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Someone to Watch For: Nova Heart


Ever since Nova Heart was founded in mid 2011, they've been embraced by music critics, influential members of Beijing's art and 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 and Rolling Stone by senior editor David Fricke, have collaborated with french filmmaker Vincent Moon (Blogotheque, Arcade Fire), and have perfomed at the Iceland Airwaves music 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 self-titled 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
06. Interlude
07. The Queen is Dead
08. Evil
09. Starmaker
10. Right Wrong
11. Dancing Barefoot
Beijing's dark minimal electro/pop group Nova Heart will be releasing their self-titled 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.” Their upcoming self-titled debut album was mixed by Rusty Santos (TV on the Radio and Animal Collective) and recorded in Berlin where it was produced by the italian dance music genius, Rodion.
Nova Heart have recently played the House of Vans in London as well as Glastonbury fest (the first Chinese band to have done so) where they did this Tour Diary for POPULAR TV. The Guardian, NME, Clash, Noisey, and Rolling Stone have all written about them in the past and they have a huge following in Beijing (850,000 streams on Xiami, over 200,000 views on LeTV, and 150,000 hits on Youku).
The lead singer Helen Feng is also a key figure within Beijing's growing rock scene, which she discusses in her interview with Alexander Chow for PostPunk here. You can listen and share the first two singles from the album, "My Song 9" and "Lackluster No." before Nova Heart relerase their next single, "We Are Golden" next week on Tuesday, August 18th

28.08 - Helsinki, Modern Sky Festival
29.08 - Helsinki, Modern Sky Festival


- Read the full story at UnRatedMagazine.com

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