MUSIC NEWS: Heathers (@heatherstunes) Release Kingdom in the US, Offer Single as a Free Download

The twin Irish sister pop-duo, Heathers, released their critically acclaimed sophomore record KINGDOM in the US today via Aunthill/Big3 Records and distributed by Sony Red. Equal parts anthemic and intimate, KINGDOM is a beautiful and engaging record that has already been a success in Europe. With Heathers having just taken SXSW by storm, the timing for this release seems perfect as the buzz stateside is beginning to indicate this record could achieve the sort of success and accolades that it already enjoys across the pond.

In celebration of the US release of KINGDOM, Heathers are currently giving away their track Lions Tigers Bears as a free-download via popular community-minded lifestyle brand Alex and Ani. This is the second free download that Heathers has offered up in the past week, as their first single ‘Forget Me Knots’ was made available for free in correlation with the announcement of the album’s pre-order as well. You can purchase KINGDOM on iTunesAmazon and most of your favorite other download sites. 

The blend of sharp melodies, tight harmonies and punk-infused delivery led to KINGDOM being nominated for the 2013 Meteor Choice Music Prize ‘Album of the Year’ award. Forget Me Knots, was also nominated in the category ‘Irish Song of the Year’. The record was produced by Max Dingel, best known for producing the #1 UK album from White Lies), and is critically and commercially loved throughout Europe.

Heathers first began garnering an international buzz with their debut HERE NOT THERE in 2008. That record resulted in two summer-length US tours as well as invites to perform at the CMJ Festival in New York, Canadian Music Week in Toronto and such European festivals as Eurosonic, The Great Escape, Camden Electric Picnic, Oxygen and Belsonic. The band has also been a part of HMV UK’s ‘Next Big Thing’, performed brilliantly received sets at London’s Camden Crawl Festival and also a sold-out headline show at London’s Barfly.

Heathers’ have a gift for writing the rare sort of music that instantaneously endears itself to the listener while managing to maintain a lasting effect. While the buzz in the US may not yet match the raucous crowds that show up for the band’s gigs in Europe, the release of KINGDOM will certainly help to bring the stateside fanfare up to the level the band deserves. Heathers will be in New York and Los Angeles in the coming weeks to celebrate the US release of KINGDOM. You can check out the dates below.


Tour Dates

4/9 – New York,NY @ Pianos

4/10 – New York, NY @ Arlene’s Grocery

4/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint

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