Premiered on Indie Shuffle
New single Lackluster No. Impact date – October 2nd 2015
“As if the New York of the 70s has been transferred to the Beijing of today. Nova Heart sounds like an apocalyptic version of Debbie Harry” (Rolling Stone)
“One of the leading lights of Beijing music” (The Guardian)
“Connecting the icy synth-throbs of LADYTRON to NEW ORDER-esque electropop, Beijing´s NOVA HEART are an excitingly dark proposition. … one of China´s best underground prospects.” (NME)
Looking for something that might just blow-your-eyes-into-outer-space? Well this is it. Nova Heart have just announced the release of their new single‘Lackluster No’ due to be shortly followed by their new album. This band is huge in China with over 700,000 streams on Xiami (media streaming platform), over 200,000 views on LeTV (Chinese Netflix) and 150,000 hits on Youku (Chinese YouTube). With universal accolade pouring in from some of the biggest music publications on planet earth, and with no fewer than 350 live shows performed in four years, Nova Heart are ready to take Europe by storm.
Listen to Lackluster No.
Lead vocalist and former MTV VJ, Helen Feng has been dubbed the “Queen of Beijing Rock” and “Blondie of China” and you can appreciate that listening to their new single ‘Lackluster No’. You could add inter dimensional time traveller to that list, because this record sounds like it was recorded a hundred years from now. Close your eyes and drift off on the cool bass line and beats, psychedelic guitar riffs and probably the most effective electronica you are likely to hear in a long while – exploding out of a tinkering lull halfway the track. And then there are the vocals of Helen Feng, mesmerising jazz – such beautiful tones – and the lyrics compound the sense that she is something more dangerous than a femme fatale.
This track will still be fresh in the next century …. and beyond ….
‘Lackluster No’ is taken from Nova Heart’s upcoming self-titled debut album and will be available for stream and download 2nd October 2015.
European Tour including four UK dates:
22 London, Old Blue Last (Communion)
23 London, The Islington
26 Glastonbury Festival show
30 London, House of Vans (Sold Out)
01 London, The Kings Head (Killing Moon)
04 Milano, Diz Festival
24 Grenoble, Festival Cabaret Frappé.
28/29 Helsinki, Modern Sky Festival