THE WANDERING HEARTS
London country-folk-pop quartet the Wandering Hearts followed in the footsteps of Ward Thomas, the Staves, and the Shires as part of the vanguard in the new British Americana scene of the mid-2010s.
The seeds of the band were sown in late 2015 when Tim Prottey-Jones and Tara Wilcox found themselves singing at the same gig, and immediately hit it off over their shared background.
Christening themselves the Paper Hearts, they recorded two demo songs, “Today Is Ours” and “Sunshine,” which they uploaded to SoundCloud, leading to a flurry of immediate interest. The deft fingerpicking, rousing choruses, dark-hued lyrics, and sweet, close vocal harmonies drew comparisons to Fleetwood Mac, whom the band later acknowledged as a major influence along with First Aid Kit, the Civil Wars, Tom Petty, Simon & Garfunkel, and Cara Dillon. Within a month, they had been invited to audition for Decca, who signed them on the spot.
Rebranded the Wandering Hearts, they played a number of high-profile festival shows in 2016, and released their debut single, the bittersweet “Wish I Could,” early in 2017. Their eponymous debut album followed in September of that year.
Support: Ruston Kelly
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