18 May 2018

Cold, Cold Heart – Arch

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Track List

1. Incompatible, Part One
2. Wake Up in Blue
3. Plateaux
4. Somebody to Nothing

Cold, Cold Heart - Arch

For the past two years Cold, Cold Heart have been working (slowly) on the follow up to their BBC 6 music celebrated debut album and return with an EP entitled ‘Arch’.

Cold, Cold Heart is a post-rock / ambient band from London, UK. Robert, Chris and Gareth assembled in early 2014 out of friendship and a shared admiration for bands such as Stars of the Lid, Low and Sparklehorse. It is this character that informed the band’s 2015 debut, “How The Other Half Live And Die”, an album so tuned into heartbreak and loss and then mourned and celebrated in a collection of ruptured, elegiac and sky-bound instrumentals. “How The Other Half Live And Die” stands as a shared soundtrack to life. “Anxiety, illness, depression, hope and repair are all things that can be felt by anyone, at any point. We have all had our fair share”, explains Robert. To the fear and beauty in death.

With time and focus spent on the development of their sound, the result transports the listener through life itself, representing the roaming adventure towards happiness and contentment. Entwined with the narrative, the integration of a string quartet and modular synthesizers have bolstered the grandeur, leaving the listener captivated by their sonic exposition.

Recorded in Surbiton and West Sussex throughout 2016 and 2017 ‘Arch’ comes from a simplistic, pure place; displaying an incredible and developed sense of control and restraint in their work, while still resonating between order and chaos, glitter and dirt, beauty and destruction. Nothing is planned or predetermined with Cold, Cold Heart’s output, only that it’s a journey worth taking.

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Release Date:  May 19, 2018
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07 Sep 2017

Cold, Cold Heart – How the Other Half Live and Die

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1. Hannah
2. Wolf Eyes, You're Staring
3. Stand/Still
4. Megan
5. An Elegy (for Martha)
6. Mountain
7. Anna

Cold, Cold Heart - How the Other Half Live and Die

‘How the Other Half Live and Die’ is a cinematic and spacious debut album written and recorded by multi-instrumentalists Robert Manning, Chris Daniel and Gareth Jones.

Robert, Chris and Gareth assembled in early 2014 out of friendship and a shared admiration for bands such as Stars of the Lid, Low and Sparklehorse. What started as a simple coming together to craft percussionless compositions in a spare bedroom turned into something more focused after recognition for their first release, ‘Stand/still’. Encouraged by appreciation from Simon Raymonde (Bella Union, Amazing Radio) and Kara Manning (Rolling Stone, WFUV Radio) amongst others, Cold, Cold Heart was born.

The album is Cold, Cold Heart’s shared soundtrack to life; to the fear and beauty in death; to infatuation and devotion; to the band’s personal battles with illness. With Robert’s 10-year struggle living with multiple sclerosis a constant backdrop, delicacy and simplicity resonate in all that the band does. The most important instrument is the listener’s imagination.

Here are some reviews about their music. Sean Adams (Drowned in Sound): "...like Explosions in the Sky caught up in Low's ominous dark storm clouds." Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music): "Wistful, to my ears.

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Release Date: March 12, 2016
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12 Mar 2016

Cold Cold Heart debut is an album to adore

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Cold, Cold Heart is a post-rock / ambient band from London, UK. Robert, Chris and Adrian assembled in early 2014 out of friendship and a shared admiration for bands such as Stars of the Lid, Low and Sparklehorse. What started as a simple coming together to craft percussionless compositions in a spare bedroom turned into something more focused after recognition for their first release, ‘Stand/still’. Encouraged by appreciation from Simon Raymonde (Bella Union, Amazing Radio) and Kara Manning (Rolling Stone, WFUV Radio) amongst others, Cold, Cold Heart was born.

‘How the Other Half Live and Die’, as a collective work, is built around the concepts of love and loss. In ‘Megan’, ‘Anna’ and ‘Hannah’, the band have written songs that soundtrack the beauty and challenges in their romantic relationships, whilst ‘Stand/still’ and ‘An Elegy (for Martha)’ capture the sadness and nostalgia left behind in the wake of departed loved ones.

The album is Cold, Cold Heart’s shared soundtrack to life; to the fear and beauty in death; to infatuation and devotion; to the band’s personal battles with illness. It has been featured in various shows on BBC Radio 6 and become one of the most pre-ordered releases in the Fluttery Records history.

With Robert’s 10-year struggle living with multiple sclerosis a constant backdrop, delicacy and simplicity resonate in all that the band does. The most important instrument is the listener’s imagination.

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