Stubborn Heart release a deluxe digital edition of their eponymous debut ('a stunning album', Laurent Garnier) - via One Little Indian on October 7th. Selected by Rough Trade as their prestigious Album of the Month upon its release in November last year, it also drew accolades from Mixmag ('Album of the Month'), 6Music ('Album of the Day') and picked up the 'Album Of The Year' gong at the Gilles Person Worldwide Awards earlier this year.
Emoting heartbreak over rolling beats and dark, atmospheric space, Stubborn Heart's inspirations are drawn from 80's and 90's electronic music and 60's and 70's soul (covers of Reuben Bell & The Casanovas rare soul 45 It's Not That Easy and Dave Berry's This Strange Effect feature here) - the clean, ghostly production dovetailing with Luca's mournful vocal to effect a bruised melancholy.
The Deluxe version puts together the full album plus B-sides, alternate versions, remixes and the songs from the original Rough Trade bonus disc - as well as the videos for Need Someone & Penetrate.
Performing live only since November last year, Stubborn Heart have clocked up shows all over Europe in recent months, including some of its biggest festivals - Eurosonic, Midi Winter and Le Guess Who - returning to the UK for appearances earlier this summer at Field Day, the Boiler Room, and most recently with Ry & Wiedemann at Oval Space. More dates as follows:
2nd October The Bulls Head Birmingham (UK)
3rd October Electrowerkz London (UK)
9th October The Exchange Bristol (UK)
10th October Bungalows and Bears Sheffield (UK)
11th October Nation of Shopkeepers Leeds (UK)
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.