Lead Vocals, Percussion, Piano, Bodhran.
Reuben Loire – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Mobius Barnaby – Vocals, Cello
Tristan Dafoe – Vocals, Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar