HEATHERS – HERE, NOT THERE
Out October 4th on Aunthill
Heathers' are 20 year old twin sisters Ellie and Louise Macnamara. Their debut album 'Here, Not There' has garnered serious praise amongst both fans and media alike, and following a very successful Irish debut, the album will be released in the UK and further European countries from October 2010.
2008 and 2009 saw the girls embark on two month-long tours of America with underground folk duo Ghost Mice and putting out a debut release on Plan-it-X Records / No Idea, while they have also supported Kimya Dawson of 'The Moldy Peaches' in London.
The great reactions to their album led to Heathers' being invited to perform at CMJ festival in New York and at Canadian Music Week in Toronto. They also performed at Ireland’s largest music festival – Oxegen – in 2009 and will play one of the world’s best festivals - Electric Picnic - along with others throughout this summer. In June they performed to 20,000 people for the Opening Ceremony of Special Olympics 2010.
The organic, refreshingly uncomplicated music is layered with far more complex vocal harmonies and a spirit that evokes both the antifolk music and rich pop that they’ve grown up listening to. From the memorable opener “Remember When”, currently the theme to the Discover Ireland ad campaigns, to the frantic and catchy melodies of “Margie”, “What’s Your Damage?” and “Slices Of Palama” the band offer up youthful exuberance to match a songwriting craft far beyond their tender years.
Other celebrity fans include Ellie Goulding, who has namechecked them in major interviews, to Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody and No.1 artist Paolo Nutini who liked them enough to introduce them to UK crowds earlier this month on a selection of dates on his UK tour.
A precious proposition, Heathers are both euphoric and entirely natural. They deserve your attention far more than most.
See and hear more at www.myspace.com/heatherswhatsyourdamage
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