Stubborn Heart - Better Than This
Better Than This
Better Than This (Soft Version)
Better Than This (Graham Massey Remix)
4 track 12” single & download, 15th April 2013
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Stubborn Heart will play Notting Hill Arts Club in London on Valentine’s day, 14th Feb.
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Gilles Person Worldwide Awards ‘Album Of The Year’ Mixmag ‘Album Of The Month’
Rough Trade ‘Album Of The Month’ BBC 6Music ‘Album Of The Day’, ‘A’ list.
‘Demonstrates how schooled they are in a vintage sense of groove, but also how modernist they’re capable of sounding. Call their style what you like, this is a luscious record.’ ****Mixmag
‘Deep and futuristic soul-pop – exactly what we need’ Emilien Aumard (Radio Nova), Scalpel
‘Stubborn Heart have forged strikingly contemporary pop from an alternative future.’ BBC Music
‘Bears the capacity to pioneer into the future – eloquent and elegant.’ 8/10 Clash Magazine
‘Their complex, intelligent electronic sound is all their own’ Wonderland
‘Stubborn Heart excel at small hours soundtracks’ Sunday Times
‘At times it can take your breath away’ NME
‘A STUNNING album’ Laurent Garnier
‘Elusive magic’ Dummy
Stubborn Heart release a new single, ‘Better Than This’ from their acclaimed eponymous debut on 15th April. The follow up to their 6music ‘A’ listed ‘Starting Block’ single, it features a brilliant Graham Massey reworking of the original that opens the track up over 6 minutes 53 seconds. On the flip is the alternate ‘Soft Version’ (originally to be found on the limited edition Rough Trade bonus disc) and the sumptuous melancholy of brand new song, ‘Do Tomorrow’ – it’s tune woven around a simple motif that builds into a beatific Fripp-like crescendo.
Already recipients of Rough Trade and Mixmag ‘Album Of The Month’ notices, the band have had strong club reactions and scooped the ‘Album Of The Year’ gong at the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards (January 19th), beating off stiff competition from the likes of Frank Ocean, The Invisible and Bobby Womack to take the top spot.
Despite performing live only since the start of November, Stubborn Heart have already notched up several key European festival appearances including Eurosonic, the Midi Winter Festival and Le Guess Who. Meanwhile, the duo have found themselves in growing demand as remixers, bringing their distinctive palette of sound to remixes for Lianne La Havas, Tyson and Ren Harvieu.
A steadily growing word-of-mouth hit – their London & Manchester shows in January were sell outs – Stubborn Heart’s effortless future electronic soul has struck a note with fans and critics alike, drawing comparison with artists like Talk Talk, The XX, Radiohead and SBTRKT.
Stubborn Heart will perform at this year’s Field Day and Croatia’s Dimensions Festival, more dates and summer festival appearances tbc www.stubbornheart.com