Quotes / Press

 “The Heart Collectors caught out attention with their emotionally vulnerable return single, Fever Dream. Its soft piano balladry and lush harmonic backing had us reeling at our desks”. Happy Mag, 2021

“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, founder of New Folk Initiative – 2021

“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 – 2021  

“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) – 2017

“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’ – 2017


6/21 – ‘The Heart Collectors dig the roots behind album, ‘Time To Say I Love You’

– Happy Mag

“The gorgeously riveting and highly woven group, The Heart Collectors, tell the stories behind their 10-track album, Time To Say I Love You.”

Full Article: https://happymag.tv/the-heart-collectors-fever-dream/ 

5/21 – 10 International Artists to See at Canadian Music Week – FEMMUSIC

6/21 – Speaking with The Heart Collectors on ‘Fever Dream’ and harmonic sound

– Happy Mag

“The Heart Collectors have been creating 4-part harmonies and “epic folk” songwriting for 5 years now. We discussed their latest, Fever Dream.”

Full Article: https://happymag.tv/the-heart-collectors-interview/

6/21 – ‘Fever Dream’ from The Heart Collectors embraces vulnerability at sunset – Happy Mag

“Folk outfit The Heart Collectors have crafted a delicate ballad that recognises the human healing process, filmed on the shores at sunset.”

Full Article: https://happymag.tv/the-heart-collectors-fever-dream/ 


 5/21  – Layla Frankel – Charly Lowry + The Heart Collectors – Late TV – Ellis


The next video in Folk Alliance’s Artists In (Their) Residences series is from North Carolina songwriter Charly Lowry and Australia’s the Heart Collectors.”

Full Article: https://www.beehivecandy.com/2021/05/layla-frankel-charly-lowry-heart.html?fbclid=IwAR1mp-ryHa7F0bSzf6E-z6W6GaiEmHZur3E51rDIgISRv8HTrnS5LS_Q01Y&m=1






Charly Lowry se junta a The Heart Collectors para dejarnos una canción que anima a cualquiera que esté metido en la depresión más densa de su vida.”

Full Article: https://indiecriollo.com/2021/06/02/10-recomendaciones-diarias-del-under-mundial-para-el-oido-exigente-224/

5/21 – Free live music to arrive in Sydney every Friday this month – The AU Review

This May, Sydney’s Seymour Centre will be introducing a new weekly event to its annual calendar: Seymour Nights…”

Full Article: https://www.theaureview.com/music/free-live-music-to-arrive-in-sydney-every-friday-this-month/ 

5/21 -Seymour Centre Presents New Contemporary Music Program, SEYMOUR NIGHTS

Hot on the heels of its return to 100% audience capacity, Seymour Centre will present a brand-new music initiative, Seymour Nights, running across the venue from 7th May.” 

Full Article: https://www.broadwayworld.com/sydney/article/Seymour-Centre-Presents-New-Contemporary-Music-Program-SEYMOUR-NIGHTS-20210427 

5/18 – Kerry is home from home for touring Australian band – The Kerryman

“A touring Australian band have said that they are delighted to be playing in Kerry again this week, after they received such a warm welcome from locals on their first visit here in June last year.”

Full Article: https://www.independent.ie/regionals/kerryman/entertainment/kerry-is-home-from-home-for-touring-australian-band-36936271.html 

5/18 –From Oz all the way to Kerry – The Kerryman

Kerry holds a special place in the heart of one Australian folk band, so much so that they have included three shows here on their latest tour of the world….:

Full Article: https://www.independent.ie/regionals/kerryman/entertainment/from-oz-all-the-way-to-kerry-36864427.html 

4/18 – Medway: Annual sweeps festival  brings morris dancing, bands and family fun to Rochester this bank holiday weekend – Kent Online

“The May bank holiday has been a time to make merry in the streets of Medway for hundreds of years…”

Full Article: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/whats-on/news/sweeps-festival-to-bring-live-music-and-dancing-182181/ 

3/18 – SXSW 2018 Preview – The Heart Collectors – Medleyville.us

“Traveling from Australia to Texas is by no means a short journey, but it’s one that The Heart Collectors have made a few times since the release of their debut album in 2013.”

Full Article: https://medleyville.us/03-2018_sxsw-2018-preview_the-heart-collectors/ 

8/17 -Collectors Headline Garden Concert – The Daily Telegraph

“TYALGUM’S own internationally-touring folk band The Heart Collectors will take to the stage in a delightful garden concert wrapping up the…”

Full Article: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/tweed-heads/collectors-headline-garden-concert/news-story/0b6c314f31fe5c47657568849f508cf6 

3/17 – SXSW Picks: Top Choices from Our Team – The Austin Statesman

The Heart Collectors (Tyalgum) on recording in the US, touring & more! Bringing some acoustic folk goodness from Tyalgum out to Austin for SXSW this year, The…”

Full Article: https://www.statesman.com/news/20170315/sxsw-picks-top-music-choices-from-our-team 

4/16 – ‘SXSW Music Interview – 

The Heart Collectors (Tyalgum) on recording in the US, touring & more! – AU Review 

The Heart Collectors (Tyalgum) on recording in the US, touring & more! Bringing some acoustic folk goodness from Tyalgum out to Austin for SXSW this year, The…”

Full Article: https://www.theaureview.com/music/sxsw-music-interview-the-heart-collectors-tyalgum-on-recording-in-the-us-touring-more/ 

12/15 – ‘Music Reviews with Nick’ – Tweed Daily News

“Listen may have been recorded in Austin, Texas, but this album of folk pop songs sparkles with the sunshine and emerald green of the northern rivers. The Heart Collectors have captured the carefree feeling of this region…”

Full Article: https://theheartcollectors.com/1215-music-reviews-with-nick-aus/ 

11/15 – ‘Whats on Byron’ 

‘Freshly back on Australian shores after recording their second album ‘Listen’ in Austin, Texas, North Coast group ‘The Heart Collectors’ are only just…’

Full Article: http://www.whatsonbyron.com.au/event/the-heart-collectors/