Lackluster No is the first single from Beijing’s Nova Heart who will be releasing their selftitled debut LP this fall, on October 2nd (via FakeLoveMusic). Nova Heart are compriased of Bo Xuan (bass), Shi Lu a.k.a. Atom (drums), and Helen Feng (vox, keys) the former MTV VJ who’s been previously dubbed as, “the Queen of Beijing Rock” and the “Blondie of China.
Ever since Nova Heart was founded in mid 2011 the solo voodoo-disco project turned 4 piece psych-rock band fronted by lead singer & mastermind Helen Feng, they’ve been embraced by music critics, influential members of Beijing’s art fashion crowds, and indie music fans from China to the West. Nova Heart are the first chinese band to get high rotation on Triple J in Australia, have been featured in NME, by Rolling Stone´s senior editor David Fricke, collaborated with french filmmaker Vincent Moon (Blogotheque, Arcade Fire), and have perfomed at the Iceland Airwaves festival.
In 2012 they released their debut EP, Beautiful Boys in China (licensed in November 2013 to Indica Records Australia with remixes by Acid Washed and Munk) produced by Italian disco cowboy Rodion, toured 5 continents, played some of the most important festivals in China and abroad (a.o. at Transmusicales 2013 in front of 9000 people) as well as some of the most prestigious museums in Germany.
Nova Heart achieved all of this against the odds, being based not in London, New York or Berlin, but in Beijing – on the fringes of the international music industry, and without having released a single album. Their selftitled debut LP will be out on October 2nd, 2015 via FakeLoveMusic.
Nova Heart Tracklisting
01. Drive to Our End
02. Lackluster No.
03. We Are Golden
04. My Song 9
05. No Controversy
07. The Queen is Dead
10. Right Wrong
11. Dancing Barefoot
EU TOUR DATES
22.06 – London, Old Blue Last (Communion)
23.06 – London, The Islington
26.06 – Glastonbury Festival show
30.06 – London, House of Vans
01.07 – London, The Kings Head (Killing Moon)
04.07 – Milano, Diz Festival
24.07 – Grenoble, Festival Cabaret Frappé.
28.08 – Helsinki, Modern Sky Festival
29.08 – Helsinki, Modern Sky Festival