The Heartbreaks continue a year of touring with new dates in London and Manchester in November. Having toured the UK in support of their debut album, 'Funtimes', hit a number of summer festivals, and played a series of hysterically received shows in Japan, following a number one airplay single in 'Delay, Delay', the Morecambe four piece return to domestic duties with new live dates in London and Manchester later this year:
This September will see The Heartbreaks release 'Polly'; the second single to be taken from their critically acclaimed debut album 'Funtimes'. Coinciding with a series of UK dates, alongside their first hometown show of 2012 in Morecambe, the song stands as testament to the not so distant past when, before the age of social networking, it was easy to lose contact with someone so very close to you, as life got in the way. Not only is it certain to be one of this summer's ubiquitous festival anthems, it is also an extraordinary piece of bittersweet, heartache pop.
'Funtimes' saw the band build on the buzz of early releases to deliver an album that had Dazed declaring 'every song is capable of being a single' and Louderthanwar acclaiming 'a chiming, shimmering pop gem.' The band kept up the unique connection they have with their dedicated fanbase with a series of impromptu gigs for Record Store Day that saw them stop the traffic in Berwick St and a monthly 'Funtimes' club night in Hoxton that played the music that means so much to the band. To cap it all, single 'Delay, Delay' topped a Fly magazine poll for the single of the year so far.